Within the province of Venice there are a number of attractive smaller villages and towns, of which Dolo is a great specimen. Dolo is an ancient town that now also has modern influences, and has long been a popular destination with locals seeking a spot of luxury. As well as being just 29km from the beautiful city of Venice, Dolo is also just 24km from Padova, meaning holidaymakers can visit two of Veneto’s most famous cities during the same vacation, as well as enjoy the delights of the Riviera del Brenta.
Dolo sits on the banks of the Riviera del Brenta, a particularly green area between Padova and Venice. This close proximity to both cities means that those who choose to base themselves in Dolo villas and apartments are almost spoilt for choice with regards to what to do during their stay.
The Riviera del Brenta is an attractive stretch of water known for the Venetian villas that line its banks. Dolo lies at the centre of the River and is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, making it a great place for enjoyable walks and scenic bicycle rides that will both revitalise and refresh. When it comes to evening entertainment, Dolo has a selection of good-quality restaurants, with Risotrante Mare Divino a favourite of locals and tourists alike.
Dolo is well connected with its big city neighbours, with its own train station on the Venice – Padova line. This makes getting between these popular destinations easy, and you do not necessarily require the use of a car during your stay. These cities need no introduction, and are talked about in greater detail elsewhere on this website, but suffice to say, each has enough attractions to fill more than a week’s vacation on their own.
A visit to both Venice and Padova is a must during your stay in Dolo, but there are other, closer towns and villages that should also make your shortlist of places to visit. These include Mira (5km away), which is known for its luxurious 16th-18th century villas, and is another great example of the unspoilt charm of the Riviera del Brenta region.
Dolo experiences a humid subtropical climate. This means that summer temperatures are generally between 20C and 30C, whilst winter temperatures can plummet towards the zero mark. Rainfall is a regular occurrence throughout the year, with most months receiving around 60mm of precipitation.
There are two main airport options for getting to Dolo, of which Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) is the nearest, being 24km away. This is also the busiest airport in the region, and indeed the third busiest airport in the whole of Italy. The alternative is to fly to Treviso Airport (TSF), 29km from Dolo, which receives no-frills flights from the UK through Ryanair.