Paul the Deacon (de Gestis Langobard, l. ii. c. 14 [seqq.], p. 784) describes the provinces of Italy about the end of the eighth century.
Venetia non solum in paucis insulis quas nunc Venetias dicimus, constat; sed ejus terminus a Pannoniae finibus usque Adduam fluvium protelatur.
The history of that province till the age of Charlemagne forms the first and most interesting part of the Verona Illustrata (p. 1-388), in which the Marquis Scipio Maffei has shown himself equally capable ot enlarged views and minute disquisitions.