Veneto Car Hire discovering the region
A region with a long history and a rich artistic and cultural heritage, Veneto is also characterised by its variety of landscapes, with the snow-capped peaks of the Dolomites contrasting with the beautiful sea and magnificent beaches of the Adriatic coastline, as well as fascinating plains, rivers and lakes, such as Garda and Misurina.
In addition to the numerous natural attractions, the region also offers romantic and charming cities of art, medieval villages nestled in the hills and picturesque towns overlooking its lakes, thus offering visitors many destinations to visit all year round.
In Veneto, therefore you can spend an enjoyable holiday by the sea, relaxing among the beautiful green landscapes, or immersed in the art and architectural beauty of its most famous cities.
List of Locations Veneto
- Verona Villafranca - VR - Valerio Catullo Airport
- Treviso - TV - Antonio Canova Airport
- Venice - VE - Marco Polo Airport
- Padova - PD - Via Eremitano 8 Garage S Marco
- Venice Mestre - VE - Via Venezia 3
- Belluno - VE - Via T.vecellio 35/c
- Verona - VR - Via Albere, 98
- Vicenza - VI - Viale Venezia, 30
What to see in Veneto: cities of art and medieval villages
Given the richness of the territory and the many places to visit in Veneto, a car is the perfect way to get around in complete freedom, following the itinerary you prefer.
To rent a car in Veneto, choose the professionalism and experience of Maggiore which has numerous offices in the area, located not only in the capital city of Venice, but also in other important cities such as Verona, Padova and Treviso. The Maggiore staff will help you choose the most suitable vehicle for your needs, providing you with modern and sanitised cars.
Your holiday in Veneto must start from Venice, a city known all over the world for its lagoon, canals, noble palazzos and magnificent monuments. In Venice, you can lose yourself among the beautiful sights of St Mark’s Square, wandering among its unique ‘calli’ (narrow streets) and bridges or among the treasures of its museums, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or the Gallerie dell’Accademia, without forgetting a tour of the islands of Murano and Burano.
Other places to visit are the famous Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, which welcomes you with the charm of the Arena and the Basilica of San Zeno, and Vicenza, the “City of Palladio”, which is home to important masterpieces by the famous architect, such as the Basilica Palladiana in Piazza dei Signori, the Teatro Olimpio, considered one of the oldest permanent theatres of the modern era, and Palazzo Valmarana, a UNESCO site with 23 other Palladian monuments in the city.
From Vicenza it takes about 40 minutes to get to Padua, an elegant and refined city that will win you over with its beautiful architecture, first and foremost Giotto’s magnificent Scrovegni Chapel, the Basilica of St Anthony of Padua, simply called “The Saint” by the Paduans, the imposing Palazzo della Regione and the stupendous Duomo and Baptistery, the latter containing an interesting cycle of frescoes by Giusto de’ Menabuo.
By visiting the city you will understand why there is a popular Italian saying that “Venezia la bella e Padova sua sorella” (Venice the beautiful, and Padua her sister).
The beautiful places in Veneto don’t end here, so make sure to take a trip to Treviso and visit Piazza dei Signori, the city’s Duomo, Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo dei Trecento, not forgetting the small river island of Isola della Peschiera and the nearby town of Asolo, one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”.
Another place worth visiting is Rovigo, a quiet town that will win you over with its art treasures such as the Church of the Beata Vergine del Soccorso or “La Rotonda” with its magnificent frescoed gallery, Palazzo Rovella, which also houses the Pinacoteca (Picture Gallery), and Torre Donà, the remains of an ancient medieval castle, and Belluno, where you can visit the 7th-century Duomo and the Civic Museum.
In addition to cities of art, Veneto also has many charming villages that you should definitely include in your itinerary.
We recommend a visit to Montagnana, a stupendous medieval town whose 2 km long circle of walls is today one of the best preserved fortified complexes in the world, Bassano del Grappa, an elegant town that preserves works by great artists such as Canova and Palladio and where you must see the Ponte Vecchio or Ponte degli Alpini constructed in 1669 and the Duomo of Santa Maria in Colle, as well as numerous city museums such as the Poli museum of ceramics and grappa.
Chioggia, the “Little Venice”, is also worth a visit. It will fascinate you with its elegant monuments overlooking the canals and where you should not miss the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta, the Church of San Giacomo and the Bell Tower of Sant’Andrea, which houses the oldest clock in the world dating back to 1386.
Your tour of the beautiful places to visit in Veneto would not be complete, however, without visiting some of its most famous walled cities, such as the magnificent Soave surrounded by Scaliger walls and crenelated towers from the 14th century, the amazing Este in the Euganean Hills with its Carrarese Castle built in 1339, and Cittadella in the Venetian Plain, one of the best preserved walled cities in Europe.
You must also visit some of the beautiful villages of Lake Garda: on the eastern shore of the lake, called the Riviera degli Olivi (Riviera of Olives), in fact, you can visit villages of rare beauty such as Peschiera del Garda, Bardolino, Malcesine, Garda and Torri del Benaco.
Holidays in Veneto between sea and mountains
Lovers of the sea and mountains will not be disappointed when they visit Veneto, as the region has many charming seaside and mountain destinations.
If you love the sun and beach, then the places for a seaside holiday in Veneto are certainly Jesolo, the “Rimini of the Upper Adriatic”, with its 15 km of coastline, Caorle, with its wide, sandy beaches on the west and east sides, Bibione, with its wide coastline and shallow waters and Eraclea Mare, which boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the region, quiet and surrounded by a green pine forest.
The most beautiful beaches in Veneto also include the 10 km long beach of Sottomarina in Chioggia, the beach of Rosolina al Mare, immersed in the Natural Park of the Po Delta, the beach of Brussa, located near Caorle in the Naturalistic Oasis of Vallevecchi, the beach of Boccasette in Porto Tolle, the beach of the Sirens in Garda and the beach of the Island of Albarella, connected to the mainland by a bridge.
And what about the mountains?
There are so many ski resorts in Veneto, and we recommended you include in your tour the world-famous Cortina d’Ampezzo, also known and the “Queen of the Dolomites” and equipped with 85 km of ski slopes, Auronzo and Misurina, important ski resorts in the historical region of Cadore, Asiago and its plateau, whose 500 km of trails are considered the capital of Nordic skiing, and the Lessinia area in the Venetian Prealps, where there are 80 km of slopes.
If you love the mountains, be sure to visit Monte Baldo and take a ride on the spectacular Malcesine and Monte Baldo cable cars, visit Arabba, a town located in the centre of Valle di Fodom, stop in San Vito di Cadore, where you can have fun with your children at the Nevesole Park and the Kinderheim.
Then go to Alpe del Nevegal nicknamed the “Terrace of the Dolomites” due to its height of 1675 metres, or treat yourself to an afternoon’s rest in Recoaro Terme, a picturesque town situated at the foot of the Little Dolomites and known for its thermal baths and ski facilities.
Veneto offers cities of art, small medieval villages, fantastic beaches, enchanting peaks and many other beautiful sights that promise you an unforgettable holiday.