The Veneto is more than just Venice. Verona’s romance, Vicenza’s Palladian Villas, Padova’s spirituality, and Valpolicella’s Amarone wine are not to be missed

Go for this: Visiting Venice’s outer islands like Torcello or Venissa
But try this: Amarone and Bardolino tastings near Lake Garda
Favorite hotels: Aman for a splurge, Belmond Cipriani for tranquility
Favorite guest experience: Private tour of the Peggy Guggenheim museum
Foods: Bigoli, cicchetti, baccalà, pandoro
Wine: Corvina, Garganega, Prosecco
Best time to visit: Spring and fall; winter for Carnevale