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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Veneto

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to embark on a journey through the enchanting regio of Veneto: – Veneto, or Venetia, is a gem of a region located in the north-eastern part of Italy. It is one of the 20 regions of Italy. The region is bound on the west by Lake Garda, on the north by the Dolomite Mountains, and on the east by the Adriatic Sea. This diverse landscape makes Veneto rich and varied. The region’s capital is Venice, while the largest city is Verona. Venice is one of Italy’s most visited and unique cities. It’s known for Saint Mark’s Square and Cathedral and the Grand Canal. Verona, on the other hand, is famous for its association with Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Veneto was part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD¹. After a feudal period, it was part of the Republic of Venice until 1797. Venice ruled for centuries over one of the largest and richest maritime republics and trade empires in the world. After the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, Veneto was combined with Lombardy and annexed to the Austrian Empire as the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia. It was merged with the Kingdom of Italy in 1866, because of the Third Italian War of Independence most inhabitants speak both Italian and Venetian. The Statute of Veneto refers to the region’s citizens as “the Venetian people” since 1971. Veneto is home to a notable nationalist movement, known as Venetian nationalism or Venetism. An autonomy referendum took place in 2017: 57.2% of Venetians turned out, 98.1% voting “yes” to “further forms and special conditions of autonomy”. Despite these affirmations, approved by the Italian Parliament, Veneto is not among the autonomous regions with special statute. Veneto is also known for its historic towns like Padua, Vicenza, Soave, Chioggia, Lido di Jesolo, Treviso, and Bassano del Grappa. Each town has its own unique charm and attractions that make them worth visiting. Veneto is a region rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Its diverse landscape offers something for everyone – from historic cities to stunning natural scenery. Whether you’re a history buff or nature lover, there’s something in Veneto for you. Let our beautiful photographs transport you to the magical world of Veneto, as we capture the essence and allure of this remarkable destination, one image at a time.

The Provinces of Veneto

Belluno – Belluno is a province located in the Veneto region of Italy, with its capital city being Belluno. The province spans over an area of 3,610 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 205,000 people. The province is situated in the Alps and is known for its mountainous terrain. It is home to the Dolomites, including Tofane, Marmolada, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, and Antelao. The province is divided into several natural and historical regions, including Cadore, Feltrino, Alpago, Val di Zoldo, Agordino, Comelico, and Ampezzano. The National Park of Belluno Dolomites is also located in the province. The climate of the province is among the most severe in the Alps, with the lowest valleys having an almost mild climate, while the summers are hot but not as hot as the valleys of the rivers Po and Adige. Belluno’s precipitation average is above 1300 mm per year, and snow is usual during all the winter months, and may occur even in March or November. The province is bordered by the Venetian Prealps and is home to several cities, including Belluno, Feltre, and Seren del Grappa,

Padua – The Province of Padua is a province in the Veneto region of northern Italy, with its capital in the city of Padua. It has an area of 2,142 km and a population of about 940,000 people. The province is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. It boasts some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world, such as the University of Padua, where Galileo Galilei and Nicolaus Copernicus taught or studied. It is also home to many artistic and architectural masterpieces, such as the Scrovegni Chapel, decorated with frescoes by Giotto, and the Prato della Valle, one of the largest squares in Europe. The province is surrounded by the Venetian Plain, where agriculture and industry thrive, and the Euganean Hills, where thermal springs and olive groves offer relaxation and wellness. The province of Padua is a perfect destination for those who want to discover the authentic and diverse aspects of Italy

Rovigo – The Province of Rovigo is a picturesque region located in the Veneto region of Italy. It is situated in the northeastern part of the country and is bordered by the provinces of Verona, Padua, and Venice to the north, Ferrara to the south, Mantua to the west, and the Adriatic Sea to the east. The capital of the province is the city of Rovigo, which is known for its rich history and culture. The region is characterized by its flat terrain, with the highest point being only 15 meters above sea level. The province is home to the Po and Adige rivers, which have had a stable course only in recent times. The land is of relatively recent formation, created by drifts taken by the rivers, and subsidence occurs due to natural consolidation as well as to human activities such as drainage, groundwater extraction, and methane extraction. The climate is mild continental with high humidity, having sultry summers and foggy winters; precipitation is normal, usually happens in spring and autumn. The province is divided into 50 municipalities, each with its own unique charm and character.

Treviso – The Province of Treviso is a region located in the Veneto region of Italy. It is surrounded by the provinces of Belluno to the north, Vicenza to the west, Padua to the southwest, Venice to the southeast, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia to the east. The capital of the province is the city of Treviso, which is known for its rich history and culture. The province is mostly flat, but it has hilly terrain in the northern region. The territory is rich in waters, and therefore fertile, the main products being wine and the renowned red radicchio. The climate is humid subtropical with hot summers and cool winters; precipitation is normal, usually happens in spring and autumn. The province is divided into 95 municipalities, each with its own unique charm and character. The province of Treviso has a rich history that dates back to the Roman era. It was later ruled by the Celts, Huns, Ostrogoths, and Lombards before coming under the control of the Republic of Venice in the late 1300s. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the region went through changes with the fall of Venice to France in 1797, then Austria, and back to France again. It was finally organized into departments, districts, and municipalities under French and Austrian rule. After several transitions, the territory was reorganized, and in 1816, it became the new province of Treviso within the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia with ten districts. The province of Treviso is home to many beautiful landmarks, including the Cathedral of Treviso, which is a must-visit for tourists. The region is also famous for its wine and cuisine, which are a reflection of its rich cultural heritage. The province is a perfect destination for those who want to experience the beauty of Italy’s countryside and explore its rich history and culture.

Venice – The Province of Venice is a region located in the Veneto region of Italy. It is situated in the northeastern part of the country and is bordered by the provinces of Belluno to the north, Vicenza to the west, Padua to the southwest, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia to the east. The capital of the province is the city of Venice, which is known for its rich history and culture. The region is characterized by its flat terrain, with the highest point being only 15 meters above sea level. The province is home to 44 municipalities, each with its own unique charm and character. Venice is a city that needs no introduction. It is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, known for its canals, gondolas, and stunning architecture. The city is built on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. The city is famous for its art, music, and cuisine, which are a reflection of its rich cultural heritage. The city is home to many beautiful landmarks, including St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Rialto Bridge, which are a must-visit for tourists. The city is also famous for its Carnival, which is held annually and attracts visitors from all over the world.

Verona – The Province of Verona is a charming and diverse region in the Veneto area of Northern Italy. It is home to the city of Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its artistic and cultural heritage, as well as the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The province also boasts natural wonders, such as Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, and the Lessinia Regional Park, a mountainous area rich in flora and fauna. The province is known for its wine production, especially the Valpolicella red wines, and its gastronomy, featuring specialties such as risotto, polenta, and horse meat. The province has a population of about 0.9 million and covers an area of 3,109 square kilometers. It is divided into 98 municipalities, each with its own history and traditions.

Vicenza – The Province of Vicenza is a beautiful region located in the Veneto region of Italy. The province is home to the city of Vicenza, which is situated at the northern slopes of the Monti Berici, along the Bacchiglione river. The province has an area of 2,722.53 km² and a total population of 865,082 people. The region is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and beautiful landscapes. The province is home to 199 municipalities, including Bassano del Grappa, Schio, Arzignano, Montecchio Maggiore, Thiene, Torri di Quartesolo, Noventa Vicentina, Marostica, Lonigo, and Valdagno. The area is also known for its agricultural production, particularly of cherries, asparagus, and wine. The province has a diverse economy, with the heavily industrialized Alto Vicentino area alone accounting for half of the province’s GDP. The remaining 40% of the population resides in predominantly rural areas in the southern part of the province or the Asiago plateau. The province is a perfect destination for those who love history, culture, and nature.

Bardolino

Burano

Cavaion Veronese

Garda

Giudecca

Lazise

Malcesine

Mestre

Murano

Padova

Peschiera del Garda

San Pietro di Castello

Torri del Benaco

Venice

Verona

Vicenza

Walk from Bardolino to Lazise

Walk from Brenzone Sul Garda to Malcesine