Join A Secret Italy

Subscribe to our FREE Ezine

6 Places to See near Venice

Visiting Italy this year? Then there are 6 places to see near Venice that you'll not want to miss out on.

There's a map at the bottom of the page to show you where they are but even the farthest is an easy 2 hour drive from Venice. So rent yourself a car - try Discover Cars for the best deals - and head out  on the trip of a lifetime.

We'll start with those nearest to Venice and move on to those farther away...

1) Burano

Burano

A short boat trip from Venice is the colorful little fishing village of Burano. Once upon a time the men went to sea and the ladies stayed home to make some of the world's loveliest lace. Many men and women still do that. You can easily get to Burano by boat from Venice but if you don't feel like figuring out boat timetables etc. then here's a good tour to see all the highlights in a morning or afternoon.

Prefer to really get to know this enchanting island: filled with fascinating people, incredible stories and secret corners? Read our guide to the real Burano.

2) Padua

PaduaPadua

Pudua (Padova in Italian) is Italy's Cambridge, filled with students on bicycles (there are way more bicycles than cars here) and lovely squares where the old folks gather to gossip and market sellers convince you to buy the deal of a lifetime. Like Asolo, this it is a town where tourists haven't yet arrived in numbers - despite the fabulous cathedrals, great art works, beautiful parks, thousands of years of history... I could go on and on but rather discover more for yourself.

3) Asolo

AsoloAsolo

Considered to be one of Italy's loveliest small towns, Asolo really is something super special - artists and writers having been drawn here for centuries. This town gives me a wonderful feeling of joy and well-being every time I visit... truly one of my happy places and one of my favorites in all of Italy. Read more about it here. 

4) Madonna della Corona

Madonna della CoronaMadonna della Corona

On a cliff-side and seeming to touch the clouds, while far far below lie the fields and forests of the Veneto; this is the Madonna della Corona. How did they get it up here and why? Answers and more here.

5) Verona

Piazza delle Erbe in VeronaPiazza delle Erbe in Verona

City of Romeo and Juliet, city of Roman ruins and a huge Roman Arena, city of hills and rivers. One of Italy's loveliest cities without a doubt and probably the best city in Italy in which to live. Welcome to Verona.

6) Sirmione

Sirmione

Ancient cobblestone lanes over which centuries of history have passed. Cottages covered with flowers and all summer long the fragrance of jasmine hangs in the air. This little gem is Sirmione.

Map - 6 Places to See Near Venice

  1. Home
  2. Best of Italy
  3. Places to See near Venice

You'll Enjoy These...

  • The Italy! Mamma Mia! Blog

    The ItalyMammaMia Blog shares with you news, beautiful Italian places, recipes and travel advice. Then we've great videos and essential information for those planning to travel to Italy.

  • Which are the stores in Venice you really don't want to miss?

    In Venice, the touristy parts of the city are filled with tacky souvenir stores. If you know where to go though you'll discover stores in Venice that are truly wonderful. We'll help you to find them.

  • The Best Tours of Venice Italy

    The best tours of Venice Italy, selected by an insider. Walking tours, gondola trips, St. Mark’s Basilica and even a creepy ghost tour. We have it all!

  • Discovering the Best of Venice

    The best of Venice - 6 experiences you simply must have if you are visiting Venice. Here is the list...

  • Venice Italy - The 6 Things you HAVE to See

    There's so much to see in Venice Italy that you can become overwhelmed. Before you despair, here is the list of the 6 sights you absolutely must see and everything you need to know about them.

  • Inside Castello in Venice Italy

    Castello in Venice is a get away from the theme park feel of St. Marks Square. In some ways this is small town Italy, old ladies gossiping in the squares and kids playing in the lanes.

  • Summer in Italy

    Ever experienced a summer in Italy? Well, we've a way that you can bring the sunshine and happiness of an Italian summer home with you.

  • The Venice Italy Beach Guide

    Come summer I can only take so much history before I need a beach. That's what the Venice Italy Beach Guide is all about. Discovering the best beaches near Venice.

  • Discoveries While Lost in Venice

    Getting lost in Venice is the best way to discover the amazing secrets and soul of this city. These amazing photos were all captured down the secret alleys and forgotten canals...

  • The Best Thermo Spas near Venice Italy

    Our complete guide to the thermo spas near Venice Italy. From where to stay through to what to see our insider guide will help you to plan the perfect stress-free visit. Just click to get started...

  • What makes Italy Special and Unique?

    Discovered, 20 things which make Italy special and unique? Be it a tiny village of cobbled lanes or dinner at a tiny restaurant in a medieval hilltop town you will find the best of Italy here...

  • 1 Euro Houses in Italy

    Have you read about the 1 Euro houses in Italy? Would you like to buy one? We have everything you need to know!

Please Book with Us...

Maria here, if you enjoy my site and Facebook page I'd love your support.

Simply book your next trip anywhere (not only to Italy) with the search box below or with any of the hotel links on the website.

I promise you'll get the best deal on accommodation available and the income we receive from HotelsCombined helps us to:

  • Stay independent and to keep bringing you the best of Italy.
  • Never have to accept money from hotels directly; that way we can share only those we genuinely love.

Recent Articles

  1. The Enchanting South of Italy

    What is it about the South of Italy that makes it so special. Well, this story will provide the answer....

    Read More

  2. Most Beautiful Villages in Italy

    Which is the most beautiful village in Italy? I will let you in on a secret: the village you are looking for is very old, it....

    Read More

  3. The Most Beautiful Places in Italy

    People often ask me which are the most beautiful places in Italy? My answer to them is this...

    Read More

  4. The 9 Most Beautiful Towns in Italy

    We would like to share a secret with you: the 9 most beautiful towns and villages in Italy.

    Read More

  5. Need an Itinerary for Italy?

    You're thinking of a vacation in Italy. But how do you decide where to go? You do not want a cliched itinerary for Italy, the same one the tourist hordes follow like sheep. You want something unique..

    Read More

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.