Holidaymakers looking for a fantastic scenic destination might like to try Rovigo in North Eastern Italy. Located in the Veneto region of the country this beautiful place has many exciting things for visitors to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, cottages, apartments and B&Bs.
Rovigo is a great place for hiking, horse riding and mountain biking with many scenic areas to be explored here. Various sports can be played here with a number of public tennis courts and golf courses available in the province including a nine-hole course in Rovigo. Beaches on the Adriatic coast are only an hour’s drive away. Watersports available nearby include swimming, fishing, waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing and diving. Visitors will find excellent restaurants, bars and cafes are to be found in the town offering some excellent Italian fare. There are plenty of shops and markets in and around Rovigo, where self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink as well as souvenirs.
Holidaymakers will find numerous interesting places to visit in and around Rovigo including historic buildings. There are many wonderful old church buildings to be found here such as the Church of Madonna del Soccorso and the cathedral entitled to St. Stephen. Visitors can also see the remains of a 10th century castle. The Concordi Gallery is well worth a visit as it contains some very important and magnificent Venetian paintings from the 15th to 18th centuries. Tourists can also take a trip to the beautiful city of Venice, which is approximately one and half hour’s drive from Rovigo. Here visitors can take a ride on a gondola or see some of the great sights here such as St Mark’s Basilica and the Piazza San Marco amongst many other things. The city of Padova is also a great place to visit and is only 40 minutes drive from Rovigo.
July and August are the warmest months of the year in this part of Italy with the average high temperature 30 degrees centigrade. January is usually the coldest month with average highs of just 6 degrees centigrade and lows of 1 degree. July is also the sunniest month with an average of 10 hours sunshine per day. Rainfall is fairly evenly spread throughout the year with October and November the wettest months on average with 37mm.
Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) is five miles north of Venice and approximately a one hour drive from Rovigo on the A13 road. Flights arrive at Venice from many Italian cities as well as international airports. These include Amsterdam (AMS), Athens (ATH), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Geneva (GVA), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow, Sheremetyevo (SVO), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Vienna (VIE) amongst others. There are several car rental companies located at the airport.