from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of northeast Italy bordering on the Adriatic Sea, roughly coextensive with the historical region of Venetia.
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- proper n. A region of northern Italy.
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- n. a region of northeastern Italy on the Adriatic
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The Veneto is the Italian region to which I feel the greatest bond since I went to university there (Padua) and I spent three summers playing music there (Belluno).
I think I recall A "Veneto", but I'm not sure, and a Don Quixote, again not sure.
Mosque building has proved a contentious issue in Italy, especially in high-immigrant northern regions such as Veneto and Milan and its surrounding areas.
An early source of inspiration and education was the Veneto home of her mother-in-law, Countess Cristiana Brandolini.
Via Veneto, principal setting for the actual "La Dolce Vita" 1960, was in Fellini's day a café-lined thoroughfare whose luxury hotels drew Hollywood stars, Arab princes, society gadflies and the paparazzi who clung to them like ivy.
Yet he shows it deserted, when the night is still young back on the Via Veneto.
The Via Veneto of the third millennium is staid, its hotels mostly owned by bland chains, its sidewalk café tables imprisoned in ugly steel gazebos.
For example, in Piedmont there is the Barbera grape, while in the Veneto, the Corvina grape of Valpolicella and Amarone has a spicy, bitter note.
Curiously, the Passion in Venice catalog suggests that the Man of Sorrows was "a figure that sustained faith and piety across three centuries of art in Venice and the Veneto."
“The Trevi Fountain is just a little east of Via Veneto, about a half mile from the Spanish Steps.”
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