Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and get ready for a road trip like no other! Welcome to Veneto, the land of canals, rolling hills, charming towns and delicious food and wine. This region of Northern Italy is often known for its world-famous city of Venice, but there's so much more to discover beyond the canals. With your van or campervan as your trusty steed and HomeCamper as your guide for overnight stops, you'll be able to explore the best of what Veneto has to offer, while staying in comfortable and authentic accommodation on private properties, immersing yourself in the local culture and lifestyle.
First stop on the agenda, the floating city of Venice. Ah, Venice, the city of canals, gondolas, and romance. This floating city is a must-see destination on any road trip through Veneto, but don't let its fame fool you, there's so much more to discover beyond the crowded streets of the historic center. Start your journey by getting lost in the winding streets and alleys, admiring the stunning architecture, and taking in the unique atmosphere of the city. Take a gondola ride through the famous canals and let yourself be serenaded by the gondolier's traditional songs.
But for a truly unique experience, take a boat tour of the lesser-known islands of the Venetian lagoon such as Murano, known for its glass blowing, or Burano, known for its colorful houses and lacemaking. Visit the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, famous for its panoramic views of the city and for the beautiful Church of San Giorgio Maggiore. And for a taste of the Venetian high life, take a tour of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and admire the works of famous artists such as Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dalí and Picasso.
If you're looking for a bit of adventure, take a walk on the rooftop terraces of the city and take in the stunning views of the city, or take a boat tour to the Lido di Venezia, a long and narrow sandbar that separates the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea, known for its beaches and its famous Venice International Film Festival.
Next, head out to the rolling hills of the Venetian countryside. The region is famous for its wine and Prosecco, and you'll find some of the best vineyards in the area. Take a tour of the vineyards and taste some of the delicious wines the region has to offer. And while you're there, why not make a stop in the charming town of Asolo, known as the "city of one hundred horizons" or the picturesque town of Bassano del Grappa, famous for its traditional wooden bridge and the production of grappa.
Another must-see spot is Vicenza, a charming town located in the Veneto region, is a destination that promises to delight visitors of all ages. Known for its Palladian architecture, this town is a true gem for history and culture lovers. As you stroll through the streets of Vicenza, you'll find yourself surrounded by beautiful palaces, churches, and villas designed by the famous architect Andrea Palladio. One of the must-see sights in Vicenza is the Teatro Olimpico, one of the most important examples of Renaissance architecture. This theater is considered a masterpiece of Andrea Palladio and it's the oldest covered theater in the world, it's worth visiting to marvel at the beauty of the theater, the stage and the decoration. Another must-see sight is the Basilica Palladiana, a palace that was built by Andrea Palladio, it's a must-see for its harmonious architecture and the beautiful loggia. But Vicenza is not just about history and culture, the town also offers a variety of activities for visitors of all ages. For example, take a walk in the beautiful gardens of the Villa Valmarana ai Nani, famous for its frescoes and sculptures, or take a bike ride to the nearby hills and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the region. And for the shopaholics, Vicenza is home to the famous Goldsmith's Centre, where you can find the best jewelry in the region.
And if you're looking for some outdoor activities, Veneto has it all, from hiking in the beautiful Dolomite mountains, to cycling through the rolling hills, or even taking a dip in the lake of Garda.
Veneto is a region that offers something for everyone. From the charming towns, to the beautiful countryside, the delicious food and wine, and the rich culture and history. And with HomeCamper, you'll be able to experience it all in a unique and authentic way. So, what are you waiting for? Hit the road, and discover the beauty of Veneto!
In addition to the information above, here are a few more places to visit:
- Visit the town of Padua, known for its beautiful frescoes by Giusto de' Menabuoi in the Scrovegni Chapel and the Prato della Valle, the largest square in Italy
- Explore the Venetian Villas, like the Villa Emo or the Villa Foscari, built in the 16th century, these villas are a true gem for history and architecture lovers
- Take a trip to the Venetian Alps and enjoy the beautiful landscapes, hiking, and skiing opportunities in the area
- Visit the town of Treviso, known for its beautiful medieval architecture, canals, and delicious food and wine
- Take a trip to the island of Lido di Jesolo, known for its long sandy beach, water sports, and lively nightlife
- Visit the town of Belluno, located in the foothills of the Dolomites, known for its beautiful medieval architecture and the nearby Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi
- Take a trip to the Colli Euganei, a beautiful area of hills located south of Padua, known for its wine, hot springs, and beautiful landscapes
- Visit the town of Bassano del Grappa, famous for its traditional wooden bridge and the production of grappa
These are just a few examples of the underrated things to do in Veneto. The region is full of hidden places waiting to be discovered, and with a van or campervan, and HomeCamper, you have the freedom to explore the region on your own terms, and experience it in a unique and authentic way!
- Città Metropolitana di Venezia
- Province of Padua
- Provincia di Padova
- Provincia di Rovigo
- Provincia di Treviso
- Provincia di Verona
- Provincia di Vicenza