Veneto is a complete region which offers holidaying families all types of tourist amenities: the seaside, mountains, hills, lakes, thermal baths, cities of art, parks and the delta of the Po River.
The regions climate is quite varied due to its geographical position and the diversity of its territories (Veneto is in fact located between the Carnic Alps, Dolomites and the Adriatic Sea): the mitigating action of the Mediterranean water off the Adriatic coast, the altitude of the alpine chain, the continental character of the plain of the Po and the Lake Garda lake area and its milder climate. Generally, winters at high altitudes are very cold and summers are cool. Lake Garda has particularly mild temperatures while the plain of the Po has cold humid winters with thick fog banks from October through March and a muggy climate in the summer.
The Belluno Dolomites and the Asiago Plateau are the ideal year-round destination for those who love sports and nature. There is a wealth of choices in the summer and spring when the climate is milder and more temperate, including climbing, trekking, horseback riding and mountain biking (there are more than 500 km of organised trails on the Asiago Plateau alone suited for professional and amateur bikers alike looking for peace and relaxation). Asiago is also home to one of Europes most beautiful mountain golf courses (18 holes amid fields and fir-woods).
The Belluno Dolomites and Asiago Plateau (1,000 m) benefitting a mountain chain acting as a barrier against cold north winds, are the ideal holiday destination for those looking for a challenge and thrilling skiing and snowboarding.
A monument of national importance is some two hundred kilometres from Peschiera: the Sanctuary of Madonna del Frassino.
The Veneto coast has 117 km of wide sandy beaches ideal for children and for those who love swimming and jogging on the seashore, and is also home to renowned seaside resorts the likes of Bilione, Caorle and Jesolo.
Bilione (in the Province of Venice) offers families eight kilometres of golden beaches and specifically Bilione Spiaggia, Lido del Sole and Bilione Pineta all overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Here it is possible to participate in any type of sports, from gymnastics on the seashore to sailing, surfing and water skiing.
However, this tourist destination also boasts pedestrian precincts, a promenade ideal for peaceful strolls and thermal baths.
Perhaps not everyone knows that Bilione has a nature reserve of great interest and a dense pinewood home to various animal and plant species which is ideal for children, but also for birdwatchers.
In addition to all of this, Veneto has one of the most valuable artistic and cultural heritages in the world: Venice and its calle or narrow streets and marvellous piazzas, Verona the city of Romeo and Juliet, Vicenza adorned with work by Palladio, Padua the City of the Saint, and Rovigo with its rich picture gallery constitute one of the most precious international heritages of art and culture.
Gastronomy from Veneto and its unbeatable flavours are exported all over the world. Veneto boasts 17 Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) products. This food variety is the result of the diversities of the region. Asiago Cheese (PDO ), Nano Violone Veronese Rice (PGI ), Garda Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (PDO), Cimadolmo White Asparagus (PDO), Marostica Cherries (PGI) and Treviso Radicchio (PGI) are among the most renowned and widespread products of Veneto cuisine.