Plan a trip to the Venato Region of Italy for amazing art, architecture and wine tourism adventures. Padua, Vicenza, Treviso, and many other sites have glorious churches, galleries, monuments and palaces.
The most cultivated grape in Veneto is glera, the grape of Prosecco. The second most important grape is garganega, for the Soave wine and the third is Merlot.
Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the hills north of Treviso. The name of Prosecco is derived from the northern Italian village of Prosecco (Trieste) where this grape variety is believed to have originated.
Have a Bellini, enjoy the sumptuous Prosecco and Amarone in this region. Try some of the luscious local cheese products:
The Dolomites are a UNESCO site in the Veneto. The mountain range in the northern Italian Alps has 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres with beautiful mountain landscapes including: vertical walls, sheer cliffs and deep and long valleys. A serial property of nine areas that present a diversity of spectacular landscapes of international significance for geomorphology marked by steeples, pinnacles and rock walls, the site also contains glacial landforms and karst systems. It is characterized by dynamic processes with frequent landslides, floods and avalanches. The property also features one of the best examples of the preservation of Mesozoic carbonate platform systems, with fossil records.Culture’s lovers? … not to mention the many historical Veneto villas situated crossing over the great plain, right up to the Alps.
The Veneto region is the eighth largest region in Italy but it generates more than 15.5 millions of tourists every year. Venice as founded in the 5th century with about 118 small islands. “Torcello to the north extending to islands in the south, almost every small island had its own settlement, town, fishing village and artisan village including Murano. When a group of tiny islands were consolidated and merged into one, nothing remained of the primitive topography but what became canals, such as the Giudecca Canal, St Mark’s Canal and the Great Canal, and a network of small rii that are the veritable arteries of a city on water. In this unreal space, where there is no notion of the concept of terra firma, masterpieces of one of the most extraordinary architectural museums on Earth have been accumulated for over 1,000 years.” UNESCO
Click on this link for a virtual tour of Venice:
There are plenty of interesting events in Venice including: International Meetings of Literature in Venice, four days to share different cultures, ideas, ways of thinking: authors from around the world talk about their work, cultures and experiences with students and readers.
The city has architectural masterpieces that contain art by artist that include: Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others. Here’s a link to UNESCO sites in Venice:
In Venice visit The Grand Canal where you will find:
Chiesa di San Moisé
Piazza San Marco
Here’s a list of interesting travel tips for Venice:
Visit the magnificent churches on the island of Torcello as well as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta from 639 with a bell tower that was erected in the 11th century. The Martyrium of Santa Fosca was built around 1100 and has impressive mosaics.
Titian, the 16th-century Venetian school of painting master is interred in the Frari.The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari is located on the Campo dei Frari at the heart of the San Polo district. The church is dedicated to the Assumption.
The Frari is a parish church of the Vicariate of San Polo-Santa Croce-Dorsoduro. The other churches of the parish are San Barnaba, San Ludovico Vescovo, Santa Maria del Soccorso and Santa Margherita.
In the Veneto Byzantine was brought to Padua by Giotto. In 1302 he was commissioned by Enrico Scrovegni to paint the family chapel, now known just by the name of Scrovegni Chapel, one of the most important artistic monuments of Padua and Veneto.
Padua was a cradle of the Venetian Renaissance. Renaissance artists who worked there included
In architecture, Andrea Palladio was born in Padua and designed influential Villas in the mainland, in Vicenza, Padua and Treviso. In Venice, he designed the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Il Redentore, and Zitelle on the island of Giudecca.
The research style of Palladio has created an architectural movement called Palladianism.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com