Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Babymoon in the Veneto!

Two weeks ago Josh and I took a little vacation to the Veneto region of Italy and it was fabulous! The Veneto region is on the north eastern part of Italy and includes Venice, Verona, Belluno, and the Dolomites. This region is famous for a few reasons:
  • It is one of the most important wine producing regions and produces the most DOC (original location certified) wine in Italy.
  • The most important wines produced are Prosecco, Valpolicella, Valdobiadene, and Amarone di Valpolicella.
  • It is one of the most visited regions in Italy (thanks to Venice), and is one of the richest regions in the country.
  • Bennetton, Sisley and Diesel are all from the Veneto- originally from the town of Treviso
An apartment building in Treviso

On our way to find a place to eat- many places were closed
for Ferragosto

One of the best pizza places we've ever been to! Treviso

Mmm... the pizza!

Even though the region includes Venice, we did not go into the city. We stayed for a few nights just outside of Treviso, then spent a couple nights in Conegliano. We had a great time touring the cities, seeing the Dolomites again (we kept saying that we had to go back this year!), eating the AMAZING food, and of course Josh enjoyed trying all of the prosecco and white wines of the area. I was really jealous of this because I LOVE prosecco and couldn't partake in the fun :( Next time!! We did buy some bottles to open in celebration after Bambino arrives though. We were even able to spend some time with our friends since Josh and Francesco had tickets to see the Foo Fighters. It was a really great trip that I hope to do again some time. The area is beautiful and I happen to like it better than Tuscany for a few reasons:

1. It's cheaper!!
2. There aren't many tourists
3. There is really good white wine & prosecco, as well as some of the most famous Italian reds
4. The regional food is incredible!
5. You are less than an hour from the Dolomites- my favorite part of Italy!

From our day driving in the Dolomites- we visited Belluno,
and Pieve di Cadore

A place where we had coffee in Belluno- the cappucino was almost
twice as expensive as in Milan!
A garden in the main square of Belluno. Can you see the little
duck hiding in the bush?

The main church in Belluno

Across from the church, there was this beautiful building- I think
it was the city hall

We stopped near this river to take a little break. You can see
one of the towns we visited on the hill. We ate lunch not
far from there at a place called the Ski Bar. It was amazing!

Time for another break! And an amazing view of the Dolomites

It looked like the clouds were a waterfall over the mountain.
It was pretty amazing.

Some random gnomes from a house on the side of the road.
We have tons of pictures to share, so I'll follow up this post with more pictures. Enjoy!

After our drive through the Dolomites, we stopped in Cornegliano

The main square in Cornegliano

1 comment:

  1. You have managed to admire some really wonderful sights. Thank you for showing them to us.