Piazza San Marco and Arena: in one hour from Vicenza you can visit cities and places of interest that are unique and part of the cultural history of Europe.
In Venice you can sail along the Canal Grande and look at the impressive palaces; in Verona you can enjoy the opera “Aida” by Verdi under the open sky and walk in the footsteps of Shakespeare’ Romeo and Giulietta. During your traineeship there is plenty of time at the weekend and in your free time to get to know the most beautiful aspects of the Veneto region.
In half an hour by train you can reach Padua, where you can visit the fresco paintings of Giotto, the Botanical Garden and one of the oldest universities in Europe. Bassano del Grappa with its picturesque squares, the Grappa Museums and the over five centuries old wooden bridge “Ponte degli Alpini” is worth a visit too. Vicenza can be easily reached by train and bus, allowing you to visit many other interesting places: Milan is two hours away and Rome less than four hours.
A day off can also take you to the sea, the lake, or the mountains: the beaches of the Adriatic Sea such as Jesolo, Bibione or Caorle are easy to reach. And Lake Garda is only an hour and a half away. The ski and hiking slopes of the Little Dolomites or Asiago can be reached by bus from Vicenza.
During an excursion, of course, the culinary specialities cannot be missing: besides pasta, fish or meat dishes and desserts, you can taste the local wines such as Prosecco, Cabernet, Pinot Nero, Bardolino and Valpolicella or the homemade beer from one of the many home breweries. A glass of grappa is a good way to finish your trip.