At the head of the Adriatic, between the mountains and the sea, lies that part of the Lombard plain known as the Veneto.
Among other learned institutions we may mention the Ateneo Veneto, the Deputazione per la Storia Patria, and the Royal Institute of Science, Letters and Art, which has its seat in the Palazzo Loredan at Santo Stefano.
The church is ruled by the patriarch of Venice, the metropolitan of the province formed by the Veneto.
The league broke up, and the mainland cities of the Veneto returned of their own accord to their allegiance to St Mark.
Relazione dell' U „ Jicio Regionale per la conservazione dei monumenti del Veneto, Venice, 1895, p. 111).