In the north-eastern area of Italy, Veneto is the land that falls headlong from the Dolomites to reach the Adriatic Sea and disperses into a thousand courses, streams and ponds, creating the Po delta.
A descent from the most beautiful mountains, through the most generous hills and fertile plain, if worked properly, without sparing one’s energy. Along the coast, the landscape is of lagoons, culminating in the town of Venice, a true urban miracle and a masterpiece of arts and culture. But Veneto, a region of many aspects, holds its own treasures of art, spectacular nature and secular traditions.
The landscapes change in a blink of an eye, and the soft colours and sunsets light up on the Dolomites turn into the eastern shore of Lake Garda (Peschiera del Garda, Lazie, Bardolino, Torri del Benaco) to be watered down again and definitively dissolved into the deep beaches and saltiness of Jesolo, Bibione, Cavallino and Caorle.
As in other parts of the Italian peninsula, it seems that in the region of Veneto art is also systematically spread out: each village, town or capital signs of beauty and the hard work needed to achieve it can be seen. The “Palladian Villas” follow the course of the Brenta River, holiness and hedonism run between Padua and Vicenza, small towns such as Arquà Petrarca, Asolo, Marostica, Bassano del Grappa and Conegliano concentrate spirituality and zest for life within themselves, that often find practical synthesis in everyday life.
Great wines and rich gastronomy characterise every aspect of the region: : Prosecco, Soave, Recioto and Amarone, Valpolicella and Bardolino are famous worldwide; vegetables (radish, asparagus), cheeses and fish products seem to be a way of tasting the best subtleties of these fragrant delicacies. A well-deserved rest and relaxation can be enjoyed at spas such as Terme Euganee, and those of Abano, Montegrotto and Teolo.