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Venice beyond romanticism: its greatest museums
Venice is conventionally known for being the town of love and romanticism, the ideal destination for couples in love. However, Venice should be mostly remembered for the beauty and wealth of its artistic patrimony. Beside the presence of some of the most iconic buildings in the history of art and architecture of the entire world, Venice can count on a number of amazing museums, hosting art from all ages. Here are those you cannot miss.
Galleria dell'Accademia- The Accademy Gallery
The Galleria dell'Accademia in Venice is situated in the Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Carità, of which the church of Santa Maria and the monastery of Canonici Lateranensi are part.
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We cannot speak about Verona without starting with the thing that made it famous all over the world: Juliet's balcony. That simple fact makes it one of the most romantic spots on Earth, where lovers go every day and leave their little notes, hoping that the spirit of Juliet will make their wishes come true. Verona probably owes a great deal of royalties to Shakespeare; however, Verona clearly goes far beyond being the home of Romeo and Juliet, and indeed it offers extraordinary monuments and beautiful sites to visit.
Many Italian regions are known for one famous city, although they have many others that are worth visiting. Veneto is definitely one of those regions, most famous for Venice, but the area is extremely rich in opportunities for a holiday full of fun, relaxation and culture that extend beyond the lagoon city.
Given the climate, the best time to visit Veneto is spring to autumn. You may want to avoid the hotter weeks of July and August, since humidity levels can make your stay uncomfortable, unless you plan to spend most of the time on the beach. This is also the time the area is usually flooded with tourists, so if you want a bit more space and peace you may want to look at dates outside the high season.
If you make it to the medieval city of Verona in northern Italy be sure to make a stop at the Castelvecchio ("old castle"), a fortress built by Cangrande II ("big dog") of the Della Scala family in 1354–1356. While the castle itself has very little ornamental decoration it is an important structure and also offers the opportunity to tour some beautiful art as today it is home to the Castelvecchio Museum. The museum can be accessed through the left door located on Via Cavour.
The area covered by Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park is home to glorious natural landscapes and rare flora and fauna, which the park was instituted to protect. Located in the beautiful region of the South Eastern Alps the park includes imposing mountains like Mount Serva and Vette di Feltre, as well as gorgeous grassland and beautiful valleys. It is stunning to think that thousands of years ago this area was completely covered by glaciers, the last of which disappeared about 10,000 years ago.
The Dolomites in Italy consists of a mountain range in the northern Alps. Eighteen peaks in all, which are located at an altitude of over 3,000 meters and that cover an area of 141,903 hectares. The mountains feature one of the world's most beautiful landscapes with their vertical walls, long and deep valleys and sheer cliffs. While the Dolomites are visually stunning and internationally reknowned the area is plagued by frequent landslides, avalanches and floods.
Today Venice is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. It is a city for lovers who long to ride together in gondolas, and is the place where art and architecture aficionados come to see buildings designed by great artists like Giorgione, Tintoretto and Veronese. In the past, however, Venice was seen as one of the world's great naval powers. Established in the 5th century, the city of Venice extends over 118 small islands located in a bay of the Adriatic Sea to which Venice is connected by three inlets.
The Veneto is among the most industrialized and the wealthiest regions in Italy and it is also the most visited. Every year around 60 million tourists visit the Veneto. Agriculture is also is quite a significant factor even though since the last two decades its importance has been decreasing. However, the agriculture sector of the region is regarded as the most productive in Northern Italy.
Vicenza is located in Northern Italy in the Veneto region. The city itself and the surrounding hills and countryside are famous for their natural beauty and especially for the beautiful villas which had been made by Palladio. Andrea Palladio had been a noted architect in his time and because of his contributions, the city had been listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1994.
Treviso is a city located in the region of Veneto in Italy. It is also the capital of the Treviso province. there are around 82,000 inhabitants in the city, and around 3,000 people live within the famous Venetian Walls in the historic city center. According to many scholars, the ancient city had been named Tarvisium and it derived its name from a Celtic settlement tribe called Taurusci. Many other scholars think that the city might have been named from tarvos which means bull in the Indo European ancient roots.
Verona is a city located in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Verona and one of the most important tourist destinations in the northern region because of its many annual fairs, shows, operas and its artistic heritage. The city is famous mainly as the setting for Romeo and Juliet of Shakespeare.
Vicenza is located in Northern Italy at the base of Monte Berico. The town is located close to the Venice. The city is known for its rich culture and history. It is mainly renowned for its Renaissance style Palazzi. The Palladian Villas of the Veneto region have been listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1994.
Brugnato is a small comune and town located in the Liguria region of Italy in the province of La Spezia. Surrounded by the Montemarcello-Magra Park, Brugnato is situated on the banks of the Vara River. The town is located close to the cities of La Spezia and Genoa. Brugnato is spread over an area of 12 sq km and has a population close to 1200.
Portobuffole is a small comune and town located in the Veneto region in northern Italy. The town is located in the province of Treviso and is located close to the cities of Treviso and Venice. Portobuffole is spread over an area of just 5 sq km and has a population of approximately 824. The town was originally known as Settimo based on the name given to the settlement by the Romans until 1000. The medieval town was first inhabited by the Romans and the ancient castle of the town had first appeared in a document in 997 AD.
Marostica is a comune and town located in the Veneto region of Italy in the province of Vicenza. The name of the town can be traced to the Venetic language and refers to the hills and the streams that descend from the nearby mountains. The name of the town literally means "one which has mountains and hills".
Malcesine is a small town and comune located in the province of Verona in Italy's Veneto region. The town is located quite close to the cities of Verona and Venice. The town is located close to Lake Garda which attracts quite a lot of tourists. With the growing importance of agritourism, Malcesine has seen a rise in the number of tourists that come to the town to enjoy its natural beauty and its laid back atmosphere.
The ancient fortified town has maintained its medieval essence and has a village like atmosphere which attracts quite a lot of tourists to Malcesine each year.
Asolo is a small town and commune located in northern Italy in the Veneto region. The town is located in the province of Treviso and is known by several names like "The city of a Hundred Horizons" because of its beautiful location. Originally the town had been settled by the Veneti and in the early Middle Ages it was under the possession of the Ezzelino family. Asolo had been under the possession of the Republic of Venice. The famous Asolo Theater was built here in 1798 by Antonio Locatelli.
Arqua Petrarca is a small comune and town located in the Veneto region of Italy in the province of Padua. The town is quite small and has a population of only 1800. Arqua Petrarca is mainly famous because it was home to the famous poet Fancesco Petrarca who had lived the later part of his life and died in the town which is where the town got its name. Petrarca had died in 1374 and had been buried in the town. The former house of the poet has now been converted into a museum and has been dedicated to him.