You will adore Treviso and Chioggia, mini Venices riddled with canals, the antique, Romanesque and Renaissance Verona and the squares and palaces of the lively medieval, university town of Padua. To the west of the town, stretch your legs in the Euganean hills and those with energy to spare can head for the spectacular landscapes of the Dolomites!
Equally worthy of note are Vicenza, its Olympic theatre and girdle of Palladian villas, and nearby, Bassano del Grappa, birthplace of the famous eau-de-vie, or the lovely fortified town of Cittadella. Venezia does indeed have far more to offer than just the lovely Venice.
Michelin's recommendations for Vénétie
Discover Venice along the lagoon
It’s a bit of a “chicken and egg” situation. Without the lagoon, Venice would not be Venice but without Venice, the lagoon would not be a lagoon. 550 km² of water – in other words one of the biggest lagoons in the world: Venice is beautiful because it reigns supreme in the midst of a liquid mirror, surrounded by small bucolic islands.