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bassano.jpg Veneto or Venetia is situated in the north-east of Italy along the Adriatic Sea. It touches the border of Austria in the farther north and it is one of the wealthiest and industrialized regions in Italy. With a population of about 4.8 million people, Veneto witnesses an inflow of about 60 million tourists annually. The capital city of Veneto is Venice or Venezia which is a lagoon zone and is one of the most visited cities in the world. The area of the region of Veneto is about 7,101 sq. miles. The region of Veneto is divided into seven provinces of Venezia, Verona, Padova, Belluno, Vicenza, Rovigo and Treviso. The geographical aspects of Veneto include plains, lagoon, hills and mountains.

la-garda-lake.jpg The economy of the region is based on agriculture, raising cattle, manufacturing industries and largely on tourism. White asparagus is a specialty of this region and gardening, growing fruits, cultivating vineyards and some grain crops are a part of the agricultural activity of the area.  Raising of cattle is another important aspect that is done in this region, this produces a lot of milk products, especially cheese. Though, this raising of cattle is on a decline these days, cattle stocking still results into 15% of whole the Italy. The areas of Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Treviso have industries of processed food products, wood and furniture, leather and footwear, textiles and clothing and gold jewellery. Veneto is a region which deals with work in the industries with an export oriented vision.

verona.jpg Veneto is tourist’s paradise and an annual turnover of the tourism industry of this region is roughly 12 billion Euros. Venice is the most sought after tourist place of the region, it is lagoon with beautiful view of canals and waterways along with spell bounding scenes and old castles. Venice is known to be the most charming city in the world. Verona, another lovely city to visit has a Shakespeare connection as it is known to be the home of Romeo and Juliet plus it has picaresque canals and Roman ruins to visit. Vicenza is known to be the lab or workplace of one of the most celebrated architect in history, Andrea Palladio and it is great to his works of architecture and Palladian villas in this place. Lake Garda is a beautiful lake to see and its sides are full of lemon and olive groves, the view of the Alps being reflected in its waters is stunning. Padua is an ethnic town, rich in history and works of great architecture and art including the famous Giotto’s frescoes. They are highly recommended for an art lover or an art historian. Cortina D’Ampezzo is Venet’s world most famous mountain resort — so make sure not to miss it and any of the mystical and gorgeous offerings of Veneto while on your visit to this lovely region.

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