When you think about the villages in Italy, the first image is Tuscany, a region rich in charm both for its history and for the wonderful nature it has: there are indeed some unique hamlets all over Italy and Veneto is no exception.
The beauty of the villages in Veneto is that they are very different from each other and have their own distinctive features: there are the villages of the Treviso hills (one of the most famous Cison di Valmarino and Asolo) and Verona (Valpollicella area among all), the walled cities such as Soave, Marostica, Cittadella, Montagnana and Este, the small villages on the shores of Lake Garda such as Bardolino, Lazise and Valeggio sul Mincio. Mountain lovers will fall in love with Feltre and Sottoguda di Rocca Pietore, this is a step away from Marmolada, the queen of the Dolomites.
Buying a house in these places is like buying a small “your own” world, a cutout of your intimacy in a cosy and familiar place.
One of the most famous villages is Arquà Petrarca in Padua, recently named the second most beautiful village in Italy: it is a charming medieval village, surrounded by the Euganean Hills, whose name is inextricably linked to the Italian writer and philosopher, precursor of Humanism, Francesco Petrarca, who lived here for some years and died in 1374.
Another wonderful village is Asolo, in the Treviso area, a small town where the Middle Ages is still present in the small and narrow streets, in the fortress and its buildings that have maintained their charm over time.
Valpollicella is one of the most famous hilly areas in Veneto, especially for its majestic vineyards and the thick vegetation that characterizes its gentle slopes: a bright green, bright, almost blinding welcomes you when you decide to visit this wonderful land.
The area of Lake Garda is also unique in nature and, above all, has an enviable mild climate: in addition to the vine, olive and lemon trees reign supreme. Along the roads to the towns of Garda, Lazise and Bardolino you are surrounded on one side by these hills richly cultivated and on the other by the blue waters of this majestic lake, the largest in Italy.
What all these villages and geographical areas have in common (which are only briefly presented here) is the constant presence of unique agricultural and food products such as wine, olive oil, sausages and cheeses.
The qualities of wine are many and very different from each other: in Valpolicella, in the Verona area, red wines are mainly produced, such as Valpolicella (a wine that accompanies meat dishes) and the fine Amarone, a very vigorous wine that is defined by “meditation”; The area of Soave, also in the Verona area; it is known for the production of “Soave”, a delicate white wine; in the hilly areas of the Treviso area, Prosecco rules.
In short, also at the enogastronomic level, the towns of Veneto offer many ideas: in my opinion, the richness and variety of food products are essential elements for a territory and are indicators of an ancient culture and a constant will to preserve this culture (heritage of each of us) over time.