Tips on what to do at Easter and Easter Monday in Veneto: 5 breathtaking destinations to visit. All useful information.
We arrived at the week of the Easter vacations and if you are still in high seas on what to do and where to go at Easter and Easter Monday, we’ll give you some tips on the most beautiful places to visit last minute.
What to do at Easter and Easter Monday in Veneto: 5 breathtaking destinations (Villa Pisani, Riviera del Brenta. Adobe Stock)
Italy is rich in natural, architectural and artistic wonders. From parks and oasis, to cities and villages, then mountains, lakes and sea, we have a territory to discover. We are certainly not lacking in choice.
If you still have to organize your outputs of Easter and Easter Monday, even for one day only, we propose some beautiful places to go. Here, in particular, we report 5 destinations to visit in Veneto to spend unforgettable Easter and Easter Monday.
Veneto is one of the regions of Italy that most satisfy all the needs of tourism. Here we find mountains, lakes, sea, hills, natural parks, spas, cities of art, historic villages, amusement parks and a wide range of gastronomic offerings. You are spoiled for choice of places to visit and the type of vacation to do.
If you still have doubts about where to go and what to do at Easter and Easter Monday, we offer a selection of 5 beautiful destinations to visit, with many activities for everyone.
Villa Pisani and Riviera del Brenta
The Veneto countryside is full of charm, with its rivers, canals, areas and natural oasis. Along the Brenta river we find important natural parks, while in its final stretch, before flowing into the Adriatic Sea, it forms together with a network of canals the famous Riviera del Brenta. This is an area of the province of Venice, which follows the course of the Naviglio del Brenta. on which many Venetian Villas overlook. It is an area of great historical and landscape value and extraordinary beauty.
The most important villa of the Riviera del Brenta, which is also a national monument, is the imposing Villa Pisani. It is located in the municipality of Stra and its entrance overlooks a bend of the Naviglio del Brenta. The villa is a real royal palace, with an area of 15 thousand square meters and 168 rooms. Villa Pisani is surrounded by a large park of 14 hectares, with an Italian garden and a labyrinth of hedges. The Venetian Villas can also be visited with cruises on the river Brenta and its canals. Villa Pisani is open also at Easter and Easter Monday with dedicated events. For information: www.villapisani.beniculturali.it/visite-e-itinerari
The Venetian Lagoon or Laguna Veneta is the largest of the entire Mediterranean Sea, with its 550 square kilometers of surface. It is a vast area that goes from Chioggia to Jesolo. Within it there is not only the wonderful city of Venice, but also many islands and islets, which preserve art masterpieces and a very special natural environment, with its flora and fauna, rich in biodiversity.
Easter can be the ideal occasion for a boat or vaporetto tour, to discover the hidden beauties of the lagoon. Unmissable is the visit to the islands where there are the historic villages of Burano, Murano, the island of glass, and Torcello, with its ancient churches. Not to be missed is a visit to Chioggia, which according to the New York Times is the top destination of 2022.
For mountain lovers, the ideal travel proposal for Easter and Easter Monday in Veneto is a visit to Cadore, with its mountain villages, natural parks and the spectacle of the Eastern Dolomites. This historical-geographical region is located in the upper part of the province of Belluno and is crossed by the Piave river to the east and the Boite stream valley to the west.
Here you will find the municipalities of Pieve di Cadore, one of the main ones, where the painter Titian was born and where you can visit his birthplace, Auronzo di Cadore, with the homonymous lake also called Santa Caterina, then Vigo, Borca, San Vito and Selva di Cadore. The region borders to the north with Cortina d’Ampezzo. In Cadore you can admire some of the most spectacular peaks of the Dolomites, such as Mount Pelmo, Sorapiss, Antelao, up to the Croda da Lago group and the Nuvolau group, shared with Cortina d’Ampezzo, and part of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo overlooking Lake Misurina, in the municipality of Auronzo.
Borghetto di Valeggio sul Mincio (Verona)
If you are looking for a beautiful village to visit during Easter and Easter Monday in Veneto, Borghetto di Valeggio sul Mincio is the place to go. Just a few kilometers from Lake Garda, in the province of Verona, this village on the water is a true wonder. Borghetto is a tiny village of colorful houses that not only overlook but are located above the course of the Mincio River.
The inhabited center of Borghetto dates back to the Longobard era and rises in the stretch where the river forks, on a lock. At the time of the Longobards it was a toll station for those who wanted to cross the wooden bridge that still connected the banks of the river. In 1395 the Ponte Visconteo was built, which allowed the crossing of the river. Also worth seeing is the Scaliger Castle, dating back to the 13th century, which stands on the hill overlooking Borghetto and the Mincio Valley. The fortification of Serraglio reached as far as Torretta del Gazol in the marshes of Grezzano, it was a 13 km long wall, now abandoned. Some of the old water mills of the village have been put back into operation.
The city of Padua is one of the most important in Italy for the Catholic religion and Easter is definitely the best time to visit. Its historical churches and places of worship are ideal destinations, both to admire the artistic masterpieces they guard and to participate in the Easter celebrations. The Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua is certainly the most important one, as well as one of the largest churches in the world. Another important monument is the Basilica of Santa Giustina which stands in the extraordinary setting of Prato della Valle, one of the largest squares in Italy and Europe. While the Cathedral of Padua is the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, which is located a few steps from Piazza delle Erbe where stands the Palazzo della Ragione, of medieval origin.
Numerous are the historical palaces to visit, together with the arcades, 25 kilometers long. Also worth a visit is the Carrarese Castle or Castelvecchio, an ancient medieval fortification located on the bifurcation of the Bacchiglione River. Of course you cannot miss a visit to the Scrovegni Chapel, with the famous cycle of frescoes by Giotto. To end the visit on a high note, stop at the historic Caffè Pedrocchi.
The Prato della Valle, Padua (Thinkstock)