Theme Week Veneto – Chioggia

9 October 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Corso del Popolo © flickr.com - dalbera/cc-by-2.0

Corso del Popolo © flickr.com – dalbera/cc-by-2.0

Chioggia is a coastal town and comune of the province of Venice in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The municipality, located in south of the province, is close to the provinces of Padua and Rovigo. The town is situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Lagoon of Venice about 25 km south of Venice (50 km by road); causeways connect it to the mainland and to its frazione, nowadays a quarter, of Sottomarina. The population of the comune is around 51,000, with the town proper accounting for about half of that and Sottomarina for most of the rest.   read more…

The Lake Garda

17 February 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Old town of Malcesine with the Scaliger Castle and the northern part of Lake Garda © Ezeew

Old town of Malcesine with the Scaliger Castle and the northern part of Lake Garda © Ezeew

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is located in Northern Italy, about half-way between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan. Glaciers formed this alpine region at the end of the last ice age. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Verona (to the southeast), Brescia (southwest), and Trentino (north). Being easily accessible from the north via the Brenner Pass, the lake is a major tourist destination, including a number of exclusive hotels and resorts along its shore.   read more…

Theme Week Veneto – Bassano del Grappa

9 November 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Bassano del Grappa © Mtt

Bassano del Grappa © Mtt

Bassano del Grappa is a city and comune in northern Italy with 44,000 inhabitants. The city lies at the foothills of the Venetian Prealps, where river Brenta comes out the southern end of Canal di Brenta and flows in the lowlands at the borders of Vicenza, Treviso and Padua provinces. The original name of the town was Bassano Veneto. After the terrible battles on Mount Grappa in WWI, where thousands of soldiers lost their lives, a decision was made to change the name of the town. In 1928, the name was changed to Bassano del Grappa, meaning Bassano of Mount Grappa, as a memorial to the soldiers killed. Today Mount Grappa is a popular destination for cyclists and one of Europe’s most popular flying sites for hang gliders and paragliders. Bassano Del Grappa is also famous for inventing the spirit Grappa, traditionally an after-dinner drink made from pomace (discarded grape seeds, stalks, and stems).   read more…

Adria in Veneto

17 April 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Canal Bianco © Pava

Canal Bianco © Pava

Adria is a town and comune in the province of Rovigo in the Veneto region of Northern Italy, situated between the mouths of the rivers Adige and Po. The Etruscan city of Adria (“Hatria”) is below the modern city, three to four metres below the current level. Adria (“Hatria”) may have given its name during an early period to the Adriatic Sea, to which it was connected by channels. Adria and Spina were the Etruscan ports and depots for Felsina (now Bologna).   read more…

Theme Week Veneto – San Donà di Piave

13 July 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Corso Silvio Trentin - historic city center © Kafésd

Corso Silvio Trentin – historic city center © Kafésd

San Donà di Piave is the largest city in Eastern Veneto and a comune of province of Venice, in the North East region of Italy. It bounds the communes of Noventa di Piave, Musile di Piave and Fossalta di Piave, that have become in practice a part of a single urban area, also known as Città del Piave. San Donà lies on the river Piave approximately 40 km north-east of Venice and 30 km (19 mi) east of Treviso.   read more…

Theme Week Veneto – Rovigo

10 July 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II © Atigra/cc-by-sa-3.0

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II © Atigra/cc-by-sa-3.0

Rovigo is a town and comune in the Veneto region of North-Eastern Italy with 53,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the eponymous province. The northern border of the province is set on the Adige river from Badia Polesine to the sea, except for the territory of Cavarzere (in the province of Venice); the southern border is set on the Po river from Melara to the sea. The province includes the whole delta of the Po and the border is set on the Po di Goro channel of the delta.   read more…

Theme Week Veneto – Schio

9 July 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Piazza Alessandro Rossi © Puscas Vadim/cc-by-sa-3.0

Piazza Alessandro Rossi © Puscas Vadim/cc-by-sa-3.0

Schio is a town and comune in the province of Vicenza situated North of Vicenza and East of the Lake of Garda. It is surrounded by the Little Dolomites (Italian Prealps) and Mount Pasubio. By the 12th century Schio had become an important centre of prosperous wool manufacturing. The city was ruled by the Venetian Maltraversi family until 1311.   read more…

Theme Week Veneto

8 July 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Venice, the primary tourist destination and the capital of Veneto © Brianski/cc-by-sa-3.0

Venice, the primary tourist destination and the capital of Veneto © Brianski/cc-by-sa-3.0

Veneto is one of the twenty regions of Italy. Its population is about five million, ranking fifth in Italy. The region’s capital and largest city is Venice. Besides Venice, other popular tourist towns are the opera city of Verona, the university city of Padua, the Dolomites town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the municipalities around Lake Garda, the hot springs town of Abano Terme, and the seaside resorts Jesolo and Caorle.   read more…

Treviso in Veneto

15 June 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Morningfrost

© Morningfrost

Treviso is a city and comune in Veneto region in northern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Treviso and the municipality has 84,000 inhabitants. Some 3,000 live within the Venetian walls (le Mura) or in the historical and monumental center, some 80,000 live in the urban center proper while the city hinterland has a population of approximately 170,000.   read more…

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