Escursions in the Venice Lagoon and Veneto Region

From Venice it is also possible to set out on a number of interesting excursions throughout the Veneto Region to the islands of the Lagoon to discover the Veneto Region itself as well as the cities of the mainland.
Once you have arrived in the Veneto Region’s most romantic city and visited its major monuments, other possible excursions might include the islands of the Lagoon of Venice. Daily transport links provide connections to the islands of Torcello, Murano and Burano, each with its own particular features. Of the Veneto Region excursion destinations, the island of Torcello is packed full of history and it is from here that people left to colonise and establish the city of Venice. The island of Murano is famous the world over for the production of marvellous glass products.    


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Abbey of Praglia

ABBEY OF PRAGLIA

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Considered one of the oldest abbeys in Veneto, Praglia Abbey was built between the eleventh and twelfth century, over a large expanse of meadows, from which it derived, in fact, his name. Between the fifteenth and sixteenth century, the church and the monastery took the current monumental form and was […]

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Veneto Villas – Monti Berici

VENETO VILLAS – MONTI BERICI

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Villa Barbarico Rezzonico in Noventa Vicentina This Villa was built by an unknown architect of Venetian school in the last decades of the Sixteenth century. The impressive mass on four floors opens on the first floor with a long colonnade; the upper floors are, on the contrary, shut up with […]

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Veneto Villas – Lower Padova

VENETO VILLAS – LOWER PADOVA

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Villa Loredan in Sant’Urbano It is a building following the plan of the Venetian medieval house; a mansory smooth cube which is decorated only with frescoes and openings. The interior of the noble floor is adorned with some frescoes; they are paintings following the Veronese school and they represent some […]

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Murano Island

MURANO ISLAND

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Famous all over the world for the glass-making art, Murano Island owes its secular prosperity to a 1291 decree that ruled that all glass factories (where fires could easily be started thus jeopardizing Venetians’ homes) would have to be moved to this island. The Murano island, consisting of five main […]

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Torcello Island

TORCELLO ISLAND

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This island of Torcello used to be a flourishing centre and is the place from where the Venetian civilization originated (it is here that the inhabitants of Altino took refuge to escape the barbarian invasions), but only the monumental centre has, miraculously, survived. From the landing jetty, you can reach […]

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Veneto Villas

VENETO VILLAS

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Venezia.net has made a detailed research on the most important villas in Venice and the Veneto surroundings. We have grouped Veneto Villas according to some itineraries (you can see the table on the right) and have briefly described them, proposing also two reference maps showing the tourist journeys. The great […]

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Vicenza: the city of Palladio

VICENZA: THE CITY OF PALLADIO

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Vicenza is known as ‘Palladio’s town’ as he realized several monuments here and it is one of the most relevant art sites not only in the Veneto. Just thanks to the works by the great architect, the Unesco has included Vicenza in the list of the World Mankind’s Heritage and, […]

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Veneto Villas – Lower Sile

VENETO VILLAS – LOWER SILE

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Villa Albrizzi Franchettiin Preganziol, San Trovaso This villa became famous also because it welcomed some renowned characters such as Foscolo, Byron, Pindemonte and Canova. It represents the inland transposition of the concept of lagoon middle-class house: a cube having just a tympanum; the two barchesse have, on the contrary, palladian […]

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Villas of the Veneto – Lower Padua and the Colli Euganei

VILLAS OF THE VENETO – LOWER PADUA AND THE COLLI EUGANEI

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Villa Roberti Bozzolato called ‘the Palace’in Brugine The building has got a lenghtened rectangular plan with an entrance loggia enclosed in one of the short sides. In the centre there is a narrow and long hall dividing the villa into two sectors. Villa Garzoni Carraretto in Pontecasale It was built […]

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Veneto Villas – Upper Brenta (Vicenza)

VENETO VILLAS – UPPER BRENTA (VICENZA)

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Villa Valmarana Rossi in Bolzano Vicentino, Lisiera This villa was designed by Palladio and rises on the ruins of a former building. The whole structure is very different from Palladio’s designs except for the arcade with Ionic columns. (It can be visited) Villa Sesso Schiavo Narbone in Sandrigo It was […]

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