In this chapter we discuss one of the typical Venezia cities, by walking through its streets you can breathe its great history: we are talking about Dolo.
Dolo is a small Venetian town located almost on the border with the province of Padua, and despite this, it still retains traces of an important and glorious past. It extends on the banks of the Naviglio del Brenta or Brenta Vecchia, a minor branch of the Brenta river, about 28 kilometers long, which starts from Stra and flows into the Venetian lagoon. Its territory, immersed in the wonderful Riviera del Brenta, is part of those possessions that the Republic of Venice conquered in the fifteenth century for the nobles of the Serenissima who, right here, built wonderful villas.
In fact, over the centuries, there were several bloody clashes in this place, passing several times between the hands of the Padova people, with the Carraresi family and with the Republic of Venice, which sought to expand its commercial traffic.
Towards the end of the fifteenth century, the inhabited center achieved an important development, taking advantage of the needs of Venice, and building mills, essential for the growth of the economy and efficient yards for small boats, along the waterway.
So the pretty agricultural center was transformed into a holiday resort for the Venetian nobles, which was immediately appreciated, thanks to the ease of reaching it along the course of the Brenta river, an essential river route for postal communications and the supply of goods.
Here between the 16th and 17th centuries numerous villas were raised, among which we mention Villa Ferretti Angeli, particularly scenic, the Rocca Ciceri, now adapted to a hotel, the Brusoni Scalella, surrounded by a beautiful park and Villa Concina, famous for its its large rooms. A place particularly appreciated by tourists from all over the world, who seek the tranquility of the numerous parks along the Brenta Riviera and the artistic beauty of the numerous Venetian villas.
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Holds an artistic and cultural heritage like few other areas in the world, its lagoon has been the cradle of local civilization and its coastline offers renowned seaside resorts. This province, rich in resources, hides elegant villas and pretty villages, even if the most precious and brilliant stone is represented by the island of Venice, an island which has a beautiful fish shape which protect the most beautiful, romantic and mysterious city in the world. It’s built on a series of marshy islets. Unfortunately it is subject to the tides of the Adriatic Sea and frequent floods but continues to survive in spite of all the predictions. Plan your holidays in the Venezia province, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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