Bagnoli and environs

The Convention organization believes it is doing the useful thing, for those unfamiliar with the place, to illustrate some proposals of interesting locations and also to arrange guided tours such as the one to Venice and the river tour.
Below you will find the two specially designed programs and then the various proposals of sites to visit.

Visit the Hospitality page to discover our suggested places to sleep and to find the link to the solidarity chat.

Proposal for a day in VENICE with escort

Annarosa Stribrsky organizes, very gladly, for a group of people from IppocrateOrg an informal day among the beauties of Venice.
The walk will take place among the "Venetian Fields" with explanations of the history, architecture, art and special traditions of the city.
Venice is a unique city' with a concentration of unobtainable works of art.
This itinerary program aims to propose a walk through the city' with the intent to make people understand the particularity of the place and the soul of Venice.
Understand its stones, architectural styles and its importance in the developments in history, that is, Venetian life from the past to the present.
A taste then to entice, you all, to return to that place of history, culture and esotericism.

Type of tour:

9:30 a.m. Gathering at the Santa Lucia train station in Venice.
10:00 a.m. Departure from the station.

Route and sites to visit along the day:
the itinerary will be' a walk through the back streets passing by: Venice Ghetto,

Fondamenta Nuova,
Campo San Giovanni e Paolo,
Chiesa Santa Maria dell'Assunta,
Chiesa di San Giovanni e Paolo and its library,
Chiesa di San Zaccaria,
with arrival finally at Piazza San Marco. https://it.

Approx. 12:30 -13:00 no on arrival and stop to be agreed upon as free time for shopping, refreshments, etc.

15.00 Departure for return to the station by crossing:


Frari Field

For those who are tired there is the possibility of taking the vaporetto that takes to the station and is also scenic.(cost about 10 euros).
Those who would like to experience a gondola ride, the cost for 30 minutes and for a maximum of 5 people is about 85 euros.
The above proposal is, however, indicative and may vary according to the particular interest of the group, which should be composed as a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of about 25 people.
The tour leader was born in London to an Italian mother, has a degree in European Humanities, has lived 30 years in the center of Venice and has a great passion for the history of Venetian art and artists.
The tour can be customized to your liking by having a base number of participants and can be conducted in both Italian and English.
For Annarosa it will be' a real pleasure to accompany you and let you discover the history of the Serenissima.
The Cost for the escort, to be paid on site, is euro 10 per person.
Expenses such as entrance fees for churches, museums, ferries, etc. will be borne by the people.

For information and reservations you can contact Annarosa Stribrsky directly
e-mail: [email protected] +39 338 833 0723 +43 664 731 40617

Proposed river excursion and museum tour in the Battaglia Terme/Euganean Hills area

1 day
car-free travel
museum and medieval town visits

Time to reach Battaglia Terme (or Monselice) from Bagnoli di Sopra:
car about 30 minutes
bike about 60 minutes
public transportation between 60 and 90 minutes (check schedules and connections)

9.00 am meeting participants in Battaglia Terme, Don Romano Square. Reception with River Navigation Museum Guides
9.15 a.m. guided walk Museo Diffuso
10.00 a.m. guided tour of the Museum of River Navigation
11.00 a.m. embarkation, navigation (with guide) on the canals, with passage of navigation basin, direction Monselice
12 noon.30 disembarkation in Monselice and guided tour of the historic center.
hrs 13.00-14.45 free time for lunch
hrs 15.00 guided tour Monselice Castle
hrs 16.30 embarkation for return to Battaglia Terme
hrs 18.00 disembarkation, accompaniment to Don Romano Square and end of guide service

Costs (minimum 30 pax - maximum 45 pax)
Museo Diffuso 5 euro
Museo Navigazione Fluviale 8 euro (group discount)
Navigazione A/R Battaglia Terme-Monselice 22 euro
Castello Monselice 10 euro
Total 45 euro , price that includes guides, navigation, entrance to cultural sites. Does not include lunch and anything else not expressed.

In case of a number of participants less than 30 or more than 45 the program and costs may be modified.
The program will also run in case of bad weather, unless conditions and other involuntary circumstances affect safety or impose changes.
The navigation is carried out under Direction and technical assistance of Delta Tour and Rudy Toninato's Ancient Waterways
Any disabilities must be reported in advance to assess compatibility with embarkation and disembarkation and accessibility.

Villa Widmann Borletti in Bagnoli di Sopra

Bagnoli, formerly "Balneoli" was in the Middle Ages a small village, whose life revolved around the church of St. Michael.
Here, in the year 1000, Benedictine monks founded a convent, a branch of the Venetian Monastery of St. Michael of the Trinity in Brondolo. With the advent of the Benedictines, the whole area experienced a certain prosperity thanks to agricultural production, especially the productive efficiency of viticulture.
Even after the Benedictines, development continued with the Canons Regular of the Holy Spirit, who initiated in the surrounding area a series of land reclamations and agreements with neighboring landowners.
Count Ludovico Widmann purchased the lands and the monastery in 1656, when all these properties in the territory of Bagnoli were being auctioned off to finance the war of Candia against the Turks.
Villa Widmann, the patrician mansion he had built there, thus arose of the redevelopment of the original Convent of the Holy Spirit. At first it was thought that the design of Villa Widmann was to be attributed to Baldassarre Longhena, then it was thought more likely to have been conceived by Andrea Caminelli, Domenico Rossi or a master mason from the Contino family.

St. Michael's Church

Evidence of the church of St. Michael in Bagnoli di Sopra we have since 954, the year of its cession by the Lombard nobleman Almericus to the Benedictine monks: here the church was mentioned under the name "Capela Sanctae Mariae et Sancti Michaelis arcangeli." Next to the church the monks founded a small monastery.
Until the 15th century the architecture of the church remained unchanged. In 1425, when the territories of Bagnolese came under the ownership of the Canons of the Holy Spirit, the chapel was enlarged and profoundly modified: the windows placed on the eastern wall and the rose window on the façade gave light to the single nave; inside, it was divided by a small wall placed in the central area, into two sectors, traditionally used to divide the faithful attending the celebrations into men and women.

The Euganean Hills

The Euganean Hills stand out unexpectedly in the heart of the Veneto plain with their unmistakable conical volumes. The almost perfect geometry is the formidable result of volcanic phenomena dating back more than 40 million years. The scenic charm is accompanied by the uniqueness of the natural environments and an astonishing richness of the cultural heritage.
Enchanting corners of unspoiled nature and picturesque historic villages follow one another along the many itineraries that can be traveled within the Park.
Making a stay in the Euganean Hills even more rewarding and stimulating are the local food and wine excellences, from the highly prized wine to the exclusive culinary specialties that can be enjoyed in the many restaurants, trattorias, farmhouses e wineries.

The Wines and Typical Products of the Euganean Hills

The Euganean Hills offer genuine gastronomic specialties from the tradition of peasant cuisine, which you can enjoy in the cozy restaurants and specialized stores in the area.
The favorable climate and the particular morphology of the vineyards has given rise to the heady fragrance and unmistakable flavor of excellent wines. Wineries and farmhouses will accompany you in their tasting, which will allow you to keep alive the memory of these wonderful lands.

The oil of the Euganean Hills

Decisive but balanced, with character but a caressing aftertaste. It is the oil of the Euganean Hills!
The oil mills are the place where this excellence of the Euganean Hills comes to life to leave the territorial boundaries and be recognized and appreciated all over the world.
The skill and knowledge put in place in the Euganean oil mills make the difference in the quality of the oil, preserving all its organoleptic properties and characteristic flavor, which at the same time is declined in different variants capable of satisfying all palates.
In the oil mills of the area you can taste and choose the most suitable oil for tastes and occasions, but also different food and wine and cosmetic products in which oil and olive are the protagonists in different forms, scents and fragrances.

Euganean Hills Wine Shops

The wine shop ... the wine cellar at your doorstep! The many wine shops of the Euganean Hills offer the opportunity to taste the prestigious wines of our land, comfortably in the squares of our hillside villages. Toast with friends while savoring a good red wine, accompanied by a typical Veneto spunciotto.

Sports activities to be practiced in the Euganean Hills

Why not spend a few hours outdoors and keep fit in the company of your family? The Euganean Hills offer the opportunity to walk along characteristic trails making you feel those emotions that only nature can give you.

The pleasure of eating well in the Euganean Hills

Veneto is a region rich in history and traditions that also involve local cuisine. The Euganean Hills area offers culinary specialties handed down from generation to generation and an unmistakable variety of flavors, to be enjoyed together with excellent wines. The hospitality of restaurants, trattorias and agritourisms, which have always stood out for the excellent quality of their services, will make your stay pleasant.

Arquà Petrarca

Time seems to stand still in Arquà Petrarca, the center of the Euganean Hills that, more than any other, retains the ancient charm of medieval villages. Its name perhaps derives from Arquata montium, meaning "cloister of the mountains," but it owes its notoriety to the eternal fame of Francesco Petrarch, the poet who spent the last years of his life there.
The present-day settlement of Arquà, from the Latin Arquatum or Arquata later vulgarized into Arquada, goes to designate that Borgo which still retains largely intact its 14th-century appearance, and which was inhabited, in the last years of his life, by the Poet Francesco Petrarch. Arquà's origins are clearly medieval and can be traced back to the period when it came to stand on a probable defensive line that must have existed as early as the Barbarian era and that connected the Fortress of Monselice, the center of the local Longobard political-administrative jurisdiction, with Valle S. Giorgio, Cinto Euganeo and the flat strip towards Vicenza, west of the hills. Going further back in history, it turns out that the territory of Arquà has very ancient origins.


Lying at the foot of the Euganean Hills, Este was the main settlement of the ancient Veneti who inhabited it as early as the Iron Age. An important Roman colony founded by veterans of Augustus, around the mid-11th century the city was chosen as the home of a feudal dynasty. Of the imposing medieval fortress, built by the Este family and enlarged by the Carraresi, the walls with a perimeter over a kilometer long remain today. The two remaining maistre towers enclose a splendid public garden.
Palazzo Mocenigo is home to the Atestino National Museum, one of the most important in Italy for its pre-Roman collections.
The approximately four centuries of Venetian rule can be read by admiring the remains of the perimeter that enclosed the town, the beautiful palaces of the central Piazza Maggiore (including the Town Hall) and the beautiful villas. These include Villa Kunkler, which hosted Byron and Shelley, Villa Cornaro-Benvenuti, Villa Contarini degli Scrigni (called 'Vigna Contarena') and Villa Zenobio-Albrizzi.


About ten kilometers from the busy center of Padua is Monselice, a town of 17,000 inhabitants still little known to tourists from outside the region. Why not consider it? The historic center of Monselice is squeezed between two hills. One is the Colle della Rocca, the symbolic image of Monselice: a hillock topped by a mighty medieval building and surrounded in its lower part by seven small churches that represent the stages of a votive path. Seen as a whole, the Fortress of Monselice is very striking and invites one to climb the path to the top to admire the plain and the nearby hills from above. Monselice's other hill is Monte Ricco: beloved by hikers, cyclists and runners in the area, it is also an interesting destination for day-trippers who want to stretch their legs in the cool air or sit on a bench and enjoy the view.


Of the many walled cities in the Veneto region, Montagnana is the one that best preserves its medieval city walls: there has been little or no human intervention or damage over time, and the city appears today, majestic and strong, almost as it must have been in the 14th century.
The first fortification, built around the urban core to defend against barbarian invasions, dates back to Late Antiquity, and must have consisted of embankments, ditches, bramble barriers, and palisades.
After the 10th century, numerous written sources attest to the involvement in the maintenance of the walls by the inhabitants of the villages that the castrum of Montagnana defended. In addition to the instruments of protection, such as walls, bertesche and drawbridge, they also spoke of the importance that military service had for the safety of all.
In 1242, Ezzelino III da Romano burned the town and later rebuilt a more imposing city wall and built the Castle of San Zeno.
Apart from the Castle of San Zeno, the city wall we see today dates from a later period, and is one of the best-preserved examples of medieval walls in Europe. 

Po Delta

The Po Delta is one of the places you absolutely must see if you are in Veneto or Emilia Romagna.
The mouth of the great river is a place that seems motionless, impassive to the passage of time.
Visiting the entire Po Delta takes several days, but even in a day you can create interesting trips to do on foot, by bike or by boat.
With today's blog post I want to tell you about my favorite things to see, starting from north to south. Then you decide how to match them up!

Montegrotto Terme 

Montegrotto Terme is one of the most important spas in Veneto and Italy. In addition to its 240 pools, spas and relaxation activities, this town in the province of Padua holds many things to see, all of which can be discovered in the nearby surroundings.
I know Montegrotto Terme well. A short time ago I had the opportunity to explore the area even more thanks to a stay at theHotel Terme Preistoriche, a hotel that I recommend for your vacation Spa in Veneto.
In fact, after thermal baths in the hotel pools and relaxation in the brand new Nerò Spa, it was time to go exploring the area, a unique way to combine the pleasure of walking with the wellness of a spa.

Butterfly House Montegrotto

Butterfly Arc, the first Butterfly House in Italy, was born in 1988 from the dream and sacrifices of a couple of young naturalists, Enzo Moretto and Gabriella Tamino, and their idea of recreating a space where they could immerse themselves in nature, surrounded by the flight of the most beautiful butterflies on our planet. Our reality has grown, and so has our family: today our children Lara and Marco are part of it, ready to protect and innovate every day this "first-born" so special, jealously preserving its soul
Close to the Euganean Hills, in the heart of one of the largest thermal areas in Italy, there is the first Butterfly House built in our country and one of the first in the world. A path immersed in the lush rainforests of Amazonia, Africa and Asia will involve you with its colors, sounds and hundreds of butterflies free to fly. Plus lots of spectacular animals: from bearded dragons to large tropical insects, from colorful parakeets to the fascinating soft-shelled turtle.
Interactive workshops with an expert are organized on holidays to get up close and personal with the wonders of the micromegamond. They are booked directly at the entrance at a cost of 1 Euro per person during the following times:

  • Saturday at 4 p.m.
  • Sundays and Holidays at 12 noon - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fairy Woods of Montegrotto 

After exploring the wonders in the tropical greenhouse with one step you will be ready to change dimensions, stepping into the magical Fairy Wood. It is located within a 6,000-square-meter wooded park, where young and old alike are enchanted by the legends and fantastic characters that populate fantasy and folk tradition. On your walk you will encounter pictorial reproductions of orcs, goblins and fairies, as well as strange stones and suspicious trees watching you, all the way to the ancient stone labyrinth. Also waiting for you will be cute animals such as baby goats, bunnies, and turtles, and animated characters such as the Troll King, and theTalking Oracle inside the Gypsy Wagon.

Fairy Woods hosts children's events such as the Spring Festival and the Halloween Party, full of entertainment, games, animated stories and face painting!

Venetian Villas

Venetian villas are a very distinctive architectural type with a history dating back to the Venetian Republic: there are about 5,000 of them and they were all built between 1400 and 1800 as mainland residences of Venetian lords and aristocracy.
These villas are reminiscent of Allende's tales of large South American farms with the representative villa of the local lord surrounded by the outbuildings and annexes needed to manage the work on the latifundia. This is a system that has completely disappeared today, and the villas have increasingly been surrounded by other buildings.
The villa served both as a place of representation and as the directional center of agricultural work: often rich merchants invested wealth in the countryside, shaping the landscape to suit farming and landowning activities.
Today there are many Venetian villas to be seen, and they are found throughout the Veneto region and some in friuli venezia Giulia. You can choose to book a tour of the Venetian villas, whether by boat, bike or more classic means to relive the beauty of these timeless places.
Crossing the countryside and the Venetian rivieras you may come across sumptuous villas surrounded by greenery: these are the famous Venetian Villas that rise in the hinterland of what was once the Republic of Venice. Their history is intertwined with that of the territory, art and architecture, and even today the Venetian Villas are an invaluable artistic and cultural heritage, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Venetian Villas to visit contain works of art by the most famous masters, artists and architects, such as Palladio. By visiting them, it is possible to learn more about past centuries precisely because of the evidence enclosed behind their magnificent gates.

Villa of the Bishops

Amid the greenery of a Veneto countryside that has remained intact, Villa dei Vescovi stands out on a hillock in the Euganean Hills, an important monument in the panorama of Venetian villas, introducing a taste for classicism and Roman Renaissance echoes to these lands, thus anticipating the aesthetics of Palladio. The conception of the work was entrusted in the early 1500s to the nobleman Alvise Cornaro by the Bishop of Padua, who identified here the site for an intellectual circle gathered around the value of the landscape and its role as a stimulus toward lofty reflections and thoughts, indispensable elements for governing well. Designed on these ideals by the Veronese architect Falconetto with a rigidly geometric conception, the Villa was the subject of subsequent interventions by Giulio Romano and stands as a refined experiment in humanist culture in which architecture, art and landscape play with each other in continuous visual references in the spaces of the loggias and terraces to realize human well-being.

Praglia Abbey

Nestled among the fabulous landscapes of the Euganean Hills at the foot of Mount Lozina, the Benedictine Abbey of Praglia was one of the stops on our weekend "full of nature and spirituality." The two-day Press Tour, organized by GAL Patavino as part of the #daiColliall'Adige project, focused on the theme "Great Abbeys and Hermit Monasteries."

Abano Terme

At the foot of the Euganean Hills, Abano Terme is a quiet spa town, located 45 minutes from Padua. Its therapeutic waters rich in mineral salts attract many visitors each year to its spas, which are of ancient origin.
In and around the town there are also lovely little ancient churches and historic sites dating back to Roman times. They are easily accessible by walking along uncrowded streets, which also lead to characteristic squares and hillside parks. But the city offers much more besides spas and monuments. Find out what you can do in one or two days with our suggestions.
Like any self-respecting spa town, Abano Terme is a picturesque and peaceful place, even along the main walking street in the historic center, Viale delle Terme. You can start from the Piazza Repubblica traffic circle in front of Hotel Roma, heading northeast toward the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, one of the city's historic monuments, with its 14th-century bell tower. This uncrowded street is lined with classic hotels, small stores and bars, many of which offer an outdoor terrace overlooking the street. Near the Duomo, be sure to visit Piazza del Sole e della Pace with its huge sundial. 


It is perhaps the least known provincial capital of the Veneto region. Some time ago a survey came out that indicated Rovigo as the most boring city in Italy. What does one go to do in Rovigo? Why visit it? What to see?
I am convinced that every place has a soul and that any city, particularly in Italy, has a story to tell. And so, I took the opportunity to visit Rovigo on the occasion of one of the various events that the city organizes throughout the year. Here is my itinerary of Rovigo's streets, squares, monuments and churches, what to see if you decide to spend a day here.
All the things to see are within easy reach of Corso del Popolo, the city's commercial street that you will find yourself walking along as you arrive in the center of Rovigo.
From an Este fortified town to the capital of Polesine, Rovigo today presents itself as a beautiful and quiet town, with a pedestrianized historic center enhanced by numerous renovations of old buildings, a social theater with an interesting playbill, some typical restaurants and taverns, churches that preserve valuable works of art, and a modern art gallery in Palazzo Roverella, where interesting temporary exhibitions are also organized.

Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibition

With exciting anticipation, the exhibition dedicated to the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, which will open its doors on Feb. 23 in the spaces of Palazzo Roverella, has already generated considerable interest. Hundreds of school groups and classes, eager to have an educational and engaging experience at the museum, have already responded promptly to the institution's call. With an educational and didactic program adapted to all age groups, Palazzo Roverella is ready to make the visit an unforgettable moment for all visitors.

EDUCATIONAL LABORATORS: we stimulate the imagination through creative practice

The educational workshops, dedicated to preschool, primary and secondary schools, offer a unique opportunity to extend the discovery experience that began with a guided tour of the exhibition. Through playful-learning activities, they aim to stimulate participants' imagination through creative practice.

Castle of San Pelagio

San Pelagio Castle is located in the municipality of Due Carrare, the homeland of the famous Carraresi family, lords of Padua from 1318 to 1405. Of the ancient medieval castle, only the characteristic crenellated tower remains intact, while the residential part was converted back into a villa around 1775 by the Zaborra counts, who still own it today. Also known as Villa Zaborra, the castle was used as a museum venue in 1980 and also offers space and services for events, thanks to the presence of a renowned restaurant and as many as 6 conference rooms.

The castle is also surrounded by a beautiful park that is divided into the main garden, secret garden, brolo, hundred-year-old hornbeams, fishpond and icehouse. The beautiful English roses are the highlight of the gardens, as well as the fascinating thermal pool dating back to the Roman period, which was found during restoration work.

Air Museum

Inside the castle is the Air Museum, which houses numerous relics from the history of human flight, from Leonardo da Vinci 's designs to the conquest of space in recent decades. Due to the quality of the historical documents and the presence of authentic aircraft, this museum is a true rarity; it also presents the most important aeronautical collection in Europe consisting of about 300 models of airplanes, hot air balloons and airships divided according to the relevant historical period. Space is represented by the prototype of the fantastic spaceship called the Solar Sail, built by engineers from the University of Padua, and images of the space probe Giotto.

Catajo Castle

A monumental building rich in history, charm and legends built starting in the 16th century by Pius Aeneas I degli Obizzi near Battaglia Terme (Padua); the Catajo is a unique mansion that over time has been a princely villa and military lodging, a literary coterie and an imperial palace.

Catajo Castle was born to celebrate the splendor of the Obizzi family, enlarged by the same family in the 1600s and 1700s it was later transformed into a ducal palace by the Habsburg-Este family of Modena and finally elected imperial holiday residence of the Habsburg emperors of Austria. As early as the 16th century it had become home to one of the most important collecting collections in Europe.

With its frescoed halls, garden of delights, and 40-hectare appurtenances, Catajo Castle is considered among Europe's most impressive and must-see historic residences.
Treat yourself to a dream: the natural elegance of the Euganean Hills palace.

The Barcari Museum

Driving along State Road No. 16 in the direction of Padua or Monselice, one passes through the town of Battaglia Terme. Bounded to the west by the Euganean Hills and to the east by a network of waterways leading to the sea, the town spreads along the banks of the canal of the same name built by the Paduans in the 13th century. Everything in Battaglia has always been connected and related to water. It was, for centuries, at the center of a dense network of trade and commerce that made it an important river port; its canal was ploughed by the great burchi loaded with masegni (trachyte) and grain destined for the ports of Venice and the lagoon. Water also provided the energy needed to run the mills, saws, hammers and paper mill follies, which made Battaglia an important and dynamic artisan center.

Testifying to this centuries-old industrial vocation is the Civic Museum of River Navigation. Located on the edge of the Ortazzo Riviera, it constitutes a uniqueness of its kind in that it collects within it stories, materials and memories of life lived through which one can rediscover traditions, practices and activities of a recent past that must not be forgotten.

Valsanzibio Garden

'The sun is not the brightest star in the sky if it is not alone'-most of the Noble Venetian families have made their sumptuous mansions on the Riviera del Brenta, they are many stars that dim each other. In Valsanzibio there are only the Barbarigo family, and that is why their star is unrivaled and the brightest in the sky.

This Garden has over 350 years of history. It was created between 1665 and 1696 by one of the richest and most important Venetian families, the Barbarigo family, as a so lenne vow to God to defeat the Plague of 1630/31.

It is a place conceived as an allegorical walk to convey to the visitor a positive message, of a life where difficulties are faced and where a solution is always there, a lifewhere every now and then it is good to stop and meditate, a life where time is precious and should be livedintensely, joyfully, in anticipation of eternity. In this Garden there is a boxwood labyrinth about 400 years old, probably the oldest of its kind in the world, and there are boxwood walls up to 5 meters high, unique in the world. There are trees from 300 to 900 years old, ultrasecular specimens from four continents (Asia, America, Africa and Europe).


"Venice the beautiful, and Padua her sister," goes a popular saying. The comparison with Venice should already make it clear to those who have never been to this city what they will find during their visit. Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel, the most important painting cycle in the world, would be enough on its own to justify a visit to Padua.

Still on the subject of art, the Civic Museums gather a fine collection of mainly Venetian painters (Tiepolo, Tintoretto, Veronese) and in the Duomo Baptistery another extraordinary cycle of frescoes, that of Giusto de' Menabuoi, is perfectly preserved. One cannot forget the presence of the "Saint" as the Paduans call him: St. Anthony whose centuries-long presence in the city can be found not only in the relics preserved in the Basilica but also in the many sweets that bear his name.


There must be a reason why Venice is one of the most visited cities in the whole world: could it be because its attractions are something absolutely unique? Of course it is. Nowhere else will you come across a city built entirely on water with a glorious centuries-long history. Venice's very special urban planning and the immense wealth accumulated by the Serenissima Republic during the golden centuries of its history have produced a wealth of sights with an irresistible appeal. Among them, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, iconic bridges, prestigious museums and historic churches that hold art treasures so beautiful they risk Stendthal syndrome, and islands where the centuries-old craft traditions of glassmaking and lace-making are still handed down. Below are the top 10 attractions in Venice to see during a vacation of at least two days. If you have more you can add more museums and other islands to this list, for example Torcello or the Lido. On the other hand, if you are short on time and want a list of attractions suitable for a short visit, you can find recommendations tailored to you on the What to see in Venice in 1 day page.


There is no better way to present Vicenza than the reasons UNESCO used to list the Veneto city as a World Heritage Site. "Vicenza is an outstanding achievement in view of the numerous architectural contributions of Andrea Palladio"... "Because of its architecture, the city has exerted a strong influence on the architecture and rules of urbanism in most European countries and throughout the world." Visiting Vicenza, therefore, essentially means going on the trail of Palladio's life and works.

After all, it is inevitable to do so: all the city's most representative monuments are the work of the Vicenza architect. We start from Piazza dei Signori, with the Basilica Palladiana and the Palazzo del Capitaniato, continue with the exceptional Teatro Olimpico, and discover the complexity of Palladio's production by crossing the Corso Palladio.

Bike paths in Veneto

Find out cycling routes using map orlist of provinces.

The Burchiello

Discover the famous mini-cruise of Il Burchiello, which for over 60 years has been sailing among the Venetian Villas of the Riviera del Brenta, from Padua to Venice and vice versa.
Il Burchiello's fleet consists of modern and comfortable boats, equipped with a viewing deck, air conditioning, bar and toilets. Anatmospheric sailing experience among Villas, swing bridges and locks, which you can now also enjoy in combination with half-day cycling tours with the new packages Bike & Boat

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