Veneto is a region to discover. Mountains, sea, parks, green countryside and enchanting villages.
If you are looking for an original idea for your trip, in this article we have collected some tips for unusual excursions.
In fact, who said that only the most famous tourist spots are worth a visit? Sometimes, near the most renowned places, there are real treasures. So let’s discover the Veneto that you do not expect!
👉PLACES NOT TO BE MISSED IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF VENICE
It is well known that Venice is one of the most enchanting cities in the world.
However, this does not mean that its surroundings are less impressive. Any examples? The Venetian coast has unique naturalistic oases such as Vallevecchia, Lio Piccolo and the Laguna del Mort.
Do not miss the landscapes along the Piave, where it is possible to follow the 220 km of the cycle path that leads from the Dolomites to the mouth of the river.
Another must-visit, the Euganean Hills with numerous paths that cross natural environments protected by the park.
Even Treviso with its marvelous hills famous for Prosecco offers real treasures, both from a naturalistic, cultural but also enogastronomic point of view.
Finally the magical places of the Belluno area. Just to name a few, Mel, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Feltre and what we can call true masterpieces of nature such as the Brent dell’Art, the Blue Cave and the Cansiglio Forest.
As you saw, there are many unusual places to visit in Veneto. For this reason, we decided to describe them below to give you more suggestions.😉
EXCURSIONS BETWEEN HISTORY AND NATURE NEAR THE BEACHES OF JESOLO AND CAVALLINO
Jesolo, the entertainment capital with its fifteen kilometers of beaches. Cavallino, a seaside location that host the biggest campsites in Europe.
Why do not combine a seaside holiday with culture, history, food and wine? In fact, just around the corner there is Lio Piccolo, one of the most fascinating places in the Venice Lagoon. An oasis of peace made of canals, sandbars, cultivated fields and old farmhouses.
Not less beautiful, the Laguna del Mort, near the beaches of Eraclea and Jesolo, created after the diversion of the Piave. The episode dates back to 1935, when the river, during a flood, left its course flowing into its current estuary.
An area of great natural value that in 2003 was declared by Legambiente one of the eleven most beautiful beaches in Italy.
Then there is a hinterland to discover, the one along the Piave River. From the mouth located in Cortellazzo (Jesolo), it is possible to follow an exciting itinerary among museums, places of the Great War, castles, towers, abbeys, frescoed churches, historic villas and extraordinary landscapes.
It is the “Ciclovia del Piave”, a 220 km route that unites the Dolomites to the mouth of the River in the Adriatic Sea. A journey through history, nature, flavors and traditions.
CAORLE AND ITS WONDERFUL LAGOON
Caorle, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, where you can breathe the atmosphere of the typical seaside village, maybe for the picturesque little port, the narrow streets and the lovely squares or the Sanctuary of the Madonna dell’Angelo, set on the rocks.
Besides enjoying the sea, here it is possible to undertake numerous excursions to discover the area, from the nearby Ca’ Corniani, a small rural village where time seems to have stood still, to the wonderful lagoon. In fact, leaving behind the East beach, you can easily reach the Isola dei Pescatori, which represents a slice of life in the fishing valleys.
A few steps away there is also Vallevecchia, a naturalistic oasis of great value, where you can admire the fauna and flora typical of sandy coasts.
WELLNESS AND RELAXATION ON EUGANEAN HILLS
Born from a remote volcanic activity, the Euganean Hills are now a Natural Park that preserves its extraordinary biodiversity.
Nature dotted with castles, spas, abbeys, all to discover on foot or by bicycle. Overall, there are about twenty paths in the area, all perfectly marked and equipped.
Certainly not to be missed the Pianoro del Mottolone, one of the most fascinating and scenic places in the area, and the ancient medieval village of Arquà Petrarca.
CULTURE, FLAVORS AND NATURE IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF TREVISO
The territory is small, the beauty is great. The surroundings of Treviso preserve enchanting places.
On the slopes of the Prealps, there is Vittorio Veneto, inextricably linked to the Great War. Then there is Conegliano, known for being the birthplace of GiovanBattista Cima, Susegana with the Castle of San Salvatore, Refrontolo and the picturesque Molinetto della Croda.
Not to be missed Nervesa della Battaglia where stands the Abbey of Sant’Eustachio, the homeland of etiquette, and Cison di Valmarino, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, surmounted by the majestic Castelbrando manor.
Then to discover the true local glory, the famous Prosecco, it is possible to undertake an excursion along the Ring of Prosecco Superiore, an itinerary marked by nature and taste, which leads through some renowned hill towns of Valdobbiadene.
THE MAGIC OF THE BELLUNO AREA
In the Province of Belluno there are places where one leaves the heart. Any examples? Mel, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy with its Castle of Zumelle and the enchanting Blue Cave, a jewel with turquoise waters.
The heart of the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park holds the Mis Valley with the Cadini del Brenton and the Soffia waterfall.
Then you can visit the canyons Brent de L’Art, a masterpiece of nature jealously guarded in the middle of a wood of Valbelluna.
Another place to visit, Feltre with its spectacular Sanctuary of Ss. Vittore and Corona, perched on the rock. Moreover, the Cansiglio Forest, the first protected area recognized by a State, the Republic of Venice.
PLACES TO VISIT IN VENETO FOR KIDS
There are also many activities and excursions for children. An opportunity to have fun with the whole family, visit new places and learn about nature and traditions. Any idea? Numerous farms organize workshops, activities and treasure hunts to learn new things while playing outdoors.
👉It is difficult to summarize in a single article the many enchanting places, often little known, of Veneto. However, to discover the hidden beauties of this region you will have to start somewhere. Therefore, we just have to wish you a good trip!