The territory of Veneto is located in the north-eastern part of Italy. The affected area is crossed by numerous rivers and is characterized by the presence of extensive coastal lagoons. The natural environments are concentrated above all in the hills and in the mountains, while the productive settlements are essentially distributed in the central area of the region.
Originally populated by the Indo-Germanic Venetians and the Euganeans, the Veneto was conquered by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, who founded many cities and civilized the region. After the fall of the Roman Empire and the invasion by the Lombards, Ostrogoths and Huns in Italy, many Venetians fled to the marshy areas of the lagoons, where they founded settlements - Venice was born. With the birth of city states, Venice conquered the Mediterranean area of the East and became Europe's largest commercial power. Following the defeats against the Ottomans and the slow loss of power, Veneto was eventually integrated into the Habsburg empire in the 19th century and later in 1866 into the Kingdom of Italy.
The Venetian cuisine is based on delicate but very varied flavors, which find their roots in the history and geographic conformation of the region. The products that characterize the main dishes are the four elements consisting of rice, polenta, cod and beans. An important peculiarity is that Veneto cuisine can only be enjoyed on the spot. This guarantees extraordinary uniqueness and authenticity.
As in the past, the Venice Carnival represents a great party for a wide target. Every year, for the groups of masks and tourists, they animate the city. The lucky ones who have the opportunity to participate in private parties in ancient buildings are able to savor the unchanged atmospheres of the past with the ancient splendours and traditions.
The Veneto is the most extensive and productive wine region of the country, in which some main macro-areas can be distinguished: the Veronese, which is highlighted with the Bardolino, Valpolicella and Soave Wines; the Vicentino area with the Wines of Gambellara and the Berici Hills; the Paduan area with the Euganean Hills; the area of Venice with the Lison; Trevigiano with Vini del Piave and numerous versions of Prosecco.