Veneto
The Essential
It is impossible to talk about Venezia without mentioning Venice. While La Serenissima and its lagoon and islands (Murano, Burano) cannot of course be missed, the rest of the region, from the Pô delta to the banks of Lake Garda are also full of appeals.
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Veneto

Grand Canal Grand Canal
Grand Canal
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Saint Mark's Basilica Saint Mark's Basilica
Saint Mark's Basilica
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Piazza San Marco Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco
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Doge's Palace Doge's Palace
Doge's Palace
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Ca' d'Oro Ca' d'Oro
Ca' d'Oro
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Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni
Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni
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Our reports

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.

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An escapade to the Italian lakes

Fancy a romantic weekend? The Italian lake district offers an idyllic combination of nature and culture. A perfect climate, superlative landscapes, heavenly villas and lakeside leisure activities… From Roman emperors to George Clooney without forgetting Stendhal, these lakes have ever appealed to a discerning elite. So why not you?
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Castello: the Venetians' Venice!

You may feel the urge to put some distance between yourself and the jam-packed Piazza San Marco. Rest assured, life continues as normal in the Venetians' Venice, for example in Castello, a bustling working-class district fifteen minutes east of the Piazza San Marco. In the biggest and most highly populated of Venice's six sestieri (districts), washing still hangs out to dry at the windows, the elderly quietly go about their shopping, and bambini play football in the streets.
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