Information for your holidays in Veneto
Veneto, and in particular Venice and Verona, are important Italian musical centres, home to a vibrant musical life. The Venetian state—i.e. the medieval Maritime Republic of Venice—was often popularly called the "Republic of Music". The city of Verona is the site of the Roman amphitheater known as the "Arena" which has been hosting musical events since the 16th century.
- Venice: Venice and its lagoon are listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
- Padua: also known as the "City of the Saint"; the Orto botanico di Padova is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
- Verona: The city of Shakespeare's lovers: Romeo and Juliet. Verona has been named a UNESCO world heritage site.
- Vicenza is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites, together with a number of the Palladian Villas.
- Belluno the capital of the Dolomites, the bell tower was designed by Filippo Juvarra.
- Marostica : The 'Chess Game' is the most important event of the town, taking place on the second weekend of September, involves over 550 participants and lasts two hours.
- Asolo is known as 'The Pearl of province of Treviso', and also as 'The City of a Hundred Horizons'.
- Arquà Petrarca : this village on the Euganean hills features the tomb and house of Francesco Petrarca, one of the most important Italian poets of the 14th century.
Tourism is one of the main economic resources of Veneto. One-fifth of Italy's foreign tourism gravitates towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in terms of tourist presence, attracting over 60 million visitors every year.
The region is also heavily industrialized. Typical of Veneto is the partition of the territory into industrial districts. The province of Venice is also specialised in glass handicraft (Murano). The province of Belluno hosts the so-called eyeglasses district, being the largest world manufacturer Luxottica. Fashion industry is extremely strong all over the region: Benetton, Sisley, Geox, Diesel, Replay are Venetian brands.
Veneto is also an important wine-growing area producing: Soave, Bardolino, Recioto, Prosecco, Tocai Rosso,Verduzzo, Moscato, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Nero, Pinot Grigio, and Merlot.
There you can also taste the Tiramisù, the typical dessert made from mascarpone, coffee, Marsala wine, savoiardi and chocolate.