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[[{{pagebanner|Veneto Banner.jpg}}  {{quickbar|image:=Venice,_Laguna03.JPG|location=Veneto-Posizionein Italy.pngsvg|rightflag=Flag of Veneto.svg|noborder|250pxcapital=[[Venice]]|government=Italian Region|currency= Euro (€) |area=18 345 km<sup>2</sup>|population=4 905 200 (2018 est)|language='''Official''':Italian<br>'''Regionally Spoken''':Venetic dialect|religion= n/a|electricity=230V, 50Hz (European or Italian plug) |timezone=UTC +1 and UTC +2(DST)}}'''Veneto''' is a region in north-eastern [[Italy]], with its capital in [[Venice]]. It was an independent republic until for nearly a thousand years from the 8th century up to the invasion of Napoleon in year 1797. There's so much to see ...
It is composed of 7 provinces:
* [[Belluno (province)|Belluno Province]]
* [[Venice]] - with '''St. Mark's Square''', the '''Great Lagoon''', the gondolas on the '''Grand Canal''', '''Venice's Carnival''' together with great architecture, artistic masterpieces, particular narrow streets, canals , the '''Biennale'''art exhibition and the Venice Film Festival. * [[Padova]], the '''Marine Republic'''ancient and learned city with its old University, its botanical garden (a Unesco World Heritage Site), but Veneto and the Basilica del Santo that houses the relics of Saint Antonio which is not only Veniceone of the major attraction points for millions of pilgrims every year.
* [[Cortina d'AmpezzoVerona]] - in the province The city of [[Belluno]], is part of the Shakespeare's ''VenetoRomeo and Juliet''' as welland a Unesco World Heritage Site. A place with spectacular views of the [[Dolomites]] where you can relax and walk Rich in summer history and go skiing in winter. The ''Olympic Wintergames'' in 1956 helped '''Cortina d'Ampezzo''' to become a city known anywhere in heritage dating since the roman times such as world-famous roman Arena.
* [[PadovaVicenza]], - the ancient city of Palladio and a World Heritage Site. Home to beautiful Renaissance buildings such as the world famous Villa la Rotonda and learned city with its '''Basilica del Santo''' that houses the relics of Saint Antonio is one of oldest covered theatre in the major attraction points for millions of pilgrims every yearworld Teatro Olimpico.
* [[VeronaTreviso]] - The city of Shakespeare's ''Romeo less known but still a very charming medieval town with some canals and Juliet''? If you plan to go to Verona you should at least try to get one of the searched tickets for the opera in the Arenagreat art and architecture.
* [[VicenzaRovigo]]- small but quite pretty city centre, overlooked by many visitors.
* [[TrevisoBelluno]]- small town located at the doorstep of the Alps, a good starting point for mountain trekking.
==Other destinations==
* [[ Lido di VeneziaPalladian Villas]] 10 minutes from Venice, - a Unesco World Heritage Site comprising many Renaissance villas built by the famous architect Andrea Palladio and scattered throughout the golden beachRegion.
* [[BibioneDolomites]] - seaside towna spectacular mountain range covering the northern part of the Region, a perfect place for skiing and hiking and also a Unesco World Heritage Site.
* [[BibioneCortina d'Ampezzo]] - seaside townlocated in the province of [[Belluno]]. A place with spectacular views of the [[Dolomites]] where you can relax and walk in the summer and ski in the winter. The Olympic Wintergames in 1956 helped it become a city known around the world.
* [[EracleaLido|Lido di Venezia]] - seaside town close to Jesolo10 minutes from Venice, the golden beach and summer retreat for many Venetians.
* [[JesoloBibione]] - large seaside town near to Venicepopular among locals and tourists.
* [[Quarto d'AltinoJesolo]] - situated about 15 minuteslarge seaside town close to Venice, by train, from Venice's main islandpopular among italians and foreigners. Offers a good nightlife with famous clubs such as Il Muretto.
* [[Valpolicella]] - World world famous wine region north of [[Verona]] * [[Lake Garda]] - the largest italian lake, and a well know tourist destination with many medieval villages and castles overlooking its shores.
==Get in==
===By plane===
Veneto's main airports are [ Marco Polo airport] in [[Venice]], [ Antonio Canova airport] in [[Treviso]], and [ Verona Villafranca airport] (also known as ''Valerio Catullo airport'') in [[Verona]].
==Get around==
*[[Venice]] - It is one of most famous and visited cities in the world.
*[[Dolomites]] - A beautiful mountain range stretching along the regions of Veneto, [[Trentino-Alto Adige]] and [[Friuli-Venezia Giulia]].
Get a map of Venice with the water bus routes. You can see major parts of the city just by getting on and traveling the canals around the major islands.
Just sit in St Marks Square and watch the pigeons, listen to the music, and watch the people go by.
The Venitian Venetian glass is beautiful.
Be careful about the time of year you go to see Venice. It is under water some times. Planks are put out to walk when the sidewalks are not walkable. If you go the right time of the year, it is a beautiful city and well worth the trip.
Find a website that actually has some information on what to do, not just idle observations and activities that you can do anywhere.
Veneto's cuisine features a wide range of styles and dishes. It is quite different from all the other regional cuisines of Northern Italy and has a few things in common with [[Austria|austrian]] and eastern Europe's cuisines. It can be roughly divided into three main categories: coastal, the plains and countryside in general, and mountains, but keep in mind that there are many other local cuisines and each province has its own typical dishes.
Along the coast seafood is very popular, especially around the Venetian Lagoon where you can find fishes from the sea, the lagoon and the many rivers that run through the area.
The plains and the countryside are the place for grilled meat (pork, beef and chicken) together with grilled ''polenta'', potatoes and vegetables. It's the typical cuisine of the many local sagra (town festival) held throughout spring and summer. '''Polenta''' is found almost everywhere in Northern Italy and in some areas of Central Italy: it is basically boiled corn and once it was one of the main (or the ''only'') dish the poorest classes could afford. You can eat it hot as a porridge or grilled. Among the most popular dishes there is ''risotto'', which is rice cooked with many different kinds of food: there are many local specialties to try depending on the season and the town or province you're in.
Up in the mountains and hills the cuisine features pork, beef or game meat, with polenta, as well as mushrooms or cheeses (usually made by cow milk), and some dishes taken from Austrian and Tyrolese tradition.
Veneto is one of the biggest wine regions of Italy. Here many DOC (''Denominazione di Origine Controllata'' in Italian, means ''controlled designation of origin'') and DOCG (''Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita'' in Italian, means ''controlled and guaranteed designation of origin'') wines are produced especially in the provinces of Treviso, Venezia and Verona. On the hills above Treviso, around the town of [[Conegliano]] there are many wineries producing Prosecco. Other winemaking areas are to be found on the plains close to the coast, the Venetian Lagoon and along the Piave river. Another famous wine area is close to Lake Garda. It's no surprise that the largest wine show in the world, '''Vinitaly'''[], is held in [[Verona]] every April.
==Stay safe==
==Get out==
The region of Veneto is well connected to other nearby Italian regions such as [[Lombardy]], [[Trentino-Alto Adige]], [[Friuli-Venezia Giulia]] and [[Emilia Romagna]], as well as [[Austria]] and [[Slovenia]]
[[pl:Wenecja Euganejska]]
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