Located in the northeast of Italy, the Veneto region boasts hills, plains, mountains, lakes, and an Adriatic coastline. Its famed cities include Venezia (Venice), Verona, and Padova (Padua). Meander through the land of prosecco and grappa, ogle the grandeur of Venetian architecture, and walk the streets Shakespeare set his plays in.

What to eat?

Sarde in saor (deep-fried sardines in a sweet-and-sour onion marinade) and tiramisù (invented in Treviso)

What to see?

A masterpiece by the earliest Renaissance artist, Giotto: his fresco cycle in Padova’s Scrovegni Chapel

What to do?

Go on a cicchetti crawl in Venice, visiting bacari (wine bars) to taste their myriad tapas-like small plates.

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For one meal in Verona my husband and I had donkey ragù and vitello tonnato (cold veal topped with tuna sauce). I preferred the donkey.

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