Daytrip Gems of Italy’s Veneto Region
Studying at CIMBA, the University of Trento, or another Northern Italy University? Checkout these places for a cost-effective daytrip, a fun weekend getaway, or a historic immersion!
Murano, Burano, Torcello
Islands located off Venice; they are great day trips you can make if you are in the area! These islands can be reached by ferry from the island of Venice and have much fewer crowds. If you are looking for a great Italian experience with a more relaxed vibe check out these spots below:
- Murano: Known at the island of glassmakers.
- Burano: is the island of lace making and lined with picturesque colored houses.
- Torcello: Known for being the host of Byzantine mosaics in their Cathedral.
Located to the east of Venice, Padua is home to Europe’s oldest botanical gardens, one of the largest squares in Europe, and the Basilica di Sant’Antonio.
What to do in Padua:
- Basilia di Pontifica di Sant’Antonio di Padova
- Piazza Cavour
- Prato Della Valle, the largest square in Italy
- The Orto Botanico, botanical gardens
Considered one of Italy’s top romantic destination, you will find Verona as the middle point between Venice and Milan. Verona is known for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.
Top Sights to see in Verona:
- The Roman Forum, Piazza delle Erbe – Visit Piazza Bra
- Lamberti Tower – Walk through Giardino Giusti
- Visit Juliet’s House and Balcony – Day trip to Lake Garda
- Duomo di Verona – Pay respects at the Scaliger Tombs
Bassano del Grappa
About an hour train ride from Venice Mestre, lies the beautiful area called Bassano del Grappa. A quaint village north of Venice, you truly get a feel for Northern Italian culture in this town. Bassano has a rich historic background and has been around for centuries
Must see sights of Bassano del Grappa:
- Alpini Bridge – Grappa Distillery/Tasting
- Piazzas (Bassano has 3!) – Sturm Palace
- Municipio and Astronomical Clock
Honorable Mentions: Vicenza, Treviso, the Dolomite Mountains, Asolo, Prosecco Wineries