Veneto is the romantic, Northeastern region of Italy that is home to fairytale cities like the Shakespearian towns of Verona and Padua, the mountain resorts of Cortina d'Ampezzo and Belluno and the floating city of Venice—the crown jewel of Italy. Although most people travel to Veneto to see Venice, there are many beautiful destinations across the countryside, from the beaches of Chioggia to the snowcapped Dolomite Mountains. Check out Travel + Leisure’s Veneto travel guide to find the best hotels, restaurants and sights.
Things Not to Miss in Veneto
• Take a boat to the island of Murano and watch the famous glassblowers at work
• Shop in the charming mountain town of Asolo
• Tour Palladio’s famous Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza
• Swim in Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake
• Watch a life-size chess game in the medieval city of Marostica
• Visit the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona
When to Go to Veneto
It is best to travel to Veneto from April to June or September to October. The temperatures in Italy are pleasantly mild while the crowds are not as large as other times of the year. If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of crowds, then you will want to go during the peak seasons between July and the middle of September. Most Italians take their own holiday during August, when the weather is hot and muggy, so you will find many shops or restaurants closed.