Bleisure in Veneto

Veneto is everything you can imagine, from countless wonders to visit, emotions to experience all in one single region. In just a few hours’ journey and within a few kilometres, extraordinary sights are to be discovered. Nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a rich artistic and cultural tradition and a variety of landscapes, the ideal destination for turning a business trip into an unforgettable stay.

What is there to do after a busy day of meetings and conferences?

Explore the cities of art such as Venice and its lagoon, Verona, the city of the Arena with the second largest Roman amphitheatre in Italy featuring a rich program of summer performances, including the renowned Opera Festival; Vicenza, the city of Palladio; Padua, the city that boasts two World Heritage Sites; Treviso, the so-called garden of Venice; Belluno, the gateway to the Dolomites; and Rovigo, a location with lush green landscapes. Alternatively, discover an unusual Veneto by visiting the small villages, walled towns, villas and castles that adorn the area.

The Dolomiti Bellunesi, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, offer breathtaking views and sport activities for everyone, both in summer and in winter such as trekking, cross country, alpine skiing and paragliding.

From the mountains to the hills, from the lake to the sea, Veneto has kilometres of trails suitable for all levels of training. Through the ‘Veneto outdoor’ app, it is possible to download the itineraries: between the provinces of Verona, Vicenza, Treviso and the Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene, also UNESCO Site, there is the Pedemontana area which offers bridleways, cycling or walking trails in enchanting landscapes, to discover the testimonies of the Great War or the Venetian Villas and the glorious past of the Serenissima Republic of Venice.

For those who wish to relax, the Euganean thermal area surrounded by the green landscapes of the Euganean hills is ideal for a health and wellness holiday.

Lake Garda is the right place to try out countless water sports such as wind surfing, sailing, canoeing, and SUP.

The golden sandy beaches along the Veneto coastline, awarded with the “Blue Flag” certification, offer plenty of fun and outdoor sport activities.

Numerous are also the navigable waterways, along which one can admire the prestigious Venetian Villas and the Po Delta with its meandering courses between land, water and sky, as well as the picturesque passages surrounded by unspoilt nature.

Art exhibitions, folklore events, historical re-enactments and a variety of excellent wine and food products complete the tourism offer. Modern accommodation facilities and innovative infrastructures able to host conferences, congresses and business meetings, make it a complete destination. The Venice Region Convention Bureau Network is the network of the regions’ 7 convention bureaus with each destination maintaining regional authority and its own characteristic and uniqueness. However, all regional areas complement each other when it comes to conferences and post-conferences offerings and facilities.

Top Bleisure experiences

  1. Belluno and the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, represent a unique territory in terms of natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes. We offer an unforgettable experience in our hotels, theatres, Venetian villas and refuges located among peaks, lakes and protected parks.
  2. Padua Province: after intense working days it is possible to relax in the spa facilities and hotels of the Euganean Thermal Area, or to visit the splendid villas and castles, organize a wine tasting excursion or play golf and other sport activities.
  3. Rovigo Province: “Between Villas and Castles”, a boat and bike excursion among the suggestive views of the land between two rivers. Sailing from the Castle of Arquà Polesine, along the Canalbianco, to Fratta Polesine, which holds places rich in history, such as Villa Badoer, a UNESCO Heritage Site.
  4. The province of Treviso is famous for the production of Prosecco and other food and wine excellences. Come and visit wineries to taste the wines and savour the local cuisine in our wonderful locations surrounded by lush and green landscapes.
  5. Venice offers an inimitable range of proposals for customised hospitality options including those coinciding with Venetian traditional events (Carnival, Festa del Redentore, Historic Regata).
  6. Verona - Arena Opera Festival Experience Backstage Vip Pass: An exclusive backstage tour view sets and tailors at work followed by an aperitif by the historic archways before the performance. Maximum 20 people.
  7. Vicenza Province: Discover the territory and its essence through a grappa tasting guided tour in one of the many distilleries in the area.

Fun facts

  1. Dolomiti Bellunesi: Experience our authenticity: milk a cow, prepare the cheese, carve an object and enjoy the snow, the water, the air.
  2. Padua: Visit of the “Sottosalone” market, with food and wine tastings and purchases that bring back tradition, combined with a visit to the Palazzo della Ragione.
  3. In Pincara (Rovigo), for over 200 years liqueurs linked to the territory have been produced, such as Grappa delle Nebbie, made with the "Metodo Mantovani Invecchiamento Nebbia" (liqueur ageing process using fog).
  4. Come paragliding in the Veneto region around Monte Grappa (Treviso)! It is one of the most popular destinations for enthusiasts from all over Europe and will be a truly unforgettable experience.
  5. Venice: the official carnival dinner show and ball is an exclusive experience where the pleasures of palate and party come together.
  6. Sunset Cruise on the Veliero San Nicolo’ - The perfect blend of a pleasant aperitif at sunset and a fascinating sailing trip on the last two-masted vessel still cruising on Lake Garda.
  7. Cruise the Brenta River aboard kayak, dinghies and canoes! Pure adrenaline, just few minutes away from Bassano (Vicenza).


For more info

  1. Veneto Region:
  2. Venice Region Convention Bureau Network:
  3. Belluno - Dolomiti Bellunesi Convention Bureau:
  4. Padua - Padova Convention & Visitors Bureau:
  5. Rovigo - Rovigo Convention & Visitors Bureau:
  6. Treviso - Marca Treviso Convention Bureau:
  7. Venice - Vela - Venezia Unica Convention Bureau:
  8. Verona - Destination Verona & Garda Foundation: -
  9. Vicenza - Vicenza è Convention & Visitors Bureau:
1 of 10 Image Dolomiti Super Ski Panorama. Photo by: DMO Dolomiti Bellunesi
2 of 10 Image Scrovegni Chapel - Padua. Photo by: Padova Convention & Visitors Bureau
3 of 10 Image The two towers of Rovigo. Photo by: Rovigo Convention & Visitors Bureau
4 of 10 Image Treviso. Photo by: Fondazione Marca Treviso
5 of 10 Image Historic regata of Venice. Photo by: Giacomo Frison
6 of 10 Image Verona Arena. Photo by: F. Modica / Archivio Comune di Verona
7 of 10 Image Basilica Palladiana - Vicenza. Photo by: Vicenzaè
8 of 10 Image Punta San Vigilio - Lago di Garda. Photo by: Consorzio Lago di Garda Veneto
9 of 10 Image Terme Euganee. Photo by: Padova Convention & Visitors Bureau
10 of 10 Image Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene. Photo by: Fondazione Marca Treviso