The Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia

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  • 1. Arco dei Gavi

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    This stunning structure is simpler and less imposing, but also more graceful, than the triumphal arches in Rome. Built in the 1st century AD...Read More

  • 2. Basilica

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The highlight here is the spectacular 3rd- to 4th-century mosaic covering the entire floor of the basilica and the adjacent crypt, which make...Read More

  • 3. Basilica di Sant'Antonio

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Thousands of faithful make the pilgrimage here each year to pray at the tomb of St. Anthony, while others come to admire works by the 15th-century...Read More

  • 4. Cappella degli Scrovegni

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The spatial depth, emotional intensity, and naturalism of the frescoes illustrating the lives of Mary and Jesus in this world-famous chapel...Read More

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  • 5. Castello and Musei Civici


    The hilltop castle (construction began 1517) has panoramic views extending to Monte Nero (7,360 feet) in neighboring Slovenia, but head inside...Read More

  • 6. Castelvecchio


    This crenellated, russet brick building with massive walls, towers, turrets, and a vast courtyard was built for Cangrande II della Scala in...Read More

  • 7. Musei Civici degli Eremitani


    Usually visited along with the neighboring Cappella degli Scrovegni, this former monastery houses a rich array of exhibits and has wonderful...Read More

  • 8. Museo Canova


    The most significant cultural monument in the Asolo area is this museum dedicated to the work of the Italian Neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova...Read More

  • 9. Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea


    Udine's fine civic collection of modern and contemporary art is housed in the handsome and part-modernized 16th-century Casa Cavazzini, which...Read More

  • 10. Palazzo Arcivescovile


    Also known as Palazzo Patriarcale, the Palazzo Arcivescovile contains several rooms of frescoes by the young Gianbattista Tiepolo, painted from...Read More

  • 11. Porta dei Borsari

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    As its elegant decoration suggests, this is the main entrance to ancient Verona—dating, in its present state, from the 1st century AD. It's...Read More

  • 12. San Zeno Maggiore

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One of Italy's finest Romanesque churches is filled with treasures, including a rose window by the 13th-century sculptor Brioloto that represents...Read More

  • 13. Teatro Olimpico

    Arts/Performance Venue

    Palladio's last, perhaps most spectacular, work was begun in 1580 and completed in 1585, after his death, by Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552–1616)....Read More

  • 14. Tempietto Longobardo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Seeing the beautiful and historically important Tempietto Longobardo from the 8th century is more than enough reason to visit Cividale. Now...Read More

  • 15. Tempio Canoviano

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One of the most impressive and historically significant Neoclassical buildings in Italy, the Tempio Canoviano, a church, was designed by Canova...Read More

  • 16. Villa Barbaro

    Building/Architectural Site

    At the Villa Barbaro (1554) near the town of Maser, you can see the exquisite results of a onetime collaboration between two of the greatest...Read More

  • 17. Villa della Rotonda


    Commissioned in 1556 as a suburban residence for Paolo Almerico, this beautiful Palladian villa is the purest expression of Palladio's architectural...Read More

  • 18. Villa Valmarana ai Nani


    Inside this 17th- to 18th-century country house, named for the statues of dwarfs adorning the garden, is a series of frescoes executed in 1757...Read More

  • 19. Abano Terme


    A very popular hot-spring spa town about 12 km (7 miles) southwest of Padua, Abano Terme lies at the foot of the Euganean Hills among hand-tilled...Read More

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  • 20. Archaeological Site

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Roman remains of the forum, houses, cemetery, and port are surrounded by cypresses here, and the little stream was once an important waterway...Read More

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