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Hotel Cipriani, Venice, Italy

Discover Veneto

The beautiful Veneto region surrounding Venice is packed with treasures: enjoy them to the full on a leisurely day trip.

This attractive town is easily accessible from Venice, taking just half an hour by car or train. Start your visit in the main square, "Piazza dei Signori", a great place to enjoy a refreshing glass of "Prosecco", before meandering along the pretty canals, admiring the fragments of frescoes still decorating many of the houses. Be sure to visit "Casa dei Carraresi", which hosts major art exhibitions.

This area of the Veneto is full of treasures: magnificent villas designed by Palladio, famous artworks and architecture, charming villages. Linger in the gentle hilly landscapes near Treviso and visit the legendary Monte Grappa, site of the Italian army’s heroic last stand during World War I. Our concierge will help you plan the perfect itinerary.

Another great artist left his mark on this city - Giotto, the famous medieval painter who completed the world-famous fresco cycle in the Scrovegni Chapel. Equally impressive is Prato della Valle, a vast, elliptical, lawned piazza surrounded by imposing statues, and St Anthony's Basilica, which houses the shrine of the saint and is a place of pilgrimage for thousands of devotees.

Vicenza, more than any other town, bears the elegant stamp of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the famous Teatro Olimpico, Palladio’s last work, modelled on ancient Roman amphitheatres, and his majestic Villa Rotonda. Lovers of architecture will also enjoy admiring the numerous Palladian villas lining the Brenta river between Vicenza and Venice.

This lovely town, made famous by Shakespeare as the setting for Romeo and Juliet, was an important centre in Roman times, as can be glimpsed by the numerous well-preserved ruins and the beautiful Arena, a vast amphitheatre holding up to 25,000 spectators that stages world-class opera performances today. Visit Juliet's House or sip a glass of wine in the picturesque Piazza delle Erbe, once used for chariot racing and now the site of a famous herb market.

Contact our concierge to book your excursions departing from Hotel Cipriani.



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