"More than just Venice" Top 5 Page for this destination Veneto by rubbersoul75
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..and headed up the hill to snap this shot while there was still some snow capping the mountains.
The Veneto is one of the 20 regions that comprise Italy. As a region, it does'nt get the coverage as some of the other regions like Toscana & Umbria, but the Veneto has a lot more to offer than just it's amazing capitol city of Venice.
The Veneto is extremely diverse in landscape and terrain; this might not be appearent from the well toursited train line running due west from Venice.
The Region covers much of the Adriatic coastline south and east of Venice;
To the West, the eastern shores of Lake Guarda (Italys largest and cleanest lake) lie within the region;
The breathtaking Dolomites rise to the North, completely different than the Veneto plain.
The Veneto is bordered by Austria to the North, and 4 other Italian regions. Of course there is Venice, a most amazing city, but there are other key cities of the region that all deserve a visit. Treviso, Verona with its well preserved Roman Arena, Padua and the Scrovegni Chapel, Vicenza with its Palladian Architecture...
These cities and the region offer much more, and I hope to highlight the region further in the tips pages.
After spending sometime with locals from the Veneto, I've learned a saying they have which tries to summarizes\ some of the residents of the region:
Veneziani - gran signori
Padovani - gran dottori
Veronesi - tutti matti
Vicentini - mangia gatti
Venetians are great lords (With the former Power Venice held, all the important/rich folks took residence in Venice)
Paduans are great doctors (this refers to the esteemed medical school- Europes oldest, located in Padua)
Verona residents are all crazy (no comment)
Vicenza residents eat cats (As did other peoples, during the rough times when food was scarce, the Vicentini somehow got stuck with the label)
- Pros:Some great cities, art, mountains, Lakes, food, wine
- Cons:Heavy fog in the plains in the winter
- In a nutshell:Diverse region in a diverse country
Valeggio sul Mincio - sul Mincio meaning "Above the Mincio", and the Mincio being a river that runs from Lake Garda... more travel advice
Altopiano di Asiago - Or High Plain of Asiago is an area known for it's Asiago Cheese, bloody WWI battles, and skiing.... more travel advice
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