Adventure Guide: Venice & the Veneto (Hunter Travel Guides) by Marissa Fabris

By Marissa Fabris

Italy's northernmost region, the Veneto contains Padua, Verona, Vicenza, plus Venice itself, which as soon as governed the realm. a few 5,000 Renaissance villas nonetheless stand, many by way of Palladio. A meals- and wine-lover's paradise, it is also the main artistically wealthy sector in Italy, and the main romantic, with the paintings of Giotto and Mantegna in Padua, the Roman ruins in Verona, the canals and palaces in Venice itself. Bellini, Tintoretto, Veronese and Titian labored the following. adventure their artwork and join their global, with the insights of an insider. each aspect is right here in regards to the meals, the points of interest, the simplest locations to stick and consume.

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102 miles Milan and Venice . . . . . . . . . . 176 miles Padua and Venice . . . . . . . . . . 23 miles Verona and Venice. . . . . . . . . . 75 miles n Useful Resources Admission Fees All admission fees for museums and churches included in this guide are for full-price adult tickets (biglietti interi), unless otherwise specified. There are generally reduced tickets available for children and large groups. Business Hours The following hours are listed as a general guideline, but may vary slightly from one place to another.

Driver’s License: Valid licenses from other countries are recognized in Italy, and a US or Canadian license must be accompanied by a translation or international license (AAA or CAA can help). If you arrive in Italy without this, contact the ACI (Automobile Club d’Italia) to obtain it. Driving in Tunnels: Slow your speed, turn on the fan and lights and keep right. You’ll likely encounter many of these tunnels (gallerie) when driving in the mountains. Gasoline (benzina): Most gas stations distribute benzina senza piombo (unleaded gasoline) or gasolio (diesel).

As Italy’s leading producer of DOC wines, there are plenty of places in the Veneto to enjoy a glass of wine. The enoteca (wine bar) is popular in late afternoon and evening and serves wines and spirits, along with some simple food to accompany drinks such as cheeses, cold meats and sandwiches. Similar to the enoteca is the bacaro, typical to Venice. Venetians love to stop here for tapas-like cicheti accompanied by a glass of wine or, as they call it, an ombra. Wine, Spirits & Other Beverages n 17 Understanding Menus – Reading a menu in another language can be particularly overwhelming for travelers and unless you find yourself in a major tourist center, don’t expect a restaurant to have a menu translated in English.

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