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Veneto is a region in northeastern Italy, bordering on Lombardy, Trentino-South Tyrol, Austria,Friuli - Venezia Giulia, and Emilia-Romagna, between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. It is traversed by the Po, Adige, Brenta and Piave rivers.
This region is very rich in artistic and cultural treasures. Its architectural heritage includes the unique buildings and bridges of Venice, and many of Palladio's villas. Verona's arena is an ancient Roman amphitheatre, traditionally reserved for opera. The thermal baths at Abano Terme are also an attraction.
The regional economy, which used to depend entirely on agriculture, is now highly oriented towards high-tech industry and fashion (Benetton and Marzotto were a major employer), together with cultural tourism.
Veneto is one of the two Italian Regions whose inhabitants are granted the status of «popolo» (i.e. people) with Constitutional Law by the Italian Parliament, the other Region being Sardinia. However only Sardinia has been added the status of "autonomous"
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