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Regione Veneto
Zone Northeast Italy
Capital Venice, Italy
President Giancarlo Galan
Provinces Belluno
Municipalities 581
Area 18,264 km²
 - Total
 - Density

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Map higlighting the location of Veneto in Italy

Veneto is a region in northeastern Italy, bordering on Lombardy, Trentino-South Tyrol, Austria,Friuli - Venezia Giulia, and Emilia-Romagna, between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. It is traversed by the Po, Adige, Brenta and Piave rivers.

The capital is Venice, and other important towns include Verona, Padua, Treviso, Belluno, Rovigo, and Vicenza.

This region is very rich in artistic and cultural treasures. Its architectural heritage includes the unique buildings and bridges of Venice, and many of Palladio's villas. Verona'Rome" title ="Rome">Roman amphitheatre, traditionally reserved for opera. The thermal baths at Abano Terme are also an attraction.

Vacation spots are Jesolo, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Lake Garda .

The regional economy, which used to depend entirely on agriculture, is now highly oriented towards high-tech industry and fashion (Benetton was a major employer), together with cultural tourism.

Veneto History

Regions of Italy Flag of Italy
Regular Regions
Abruzzo | Basilicata | Calabria | Campania | Emilia-Romagna | Lazio (Latium) | Liguria | Lombardia (Lombardy) | Marche | Molise | Piemonte (Piedmont) | Puglia (Apulia) | Toscana (Tuscany) | Umbria | Veneto |
Regions with special autonomous status
Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Sardegna (Sardinia) | Sicilia (Sicily) | Trentino-Alto Adige (Trentino-South Tyrol) | Valle d'Aosta (Aosta Valley)

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