Hotel B&B Veneto
Veneto or Venetia is one of the 20 regions of Italy. The capital is Venice. Once the cradle of the renowned Venetian Republic, then a land of mass emigration, nowadays Veneto, whose population exceeds 4.7 million, is among the wealthiest and most industrialized regions of Italy. Veneto's natural, historical and artistic beauty makes it the most visited Italian region, with about 60 million tourists every year.
Veneto is located in the northeastern part of Italy, bordering on the Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna and Lombardy, the autonomous Italian regions of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Friuli Venezia Giulia, and the nation of Austria. It lies between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea and is crossed by the rivers Po, Adige, Brenta and Piave.
The Veneto itself is subdivided into seven provinces: Belluno, Padua (Padova), Treviso, Rovigo, Venice (Venezia), Verona, Vicenza.
This is a region of incredible culture, history and art. Tourists will undoubtedly enjoy the atmosphere and the magnificent buildings of some of the most beautiful Italian cities and towns, such as famous Venice, the unique city on the water, romantic Verona, town of Romeo and Juliet, Vicenza, playground of the Neoclassical revival, Padova, one of the most important university towns in the country, and Treviso, a little medieval town renowned for its red chicory and famous for being the city of Benetton.
Veneto offers a lot of traditional events too. We can’t forget the magic and impressive Venice Carnival in February, where you can admire beautiful and precious masks, or the Redentore Festivity, which ends with spectacular fireworks and will leave you in a state of amazement and wonder. If you like music and opera, you can’t miss the opera season in summer at the impressive Arena in Verona.
Foreign visitors should try the delightful cuisine of Veneto, characterized by traditional and simple dishes, such as “rice with peas”, “codfish of Vicenza”, “Venetian style liver” and the famous and unique Red Chicory of Treviso, a salad which can be prepared in numerous recipes. All these savoury dishes can be accompanied by world-renowned wines, from red table wines like Merlot and Cabernet, to sparkling white wines like Prosecco and Verduzzo. Most restaurants and hotels specialise in these local dishes and the hotel organisation of Veneto is well-established and efficient. It offers a great variety of structures, able to satisfy the needs of all tourists and visitors, from luxurious and specialized hotels to simple and inexpensive B&B.
The area is well-connected with the rest of the country and foreign countries too, thanks to its international airports in Venice, Treviso and Verona, the efficient railway network, the presence of three motorways and numerous national roads.
Between the 2nd and 1st millennia B.C., the region was inhabited by the Euganei. According to ancient historians, the Veneti (sometimes called the Paleo-Veneti), came from the Balkans at the time of the Fall of Troy, led by prince Antenor, a comrade of Aeneas. In the 7th-6th centuries B.C. the local populations of Veneto entered into contact with the Etruscans and the Greeks. Venetic culture reached a highpoint during the 4th century B.C. and the Veneti were especially known for their trade in amber, which they acquired from the Baltic, and for their breeding of horses. Cities established by the Veneti include Este, Padua, Oderzo, Adria, Vicenza, Verona, and Altino.
After the Second World War, the Venetian spirit of sacrifice and a family orientation played a major role in an economic recovery that harmoniously blended traditional agriculture, trade, and industry.
Part of the information regarding the history, the art, the traditions and the events about the city of Veneto on this page is drawn from www.wikipedia.org
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