Veneto, Italy

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Veneto gets its name from Venice, the capital city that is located in this Italian region. Veneto is located in the northeastern region of Italy, with a southeastern coastline on the Adriatic Sea. 

Veneto has one of the largest populations out of the 20 regions of Italy, ranking 5th in the population overall. The size of Italy is approximately 7,083 square feet, making it the 8th largest. 

Veneto is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations because you will find a great mix of art cities, mountains, delicious wine, and amazing villas and views. 

Cities as Seen on a Map of Veneto, Italy:

  • Venice
  • Padua
  • Verona
  • Asolo
  • Treviso
  • Padova
  • Vicenza
  • Rovigo
  • Chioggia
  • Bassano del Grappa
  • San Dona di Piave
  • Schio
  • Mira
  • Belluno
  • Conegliano
  • Castelfranco Veneto
  • Villafranca di Verona
  • Montebelluna
  • Vittorio Veneto
  • Spinea
  • Mogliano Veneto
  • Mirano
  • Valdagno
  • Jesolo
  • Arzignano
  • Albignasego
  • Legnago
  • Abano Terme
  • Cittadela
  • Martellago
  • San Bonifacio
  • Feltre
  • Oderzo

Quick Facts:

  • Population = 4.9 million
  • Language = Latin, Venetian Italian, Italian
  • Ethnicities = Italian, Romanian, Venetian (recognized in 2016), Greek
  • Capital = Venice

The History of Veneto

Beginning in the 7th century BC, the local people of Veneto was discovered by the Greeks and the Etruscans. By the 4th century BC, the people of Veneto had established trade through amber (fossilized tree resin) and horse breeding. Celtic influences were strong during this time period, and the Veneti people adopted the wardrobe of the nearby Celts.

During the 3rd century BC, the Veneti people were discovered by the Romans and sided with them during their expansion throughout the region. Over time, the Romans took advantage of the alliance they had developed with the Veneti people and began dominating them. The Roman Empire dominated the area until Justinian of the Eastern Roman Empire conquered the region in the 6th century. 

Midway through the 8th century, the Franks, a Germanic tribe, had gained control of the region and annexed Veneto into the Carolingian Empire. Two centuries later, Veneto was annexed into the Holy Roman Empire. During this time, barbarians entered the region and caused many native Veneti people to flee to the coastline. During this time period of refuge, the city of Venice was established. Venice quickly became its own republic on the maritime border of Veneto. Venice became a leader in politics due to its power on the coastline. 

In 1797, Napolean invaded the Venetian Republic, and the leader of the Venetian Republic ultimately gave up the territory without a fight. Later that same year, part of the Venetian Republic was given over to Pope Francis II, and the remainder was given to the French. By 1801, the entire region of the Venetian Republic was absorbed into the French Empire.

By 1848, Austria had come to rule much of the northern territories of Italy. Venetia attempted to combat the Austrian forces within the region but was unsuccessful. Venetia was sieged by Austria in 1849. 

In 1866, the Austro-Prussian War began, which was a war between the Austrians and the Kingdom of Prussia, who were allies of Italy. During this time, the region of Veneto was incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy. During this period, the fascist government in the region banned the use of the Venetian language.

By the late 19th century, the largest emigration in Italian history took place, with approximately 13 million emigrants leaving the tumultuous and unsettled territories of Italy in search of work. 


Venetic was the original language spoken in the area by the Veneti people who were the first settlers in the area. This language was eventually extinct and replaced with Latin. 

When the Venetian Republic was established, the language of the region was Venetian until the fascist government banned the language from being spoken. 

The primary languages that are spoken in the area are Latin and Italian.


The Romans converted the region of Veneto to Christianity, specifically Roman Catholicism, during their reign. Roman Catholicism has been practiced in the region for centuries. It is estimated that over 95% of the region of Veneto currently practices Roman Catholicism. 


The geography of Veneto has a little bit of everything. There are mountains, plains, and coastlines that make up the region of Veneto.

The geography of the region has been able to provide a way-of-life for the people in the region. There is a variety of crops and products that are produced in the area. These include a variety of vegetables, fruits, tobacco, and hemp. Agriculture is the primary source of economy for the region.

Migration Patterns

There was an extremely large number of Italians who emigrated from the area between the 1860s and early 1900s. Emigrants left the Kingdom of Italy in search of work, as many of the regions of Italy had suffered from economic destruction, unemployment, and overcrowding. 

After this time period, immigration into Veneto, Italy, has been steadily increasing. Out of all of the regions in Italy, Veneto has one of the highest numbers of immigrants received each year. These immigrants come from Romania, Morocco, China, and Albania. The economy and employment opportunities in Veneto has caused an increase in immigrants to the area.


The genealogy of the region of Veneto is linked to Italy, Romania, and Greece, as these are the three most dominant types of people that inhabited the region throughout history.

In 2016, Venetian was officially recognized as an ethnicity; however, this likely would not have a genealogy connection at this point in time, as genealogy is related to ancestry and lineage of a particular type of people. 

Physical characteristics related to the region of Veneto will likely include a darker skin complexion, dark hair, and brown eyes, as Romania and Greece each have these distinctive qualities within its genetic composition.

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