Everyone should visit Venice at least once - the exquisite architecture, iconic canals and rich culture make this city unlike anywhere else in the world. Venice is the crowning jewel of the Veneto province, so it is no surprise that millions of people make it the focal point of their Italian holiday.
A villa with a swimming pool near Venice allows you to explore the city at your leisure – a gondola ride one day; and a trip to St Mark’s Basilica the next. If you have time, take a vaporetto (a water bus) out towards the lagoon, where you will find a cluster of beaches and seaside villages which are perfect for whiling away a sunny day with an enormous gelato.
It would be easy to spend a week or more in and around Venice, but Veneto has much, much more to offer. The Veneto Countryside is the perfect location for a holiday villa with a pool, combining the peace and tranquillity of rural Italy with the sophistication of modern life. A villa with a pool is a place where you can cool down after a morning walk in the hot summer sun, and the ideal spot to relax in the evening with a chilled glass of Soave or Prosecco (both of which are produced in the Veneto region).
And if you tire of country life, it’s just a short drive to Venice to the east, or to Verona to the west. Made famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is almost impossibly beautiful. The blush-coloured buildings, Roman relics and faded frescos make it the perfect backdrop for a literary trip or a romantic minibreak.
Villas with private pools near Verona also offer easy access to Italy’s northern regions, where the Italian Alps meet the Swiss and Austrian border. Travelling from the sunny streets of Verona to the shady forests of the north, you will see a new side of Italy and gain a deeper appreciation of this fascinating country.
Set in the north-east of Italy, Veneto is on the side of the Adriatic Sea, giving it a different atmosphere to other parts of the country, such as those that border the Mediterranean Sea. Venice is the capital of this region, which is commonly visited by travellers to Italy and where a selection of cottages with swimming pools are available to rent.
With Venice being part of the area, you can be assured that there will be plenty of canals to traverse, which offers the perfect opportunity to take a ride in a gondola. Simply strolling by the waterside is a romantic way to spend some time when you are not relaxing at one of our holiday cottages with pools. By choosing our accommodation, you and your family will be able to enjoy the water from the comfort of your own home-away-from-home, whether relaxing, playing or looking to stay in shape.
The Veneto Countryside is another location that can set the scene for romantic walks, as it creates the perfect atmosphere and provides the idyllic, rolling vineyards that are the stuff of dreams. A visit here will make it easy to see why Verona was used by Shakespeare as the setting for Romeo and Juliet, and fans of the play will enjoy the area for this reason alone. Take a bicycle tour of the region with a guide to get a full picture of everything that Verona has to offer.
By touring the countryside, you will see the vineyards that produce the wines that you can have with your meals or sip as you watch the world go by.
The famous Lake Garda can be found in the area, and this will prove to be a location that the whole family can enjoy. It is especially attractive to the more adventurous types who can climb, windsurf, dive and kite surf amongst a number of other activities. It is also a great area for swimming, fishing and trekking.
Skiing and hiking take place in the Dolomite Mountains, which border the region and can play a part in you leaving with great photos, whether they are simply part of the scenery or you are standing on them.
Kick back after a full day of activities at any of the stunning locations in Veneto at a cottage with pool, which offers the flexibility of a self-catering holiday with the amenities of a hotel.
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