When you think of Veneto think of famous cities like Venice, famous lakes like Lake Garda and famous mountain ranges like the Dolomites. This is a region in north east Italy that has many reasons for being on your holiday shortlist and that’s why it’s so popular. For accommodation in this varied region see our collection of villas in Veneto.
Veneto stretches from the Adriatic Sea to the high Dolomites, passing through a changing landscape of river delta, hills and valleys, rivers, lakes and canals. In addition to the area''s natural assets, the towns and cities in Veneto have many historical and cultural sites of interest and a rich and fascinating architectural heritage.
The unique city of Venice can be explored by boat or on foot. Here you will find some unforgettable experiences including the Basilica in the Piazza San Marco, the Doge''s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs that spans the Rio di Palazzo. You can travel up the Grand Canal and see the sights from a gondola or, more economically, hop on one of the regular waterbuses.
The islands of Burano and Murano in the Venetian Lagoon also attract tourists who come to see the traditional lace-making and glassblowing for which they are famous. The delightful cities of Verona and Padua are also well worth visiting for their historic and cultural attractions and scenic beauty.
In the west of the region is Lake Garda with its particularly mild micro climate. This large lake affords magnificent views of deep blue lake against a mountain backdrop in the north and a more gentle rolling countryside to the south. Explore the charming villages dotted around its shores or take a relaxing boat ride on the lake.
The Dolomites provides the perfect venue for outdoor activities all year round. Winter sports enthusiasts will find resorts such as Cortina d''Ampezzo the place where they can enjoy skiing and snowboarding in the winter and trekking and climbing year round.
Nature lovers should visit the Po Delta region which is ideal for bird watching and photography, or the Park of Lessinia, in the foothills of the Alps with its interesting flora and fauna and abundance of fossils.
There are several golf courses in the region and plenty of opportunities to find excellent walking routes and mountain biking trails. For something less energetic following one of the many wine trails in the region, or spend time in one of the spas where you can enjoy the various treatments and therapies on offer. If you enjoy nightlife there is always plenty going on in the trendy clubs and bars in the tourist resorts.
With so much to offer, it is unsurprising that Veneto is so popular. Check out our range of holiday villas in Veneto for an unforgettable stay in this beautiful part of Italy.