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By Marissa Fabris

Italy's northernmost area, the Veneto comprises Padua, Verona, Vicenza, plus Venice itself, which as soon as governed the world. a few 5,000 Renaissance villas nonetheless stand, many through Palladio. A foodstuff- and wine-lover's paradise, it is also the main artistically wealthy area in Italy, and the main romantic, with the artwork 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. event their artwork and join their global, with the insights of an insider. each aspect is the following concerning the meals, the points of interest, the easiest locations to stick and consume.

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The Turks became a significant threat to Venice and, in 1570, they took Cyprus back. Having recognized that it was imperative to depend on more than the sea for its wealth, Venice shifted its focus to agricultural development on the mainland. As the Venetian Republic increased its influence over the Veneto region, nobles began to commission architects such as Andrea Palladio, to design villas and farming estates in the Veneto as vacation retreats. The Venetian Republic was ruled by the Doge, a leader established for life to reign over the Republic along with his Council of 10 and the Grand Council of 2,000 members.

The Province of Belluno In this Chapter n n n n n n n n n Belluno Feltre Longarone Cadore Sappada Auronzo and Misurina Cortina d’Ampezzo Arabba Marmolada 41 43 46 47 49 53 56 67 70 Much of the province was under Austrian rule for many years and consequently was significantly impacted by their culture. While Italian is predominantly spoken in the zone, there are pockets where the language has significant German influence. Celebrated for its shimmering peaks, dramatic vertical rock faces, lively resort towns, Alpine hamlets and world-class ski resorts, the Dolomite Mountains are a retreat for intrepid climbers, skiers, mountaineers and all manner of outdoors enthusiasts.

20 n Accommodations Agriturismo –AgriculHOTEL PRICE CHART tural tourism (the farm Based on a double room for two stay) has become increasingly popular in Italy over i Under i50 the past several years and ii i50-i80 there are many such estabiii i81-i120 lishments in the Veneto iiii i121-i190 countryside that offer great iiiii Over i190 alternatives to the standard hotel room. The principle mission of these operating farms is agricultural production, but in addition many sell their products in their azienda (store), have dining facilities where they welcome visitors, offer guest rooms and organize recreational activities.

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