From Verona—the city of love—to Venice’s enthralling maze of canals and cafes, the Veneto region brims with vitality and a passion for food, wine, and festivities. Often called the land of a thousand faces, Veneto is well-known for its colorful Carnival of Masks, creamy risotto dishes, traditional gondolas, stunning Murano glass, and for being the birthplace of the genius composer Vivaldi.

Risotto Pomodoro alla Veneta Recipe
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Veneto is a prolific wine producer with over 240,000 acres of vineyards and an ideal macroclimate that spans from the scenic Lessini Mountains to the gently sloping hills surrounding Lake Garda. Varietals such as Valpolicella, Amarone, Soave, and Bardolino are standouts in Veneto, and the region is also a leading producer of impressive Cabernets and Prosecco.

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Love, art, culture, and leisure are the ideal ingredients for experiencing the Italian way of life in Veneto. Ever the romantics, Verona visitors are enamored by the city’s Casa di Giulietta—a World Heritage Site featuring Shakespeare’s fictional Juliet balcony. While in Padua, Giotto’s fresco in the Scrovegni Chapel will take your breath away. Then you can catch your breath again at Veneto’s miraculous thermal spas—known over the centuries for their nourishing qualities.

Next, venture over to Venice, one of the world’s most captivating World Heritage sites, and take in the city’s astounding islands (118), historic bridges (400), countless connecting canals, and crystal blue lagoon. No wonder it’s called “The Floating City!” Plus, the city’s main square—Piazza San Marco—boasts the beautiful St. Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace.

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Locally sourced, fresh ingredients such as rice, vegetables, beans, and fish, are the foundation for the traditional dishes of Veneto. But don’t let the simplicity fool you. The outstanding skill and unparalleled flavor are largely a result of centuries-old methods of cultivating and growing ingredients and lovingly preparing mouthwatering meals—from risotto and polenta to pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans) and risi e bisi (rice and peas). Try some of the region’s popular recipes with Galbani® Fresh Mozzarella—an excellent complement to many of the Italian traditions of the Veneto region.

Italy also has the highest number of protected products/regions of origin in the world. And Veneto is no exception. The region’s distinguished Vialone Nano Veronese rice is among the lightest and creamiest of all the varieties. The exquisite White Asparagus of Cimadolmo draws avid foodies to the Route of Asparagus in Treviso. (Yes, it’s that delicious!) And the gorgeous Radicchio Rosso di Treviso—also known as “Veneto’s Red Gold”—is a specialty of the region.

Risotto Pomodoro alla Veneta

Get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine with this refreshing risotto featuring Galbani Marinated Ciliegine and Vialone Nano Veronese—a risotto rice sourced from the lower plains of Veneto since the 16th century.


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