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

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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 Riviera Brenta and Padua (Padova).

  • see the Riviera Brenta, where 18th-century Venetian elites gambled away their summers in Palladian-style villas
  • the vibrant university town of Padua has a 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
  • share a glass of prosecco with hard-working locals in Prosecco Country, one of the Vene-to’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, in Verona’s Wine Country

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

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