Veneto Region Highlights and Information

The Veneto region of Italy is a very popular northern region with a diverse array of towns and activities to do. The Region has an area of about 7,103 square miles has 581 towns and an overall population of about 4,937,850. With its capitol city being the island of Venice which is located just off the mainland south central coast. The region has about 100 miles of coastline on the Adriatic sea half of which has beaches and the rest is rocky coastline.  Of the areas with good coastline about 50 percent of beaches are developed as resorts and the rest are just regular beaches

that anyone can go to.

The Veneto region is about 150 miles long going from north east to south west and is about 65 miles wide. Veneto because of its shape and neighboring regions shapes shares a small portion of its border with the country of Austria to the north east. Veneto also shares borders with four of its Italian regional neighbors which are Friuli-Venezia Giulia to the east, Lombardy  to the west Trentino-Alto Adige to the north, and Emilia-Romagna to the south.

Map of Italy Highlighting Veneto

Veneto is one of the few northern regions to have very little in the way of snow skiing but more than makes up with an abundance of outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking and swimming that is available in any of the over 160 campgrounds in the region.

For the traditional sightseeing traveler Venice is one of the main cities to visit with its world famous canals and architecture. Other notable towns in the region are Murano which is world famous for its blown glass and cristle, Mestre which is the closest city to Venice on the mainland and a great place to stay for people who want to visit Venice but don't want to stay there.

Verona is another very popular city in Veneto and is home of the setting of the play Romeo and Juliet. Verona is a great place to visit with the Adige river snaking its way through the town making for a very picturesque setting.  Verona is also home to many of the Roman ruins in the region and boasts of a still in use Roman Arena where concerts are performed in the summer.