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Verona
Sunday, March 09TH, 2014 by Glauco
Verona is the head town of the omonymous province in the region of Veneto, in the northeastern part of Italy. With its 258.917 inhabitants, it is the twelfth Italian city by population.   The hilly side of Verona, from www.destination360.com The city of Verona is an important touristic destination, visited annually by more than three million people, especially thanks to its wealth of art and architecture. The city has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its urban structure and its architecture : Verona is a clear example of a city that has developed progressively and...
Museums in Venice
Sunday, January 20TH, 2013 by Anna De Filippo
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...
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...
Venice ( Venezia ) Italy
Wednesday, December 08TH, 2010 by Glauco
Venice (Venezia), Italy Probably the most romantic city in the world, definitely unique, perhaps second only to Rome in beauty, Venice brings people back to a way of living that is forgotten in our major cities. The fact that cars are non-existent, and waterways, rather than streets are the means of travel, is one peculiar characteristic contributing to the mysticism and mystery of this city, a city  that takes visitors on an imaginary trip back in history. Ironically, two of the most important museums of modern art in the world are in Venice, and so is the internationally acclaimed Venice...
Castelvecchio, Verona
Wednesday, January 27TH, 2010 by ancos
    Castelvecchio   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 Castle The building is a large square compound made out of red bricks and is an...
Lake Garda
Friday, January 22TH, 2010 by ancos
Lake GardaIf you are looking for dazzling natural scenery then Lake Garda is the place for you. Deep blue waters, green forests, towering mountains, and picturesque towns--Lake Garda offers it all. Italy's largest lake is located between Milan and Venice, and is nestled between the Dolomites of Brenta to the north and rolling hills to the south. The shoreline of the lake and the lake itself are divided between the provinces of Trento, Brescia and Verona. Lake Garda offers much to see and do, including many luxury hotels and resorts that cater to both Italians and foreign tourists. Visitors...
Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by ancos
    Bellunesi Dolomites - Giau Pass   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.     Flora and Fauna The most important mammal in the...
The Dolomites
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Dolomites - A View 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. The Landscape The Dolomites are a part of the mountain range of the Italian Alps. They are mostly spread in...
The Lagoon of Venice
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Venice - Panoramic View 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. Paolo Veronese - La Battaglia di Lepanto History...
Shopping in the Veneto
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Venice - Fish market 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. Through the plains of the region, wine grapes, fruits and vegetables are the most important but grain crops such as rice and corn are also grown. When shopping in the Veneto keep in...

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