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Veneto is one of the twenty regions of Italy. With a population of about 5 million people, it is the fifth most densely populated. The capital of the region is Venice. Today, Veneto is one of Italy’s rich industrial regions. The nature, history and architecture of the region make it the most visited in Italy with more than 60 million tourists a year.
Description: Santa Maria della Salute basilica /picture source: Shutterstock/;
Description: San Marco square;
Until the 5th century AD, Veneto was part of the Roman Empire, and after the feudal period it was part of the Republic of Venice until 1797. For centuries, Venice ruled one of the largest and richest maritime republics and trading empires in the world. After the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, the Republic was annexed by the Austrian Empire until it was ceded to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866, as a result of the Third Italian War of Independence.
Besides Italian, most locals also speak Venetian. For a long time, the region has been a favorite place for emigrants. Today, Veneto is one of the regions with the largest number of emigrants – about 10% of the population, most of them Romanians and Moroccans.
After the destruction and bombing of the Second World War, Veneto was one of the poorest regions in Italy. Today it is largely an agricultural area with a dynamic economy. The main agricultural products are corn, peas, vegetables, apples, tobacco, etc. This area is famous for its wine production. Cattle is also raised. Metallurgy, chemical industry, textile industry, glass manufacturing and electronics are widespread. Other sectors of the economy that are developing in the area are banking, trade and tourism.
But Veneto is not just business. The rich cultural and historical heritage and the beauty of nature have turned the area into one of the most desirable tourist destinations. Picturesque architecture, world-famous sights (it is enough to mention only Venice, St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, Juliet’s balcony in Verona, the Basilica of San Antonio in Padua), numerous museums, galleries, theaters attract millions of tourists annually.
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