15 Facts About Veneto


Veneto was part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD.

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Since 1971, the Statute of Veneto has referred to the region's citizens as "the Venetian people".

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Veneto is home to a notable nationalist movement, known as Venetian nationalism or Venetism.

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Between 1943 and 1945, Veneto belonged to the Italian Social Republic, while the province of Belluno was part of the Prealpine Operations Zone.

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The President of Veneto, colloquially nicknamed Governor or even Doge in remembrance of Venice's traditional head of state, is the head of the Regional Government.

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Traditionally a very Catholic region, Veneto was once the heartland of Christian Democracy, which won a record 60.

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Veneto is divided into the Metropolitan City of Venice and 6 provinces and divided in 581 municipalities.

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Veneto has one of the highest population densities among the Italian regions .

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Typical of Veneto is the partition of the territory into industrial districts, which means that each area tends to specialise in a specific sector.

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However, Veneto was along with Liguria the only northern region where the unemployment rate increased between 2017 and 2018.

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Veneto decorated large portions of the Palazzo Ducale and the decoration of many villas Palladian, including Villa Barbaro.

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Veneto is an important wine-growing area producing: Soave, Bardolino, Recioto, Amarone, Torcolato, Prosecco, Tocai Rosso, Garganega, Valpolicella, Verduzzo, Raboso, Moscato, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Nero, Pinot Grigio, and Merlot.

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Cheeses of Veneto include: Asiago, Piave, Monte Veronese, Morlacco, Grana Padano .

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Prosciutto Veneto Berico-Euganeo is obtained from the fresh meat of a top breed of adult hogs.

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Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of Veneto are a number of Palladian villas which are World Heritage Sites.

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