The Veneto Region of Italy

Padua, Verona, Vicenza and Lake Garda

Author: The Traveling Professor/Wednesday, March 18, 2015/Categories: Italy

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The Traveling Professor's favorite destinations in the Veneto region of Italy:

Padua:  Full of history, yet virtually untouched by high-rise modern tourism, this college town is home to one of the most spectacular and historic chapels in Italy:  The Scrovegni Chapel.  It is also home of the University of Padua where Galileo spent the best years of his life.  Markets, cafes, and of course the Basilica of St. Anthony make Padua a perfect base for visiting the Veneto region of Italy.

Lake Garda:  Every tourist has heard of Lake Cuomo.   But Italians go to Lake Garda.   It is the largest lake in Italy, dramatically set in the foothills of soaring mountains.   Sirmione is the place you want to be to enjoy authentic Italian lakeside charm.

Vicenza:   A wealthy Italian city of gold, it is also where the famous architect Palladio created his finest work.  Uncrowded and relaxing, the beautiful architecture and slow pace make this for a true Italian holiday.

Verona:  Shakespeare's Verona has a Roman Colosseum that still functions today as a performance arena, although not for the gladiators, but for the opera.   Although a little more crowded than the other Veneto options, it is a lovely place to stroll and shop.

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