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Veneto region and its history

Bronze situla left by the veneti masters of art, a figurative world of social and political life.

Bronze situla

Veneto region, an ancient culture and its territory in Italy. It extended from the Po delta to the upper valley of the Piave river. Hence here, from the twelfth to the first century BC grow the development foundations. Therefore along the Po river, they were the most important European trade centers of that time. Most noteworthy, the amber was arriving in this area from the Baltic. For sure this product was a precious and magic resin in high demand. In addition, we find the refined metallurgic production, the bone works, and the glass. And there was also the exchange of exotic goods like ivory and ostrich eggs.

Most of all the plain is fertile thanks to several rivers. However, the maximum expansion of the Veneti is between the sixth and the beginning of the fourth century BC.

Trade and other cultures

How much more valuable left by the Veneti is the situla. However, the masters of this art created on a sheet of bronze a figurative world that still surprises. And it’s the most explicit narrative of the ideals. Hence like the collective imagination. With also the social and political life.

Therefore the vast plain remains the privileged place for hunting and timber. As well as the horse farm which made famous the Veneti and the Veneto region in all the Mediterranean. And on the mountain areas we have the interaction between the Celts and the Romans. For sure it leads to progressive social and cultural transformations. Hence the Piave valley was the border of the Veneti.

Most of all, the opening of these people towards other cultures was really great. The reason? Because they were able to assimilate the contributions and the influences. And also they were smart to acquire new knowledge. For sure the geographic site favors the Veneti known as brilliants on the trade. Certainly, it is due to an area that overlooks the lagoon and projects in the Adriatic sea. And in all the territory there was a complex system of waterways. On that time that was the natural way of penetration to the transalpine regions.

The Roman Empire

But on the threshold of the second century BC, the north-eastern Italy was in a deep change. It is the time when Rome projects itself to the conquest of the peninsula. Therefore the Empire begins to enter the Veneto region in its own sphere of action. And at the end, it’s an achievement that does not resort to coercive instruments. Hence, the Romans made a transformation of the politic and the territory of the region. And noteworthy, in just a little over a century.

Of course, the main project of this process is to facilitate the armies movement. Therefore the Romans built roads where, with men, also move the goods and, above all, ideas. Anyhow around the middle of the second century BC, important roads crossed the Veneto.  And as a result, they realize the Via Postumia and the Via Annia. Hence where the first was the road from Genoa to Aquileia and the second was from Bologna to Aquileia.

On our days, the Veneto region is divided into 7 provinces. The main towns of each province are:

Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Rovigo, Treviso, Belluno.

…And now let’s discover this region…

Some suggestions of our sightseeing tours, city tours, day trips, outdoor activities

Andrea Palladio

Here you find more details and some itineraries of his works. Hence the villas and palaces. Also, most of them are in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

His works

The Dolomites

Skiing, climbing, hiking, cross country skiing … Discover these mountains all year round. Resorts known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Medieval towns

Middle Ages walled towns, monasteries, castles and convents used until our days. Hence a day tour to discover this period of our history.

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Culture and Leisure

The day excursions are with the different themes combining each them. Hence for sure they offer a wide range of argument that can satisfy all your needs.

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Wine food tasting

This region is well-known for important wines like prosecco, Amarone, Soave… Asiago cheese, cold cuts, fish… in conclusion let’s make a toast!

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Art cities

As a result you will find the 7 province capitals of this region rich in art and beauty. Hence treasures of our history, they preserve important Italian masterpieces.

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Outdoor activities

Trekking, speleology or rafting. Also nordic walking, as well as canyoning and mountain bike. A great solution for all ages to discover the region, with professional guide.

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Handicraft

A wide range of unique products. Made with love and passion that gone from generation to generation. These are masterpieces that continue to maintain their own identity.

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Cycle routes

Explore the Veneto with the bicycle. A great idea and a different travel opportunity. Because pedaling along bike paths, trails, and lanes, means to discover masterpieces.

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… Above just a little taste. Do you have a particular request? …

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SIGHTSEEING IN ITALY
Veneto region

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“There is no world without Verona walls,
But purgatory, torture, hell itself,
Hence banished is banish’d from the world,
And world’s exile is death…..”

“Romeo and Juliet”, Act 3, Scene 3
– William Shakespeare –
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