Veneto Region Map and Tourism Information
Find out what Italy's Veneto Region is all about
The Veneto region is a gem of a region in the northeast corner of Italy. Bound on the west by Lago di Garda, or Lake Garda, and on the north by the Veneto Dolomites, the landscape of the Veneto is rich and varied. From the grandeur of crumbly old Venice, to the medieval flavor of Bassano del Grappa, to a striking town, Belluno, a gateway to visiting the Dolomites, the Veneto makes a fascinating region to explore.
Interactive Veneto Map 2006 by James Martin, Europe Travel
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Towns of the Veneto Region
As you see from our Veneto map, the major towns of the Veneto are historic and well worth a visit. Padua, or Padova in Italian, is one of our favorite small cities to visit, and it's close enough to Venice to make day trips there. Verona you know from Romeo and Juliet, and most folks make a pilgrimage there if only to rub Juliet's right breast and see the famous balcony, but there's lots more to see including a Roman arena that's used for outdoor opera performances.
Venice stands on its own. A week is not enough, although most folks go for a shorter time. Between Venice and Padua is the Riviera del Brenta, where lots of rich folks congregated in the 16th through 18th centuries to build opulant summer residences along the Brenta river: The Venetian Villas.
Lake Garda is Italy's largest and most visited lake with beaches and clear water in the south, rocky cliffs in the north, and villages and castles in between.
Most people who've been to Bassano del Grappa, as the foot of Mount Grappa, say it's one of the most beautiful places they've been in Europe. Bassano del Grappa Travel Guide
If you're a mountain person, Belluno, the gateway to the Dolomites, is a city you can enjoy on its own, or head out on a mountain bike, balloon, or by foot and see the incredible landscapes.
The Veneto Dolomites
In the winter there's skiing, and the summer you can bike and hike the Dolomites. Cortina d'Ampezzo is perhaps the most famous mountain resort destination, called the "Queen of the Dolomites." In summer, it's a dream mountain-climbing destination as well. The Cortina Adrenaline Center will supply you with all you will need to get the adrenaline flowing:
"Adrenalin Park, Canyoning, Rafting, Kayak, Hydrospeed, Wheel Taxi Bob, Mountain Bike, Taxi Bob, Snow Rafting, Crazy sledge, Moon light sledge, Trekking with Snowshoes, Trekking with Snowshoes and sled, special events for conventions with Gymkhana,Sky race and much more."
The Veneto Region of Italy - Planning Your Vacation
For more on the Veneto, see our Best Places to Go in the Veneto and if you only have time to visit one of these places while you're in Venice, see top Venice Day Trips. For a sample rail itinerary that includes the cities of the Veneto, see our suggested travel itinerary - Milano and the Lakes Region to Venice by Train.