Located on the border of Austria in the northeastern part of Italy, Veneto is comprised of 7 provinces: Belluno, Padova, Rovigo, Treviso, Venezia, Verona and Vicenza. Originally settled by a population of peaceful farmers, agriculture remains a backbone to Veneto’s economy, as well as the steady influx of tourists and visitors to this stunning and diverse region. Veneto includes an extensive plains area that is part of the Po Valley, the sandy beaches of the coastline and the stunning Dolomite Mountains. However, the main draw of the region remains the famous city of Venice, the capital of Veneto.
The region is fiercely independent and deeply proud of it’s heritage; most of the population speaks Venetian as well as Italian, and there is a stirring undercurrent of regional honour that stemmed a political effort to establish Veneto as autonomous from Italy. It is not hard to understand the loyalty and pride of the Venetian people: the lagoons and rivers moving to the Adriatic Sea, the omnipresent wonder of Venice, the rise from one of the poorest regions in Italy to one of the wealthiest, the birthplace of Romeo and Juliet – Veneto has much to be proud of, and offers a wealth of sights to experience and explore.
Veneto, Trentino–Alto Adige/Südtirol
American Expat for 21 years. Cities/Regions of Expertise: Venice/Veneto/Trentino Alto-Adige and Prosecco country.
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