Venice & the Veneto - Day Trips from Venice (PDF Chapter)

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Venice & the Veneto - Day Trips from Venice (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Day Trips from Venice chapter from Lonely Planet’s Venice & the Vene-to guidebook.

Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Venice & the Veneto and they can each be completed in a day. Must-sees include Brenta Riviera and Pad-ua.

  • The 18th-century Venetian elites gambled away their summers in Palladian-style villas at the Brenta Riviera
  • Explore the vibrant university town of Padua and its treasure trove of fresco cycles from its medieval golden age
  • Palladio’s adopted home, Vicenza, is defined by the architect’s classical restraint, while its countryside is dotted with his elegant villas
  • Prosecco country is just the spot for a glass with hard-working locals in one of the Veneto’s most underrated areas
  • Romeo and Juliet were fictional, but Verona’s real history lives on in its Roman arena, Romanesque churches and Renaissance churches
  • Valpolicella yields some of Italy’s biggest, boldest reds, while Soave delivers crisp, refresh-ing whites

Coverage includes: Brenta Riviera, Padua, Vicenza, Prosecco Country, Verona, Verona’s Wine Country.

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