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Venice and its surroundings. 5 nearby cities that you can not miss

 

Venice is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

In fact, it is really  impossible  not to fall in love with this city  and myself, when I go there, I  do not know which beaty see.

However, in its surroundings there are really beautiful cities that should be visited too

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The first of these cities is very close. Verona is far from Venice just one hour by train. It is a city extremely interesting and inextricably linked to the story of Romeo and Juliet told by Shakespeare. Verona is also famous for the Arena, the Roman amphitheater where wonderful lyric concerts are organized every  summer. To visit it one day is enough. The ideal is to visit it by bike or on food: the historic center is pedestrianized. In Verona you can visitthe riverfront – the city is crossed by the river Adige – with the Castle,  Erbe square,  Signori square with the Lamberti tower and  the houses of Romeo and Juliet.

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A few kilometers from Verona there is the main Italian lake, the Garda Lake. Here there are several small villages, the most beautiful of which is Sirmione. To enter in its historic center you have to cross the Scaliger castle. The particularity of this country is to be surrounded by the lake on two sides. It is also linked to the Roman poet Catullus, who loved to stay on holiday here and was the owner of a villa.

  • Valeggio sul Mincio

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It is a town of about 15,000 inhabitants in the province of Verona crossed by the river Mincio and famous above all for  Borghetto, a fairytale place that is characterized by the presence of buildings with water mills and for the Visconti village. In addition, for those who want, you can take the bike path that connects Mantua to Peschiera del Garda.  In Valeggio there is also the Sigurtà park, a park with more than 60 hectares  that is considered among the most beautiful in Europe.

  • Mantova

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We can moove from Veneto to Lombardy to go to Mantua. After crossing the San Giorgio bridge, you immediately feel in the Italian renaissance being able to admire the castle overlooking the river Mincio, the beautiful Cathedral, the house of Rigoletto and the ducal palace. Then you can visit Erbe square, the ancient Basilica of San Lorenzo and the Basilica of Sant’Andrea. The wonder of wonders is  Te palace, the residence where the Gonzagas organized their parties.

  • Ferrara

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The Este Castle, the Cathedral,   Schifanoia palace, the Town Hall with its square, the Diamanti. Ferrara is a magnificent city of Emilia Romagna to discover on foot or by bike. It is a university city full of life in which there is always something to do. Moreover the food…is very good

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