If the Venetian Lagoon with its eight million annual visitors is one of Italy's most well known destinations, a holiday in this region goes hand in hand with a full immersion in art, or rather, visiting the museums, churches and Palladian villas in Padua and Verona. Make sure you have time for relaxing and wellness, the vocations of the spa facilities in Abano and Montegrotto. As per golf, it's a celebration here: 18 courses with at least 18 holes in Veneto, and seven in Friuli. For all tastes.
Each season has its appeal but if you're looking for advice, autumn is probably the most beautiful time for a holiday in this region. The leaves turn all the possible shades of warm colors, from yellow to red and orange, the sky becomes clear blue, and the temperatures a bit brisker: you can enjoy the autumn foliage here in Italy without having to fly to New England. And even better if you take advantage of the dazzling display of colors to play golf in the welcoming natural setting of the Veneto or Friulian countrysides, for a long weekend or week of culture-wine-golf-enogastronomy. The only thing you'll tire of is the regret of not having more time to get to know this abundant territory better.
Veneto is synonymous with the great tourist destinations of cities such as Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Treviso, not to mention Venice, a gem of incomparable beauty known throughout the world. This region boasts a large number of golf courses, as well, scattered over the area: some on the sea, such as Albarella and Venice, others extending over mountain slopes such as Asiago, or on the hills, such as Asolo; others can be reached in just minutes from the cities, such as the clubs in Padua and Verona. The venues are quite diversified making the Veneto and Friuli area a multifaceted destination.
In addition to the clubs about which we have spoken at length in the article dedicated to Prosecco (Montecchia, Frassanelle, Padua and Asolo), we would like to explore the other golfing treasures worthy of a visit. Starting with the area surrounding Venice, an obligatory stop is the Golf Club Ca' della Nave in Martellago, a gem designed by Arnold Palmer on terrain dominated by the aristocratic majesty of the 16th century Villa Grimani Morosini. The great American champion who designed the course in the mid-1980s perhaps drew inspiration from Venice when he decided to insert artificial lakes and water hazards on no less than 12 of the 18 championship holes