Top 5 places to visit in the Veneto region.

We’ve all heard of Venice and its hundreds (thousands?) of canals spread throughout the city, and while we love a good trip to Venice, Veneto has much more to offer. From canals, to lakes, mountains, and old Roman arenas – you can find it all in Veneto! Here are our top 5 cities in the Veneto region and why you need to visit.

  1. Venice

We can’t help but add Venice to this list. Because let’s be honest, Venice is a great place to visit. With its unique city made up of canals and small walkways between buildings, it’s easy to get lost in the city (and maybe not being able to find your way back), with new spots to discover around every corner.

Here are our top recommendations of things to do in Venice:

  • Mark’s Basilica and St. Mark’s Square
  • Canale Grande and Ponte di Rialto
  • Venetian Ghetto and bars along the canal here
  1. Burano and Murano

Just a short boat ride from Venice are the small islands of Burano and Murano. It’s worth the short trip to enjoy the laid-back lifestyle and colourful houses.

Here are our top recommendations of things to do in Burano and Murano:

  • Burano – Wander along the rainbow coloured streets
  • Burano – Admire the lace, a specialty in Burano
  • Murano – Watch a glass making demonstration
  1. Cortina d’Ampezzo

This small town is a dream. If you love the outdoors, this is the spot for you. There are many options for hiking, skiing and other outdoor activities in this small village in the heart of the Veneto Dolomites. And if you get a chance to visit during the autumn, get ready. It’s one of the most beautiful places to visit some autumn colours with beautiful shades of yellow around every bend in the road. It’s no wonder it’s called the ‘Queen of the Dolomites’. And be on the lookout for the Winter Olympics hosted here in 2026!

Here are our top recommendations of things to do in Cortina d’Ampezzo:

  • Lago di Sorapiss
  • Cinque Torri
  • Shop around the old town
  1. Lake Garda

The north of Italy is home to many lakes such as Lake Maggiore and Lake Como. While these are among a couple of the favourites, Lake Garda is not one to be missed. This lake is quite large compared to the rest and is amongst the best places to visit in Northern Italy.

Here are our top recommendations of things to do in Lake Garda:

  • Sirmione and Castello Scaligeri
  • Grotte di Catullo, an ancient Roman villa
  • Find a nearby hike to find great views of the mountains and lake
  1. Verona

The birthplace of Romeo and Juliet… need we say more? Verona is a beautiful city with an old Roman colosseum which still holds concerts and opera performances and has a river running throughout. This quaint town is definitely worth a visit.

Here are our top recommendations of things to do in Lake Garda:

  • Juliet’s house – write a letter to Juliet and she will actually send a hand written letter in response (trust us, we tried it!)
  • Arena di Verona
  • Piazza delle Erbe


And there you have it. These are our top recommendations for a visit to the Veneto region. What other places are worth a visit in the Veneto region? Let us know in the comments below!