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The Veneto Region

The Veneto region is home to CIMBA. It is the fourth-largest region in Italy by population. The capital of Veneto is Venice, and the largest city is Verona. This picturesque region is known for its medieval walled towns, larger cities steeped in history and art, Roman heritage towns, seaside villages, Lake Garda, the Dolomites and so much more. It’s the perfect host for your Italian adventure.

Paderno del Grappa

Located in northern Italy’s Veneto region at the base of Mount Grappa, Paderno del Grappa offers the perfect location for CIMBA students. With a population of just over 2,000, this picturesque community provides small-town hospitality in one of Italy’s most prominent business regions. It also serves as the perfect gateway to explore the rest of Italy and Europe.

During the week, students enjoy the close-knit community and the authenticity of living in this idyllic Italian town. On any given day, you can expect to eat dinner with a local family, volunteer in the community, walk through the vineyards surrounding campus, hike Mount Grappa in the Italian Alps and more. The small size and inviting atmosphere of Paderno del Grappa truly create one-of-a-kind bonds that bring CIMBA students and the community closer together.

Museums, Markets & Panoramic views

Bassano del Grappa

Neighboring Bassano del Grappa is just a short 20-minute drive from Paderno del Grappa. This picturesque city boasts panoramic views, local markets, museums, diverse restaurants and more. It is perhaps best known for the Ponte Vecchia–a 13th-century, wooden, covered bridge spanning the Brenta River. 

Other attractions in Bassano del Grappa include the Castello degli Ezzelini, a medieval castle, and the Museo Civico, a museum with many impressive collections. A weekly market is held in the center of town all day on Thursdays and a half day on Saturdays. The colorful market offers a variety of food vendors, art, clothing and more. The close proximity to campus makes this city and market a popular destination for CIMBA students to take in the local culture.

The Charm of Italy

What more needs to be said? This Mediterranean country is at the top of many bucket lists for a reason. The food, wine, coastline, history and culture are unrivaled, and a lifetime could be spent exploring and experiencing everything Italy has to offer. Luckily, CIMBA provides the perfect location and opportunity to start your own Italian adventure.


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Driving from Paderno del Grappa

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Treviso - 50 minutes

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Treviso is known for being the original production area of Prosecco wine and is perhaps where Tiramisu was originally created. It is also a popular destination for cycling enthusiasts. Attractions include:

  • Prosecco Tours
  • "Luigi Bailo" Museum
  • Saint Caterina of Servi of Maria
  • Piazza dei Signori
  • Parco Naturale Regionale del Fiume Sile
  • Salce Collection National Museum


Venice - 1 ¼ hour

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Known as the City of Canals, Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. It is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. There are no roads in Venice, just canals. Attractions include:

  • Saint Mark’s Square
  • Saint Mark’s Basilica
  • Saint Mark’s Campanile
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Grand Canal
  • Rialto Bridge


Verona - 1 ½ hour

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Also in the Veneto region, Verona boasts a medieval old town built between the Adige River. It’s famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet”. Attractions include:

  • Verona Arena
  • Juliet’s House
  • Piazza del Erbe
  • Castel San Pietro
  • Piazza Bra
  • Castelvecchio Museum


Bologna - 2 hours

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Bologna is the historic capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy and the unofficial culinary capital of the country. It is the birthplace of bolognese pasta sauce, but there is also much more to do than just eat. Attractions include:

  • Piazza Maggiore
  • Leaning Towers of Bologna
  • Bologna Archeological Museum
  • Basilica di San Petronio
  • Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca
  • Fountain of Neptune


Milan - 3 hours

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A global capital of fashion and design, Milan is located in Italy’s Lombardy region. It is also known as the economic heart of Italy, as many headquarters of the financial industry are based in Milan. Attractions include:

  • Duomo di Milano
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Sforzesco Castle
  • Teatro alla Scala
  • Pinacoteca di Brera
  • Da Vinci's The Last Supper


Florence - 3 ½ hours

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Florence is the capital of the beautiful Tuscany region. It is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Attractions include:

  • David of Michelangelo
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence


Siena - 4 hours

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Also located in Italy’s Tuscany region, Siena is known for its cuisine, art, museums and medieval architecture. Attractions include:

  • Piazza del Campo
  • Duomo di Siena
  • Tower of Mangia
  • Pubblico Palace
  • Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico
  • Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena


Rome - 6 hours

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The capital of Italy, Rome’s history spans 28 centuries. It is widely known for its stunning architecture and art. With everything this significant city has to offer, it’s no surprise Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world. Attractions include:

  • Colosseum
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Vatican Museums
  • Roman Forum
  • Sistine Chapel


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