"More than just Venice" Top 5 Page for this destination Veneto by rubbersoul75

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Clear day end of March, so I grabbed my camera...

..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 Region

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.

A rhyme from the Veneto for you

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


Translation:
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)

Ciao

Pros and Cons
  • 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
  • Last visit to Veneto: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 29, 2006
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2007 at 9:35 PM

    nice page!

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2007 at 7:09 AM

    A great page about the area around Venice. Too often people just go for the obvious.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2006 at 2:46 AM

    Fine overview of Veneto. Thanks for the train travel tip. We used to do a lot of traveling with our kids when they were younger, but now they're 35, 32 and 26 so they're on their own.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2006 at 8:49 AM

    Very informative tips and beautiful photos of veneto!

  • Kajron's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 1:18 AM

    You must put Bassano here and Conegliano and Vittorio Veneto and Treviso and Cortina D'Ampezzo and Rosolina Mare and......:))) Ciao

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2006 at 8:25 PM

    Great page and pictures.. rate it too. Happy birthday to you. :-)

  • abvideo's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2006 at 5:11 AM

    great pictures !

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