includes part of the Po valley and, to the north, part of the Dolomites
mountains. In the Region numerous and important Roman vestiges are to be found.
The best example is the “Arena di Verona”.
Venice is the regional capital. I have no
words to describe Venezia/Venice ; some adjectives beautiful , gorgeous, unique
but overall romantic. Venice is a Unesco World Heritage Site and
along its “Gran Canal” we can see a wealth of Renaissance Palaces , but we can
also find some Byzantine influences for instance in the cathedral of San Marco.
In addition to Venice there are some other interesting cities like Verona ( Unesco World Heritage
Site) with the famous Arena (Roman Style) and the Juliet balcony . To be
honest the story of this balcony is a fake !! Vicenza ( Unesco World
Heritage Site) is the homeland of the architect Andrea Palladio ( 15th
Century) who built the “Olympic Theatre” the most ancient covered theatre in
the world still existing. Further he built many Villas the most famous of which
is “The Villa Capra” also called “La Rotonda”. I recommend a mini-cruise along the Brenta river, very interesting excursion because
along the river we can admire more than fifty villas, once the summer
residences of the Venetia nobility. ( see www.ilburchiello.it)
All the above
mentioned point of interest including Venice of course ( www.venezia.net) , Verona (www.verona.net) Vicenza ( www.vicenza.org)