Tiziano Vecellio

In this article we discuss one of the most important exponents of the Venetian school, a multifaceted and innovative artist, the master Tiziano Vecellio. Tiziano Vecellio, known simply as Tiziano, was born between 1488/1490 in Pieve di Cadore, a small town nestled in the Cadore mountains in the province of Belluno. Still at a young …

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Somadida Oriental Nature Reserve

Parco Somadida

In this article we discuss the Somadida Oriental Nature Reserve, a special environment, which is considered the most beautiful forest in the Dolomites. The Somadida Oriental Nature Reserve is the largest wood in Cadore, a special and protected environment, which houses a naturalistic and faunal heritage of great value. In fact, this area was already …

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Risi and Bisi

In this article we discuss one of the most famous and characteristic dishes of the Veneto region, appreciated also by the most critics, the popular risi and bisi. Risi and Bisi (Rice and Peas) seems like a play on words, but it is one of the most typical dishes of Venetian cuisine, based on rice …

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The Wines of the Veneto Region

In this article we treat the wines of the Veneto region, produced in an area of 78,200 hectares, between mountains, hills and plains and with a production of 8,989,000 hectoliters of excellent wine, which qualifies as the largest and most productive wine region of Italy. It all started with the Venetians who undertook the first …

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Recoaro Terme

In this chapter we discuss one of the most famous, quiet and characteristic cities of the province of Vicenza, Recoaro Terme. Known for its elegant Art Nouveau architecture and its waters, Recoaro Terme is a beautiful reality located along the Agno stream, between the Pasubio mountains, not far from Valdagno and Schio. Like so many …

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Villa Pojana

In this chapter we discuss one of the most precious gems of the lower Vicenza area, made by the architect Andrea Palladio, the Villa Pojana. Villa Pojana is another incredible work by the architect Andrea Palladio, who designed this villa around 1546, in Pojana Maggiore, in the province of Vicenza. The work was commissioned by …

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In this chapter we treat one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities of Valbelluna, do not miss the fascinating Feltre. Feltre, situated between the Piave river and the Dolomites, is a pretty walled city divided into two parts: the old part clinging to the hill with the walls and the modern part that, despite …

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University Botanical Garden

In this chapter we treat the University Botanical Garden of Padua, the oldest garden in the world, thanks also to the University of Padova. The University Botanical Garden is the oldest in the world and continues to exist, on a land which once belonged to Benedictine monks, from 1545 and, since 1997, is a UNESCO …

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The Ragione Palace

In this chapter we discuss one of the most spectacular and surprising buildings in the center of Padova, the Ragione Palace. The Ragione Palace, or also called the “Salone” for Paduans, was built in the 13th century and was used until the decline of the Republic of Venice, in 1797, as a city court. It …

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