WHAT TO SEE IN VENETO: 5 UNMISSABLE PLACES
Many people ask me what to see in Veneto, because it is a region full of history, art and museums and often those who visit it for the first time don’t know exactly whether they had better focus on Venice and its museums (the Basilica of St. Mark and the Doge’s Palace first!) or visit the Palladian Villas.
So, I decided to make a list of what to see in Veneto, that is 5 places you can’t miss if you’re visiting Veneto.
They’re the points of departure for your journey to discover this amazing region.
What to see in Veneto
1 – THE ISLANDS IN THE VENETIAN LAGOON
Murano, Burano and Torcello are the most important islands in the Venetian Lagoon, but are not the only ones.
One of the most beautiful activities you can do to discover Venice and its Lagoon is taking a boat trip to discover its islands and in particular the less famous, such as the beautiful San Francesco del Deserto,which houses a minorities convent, and is practically inhabited only by the friars.
2 – THE HISTORIC CENTRE OF VERONA
Verona is the city of Romeo and Juliet, but also the city of opera and great concerts at the Arena di Verona (Verona Arena).
You can visit the historic centre on foot, and every step you take you’ll get a piece of history, because from the Roman Arena to the House of Juliet, up to the Castelvecchio Museum, art is an essential part of the landscape.
3 – THE PALLADIAN VILLAS
The list of what to see in Venetomust contain its Villas.
The Palladian Villas are famous all over the world and are located in the province of Vicenza.
These buildings date back to the Renaissance and were commissioned by noble families of the Veneto to be places of work and to be used for performing official functions.
For the complete list of the buildings to see you can read the post The Palladian villas are included in the World Heritage list
4 – THE BOTANICAL GARDEN OF PADUA
Created in 1545, it is the oldest university botanical garden in the world.
In this place plants coming from all over the world have been cultivated and studied for centuries.
The Botanical Garden is a historic place and still today you can visit the oldest area; but over the centuries other sections have been added such as “The Biodiversity Garden”, a new building which is at the forefront to continue the studies on medicinal properties and on the new frontiers of cultivation.
READ ALSO – What to see in Padua without spending your money
5 – THE DOLOMITES
The list of what to see in Venetois full of places inscribed on the World Heritage List, including the Dolomites.
The most important town located in this mountain chain is Cortina.
If you want to admire a breathtaking landscape and combine art and culture, this is the right place for you. You’d better read the post Cortina, what to see: 5 things about Cortina d’Ampezzo, where I tell you what to do and see in this magical place in Veneto.