The province of the Veneto is a treasure trove of historic towns and cultural sights. The region's capital, Vicenza, is often overlooked due to its close proximity to Verona and Vicenza, but visitors to the city won't be disappointed as it is one of Italy's loveliest small cities.
This small city is a haven for picturesque squares, art galleries and is most famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Listed Teatro Olimpico, Palladio's final masterpiece and one of the cultural wonders of the world.
Best known as the setting of Shakespeare's immortal love story, Romeo and Juliet, 'fair' Verona is one of Italy's smaller cities and a perfect day trip from Venice or Milan.
Explore ancient Roman remains, its dramatic amphitheater, atmospheric streets, and delicious local delicacies, and don't forget to stop by and see the famous Juliet's balcony!
Known for having the oldest University in the world, Bologna is another of Italy's great cities and one that can easily be visited as a day trip from Venice or on the way to Florence. Strikingly beautiful, the city boasts many medieval sights, an interesting history and some culinary delights that are worth making the trip to Bologna alone!
Spend your day admiring the fantastic architecture, visiting the basilica, or simply sit and enjoy a fine glass of wine and a delicious Italian meal. Remember, Bologna is the home of the much-loved Bolognese sauce.