River tourism and cruises in Italy

The wonderful city of Venice is magnificent on its own. Considered by many to be the most beautiful city on the water, we invite you to visit it on board a river cruise.

Venice is one of the most special cities in the world and knowing it with a boat without a permit means being able to visit its authenticity as the citizens of the Laguna live it. Venice, a city founded in 421, extends over a series of 119 islands that emerge from a wide lagoon located between the mainland and the open sea. Until its foundation it was inhabited by a few Illyrian and Veneto inhabitants who lived on the water of the lagoon in stilt houses, subsisting on fishing and salt extraction.

Through the rivers and canals around the lagoon, you will be able to visit and lose yourself in the romantic Venice, get to know the San Marco square, the palaces, the markets, the colorful streets called "calli veneziani", the most romantic bridges ... your river cruise to see the Grand Canal, St. Mark's Square and the Campanaro with its almost 100 meters high, St. Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Ca 'Rezzonico, which is one of the most important palaces in Venice and currently It houses the Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ducal Palace.

With your boat without a permit you can reach the most famous islands in the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Sant'Erasmo.

  • In Murano you will be able to contemplate the glass blowers, typical local crafts with very ancient origins.
  • In Burano, get to know the work of the lacemakers who make the most precious and prestigious lace in Italy and.
  • In Torcello visit the old cathedral. With more than 1500 years of history, it offers the possibility of admiring magnificent and unique mosaics and from its bell tower there is an exclusive view of the Venice Canal, surely a unique point of view to admire the Lagoon.

It is worth taking a detour on the tour and strolling through the city of art and history of Padova, the city of Sant'Antonio. Padova is a city very famous for its architecture, there are many places of interest that you can visit: Prato della Valle, the Chiesa di Santa Giustina, the Basilica di Sant'Antonio, the Palazzo della Ragione, Piazza delle Erbe and the Cappella degli Scrovegni. An important university city, it is animated by a rich network of events that span the whole year, from cinema to theater, from music to art, from sports to folklore. The three thousand years of history told through a multitude of beauties, artistic treasures and unmissable religious destinations, make Padova one of the most interesting places in Veneto.

In the direction of Padova, on the way, you can admire its vineyards, taste the real Lambrusco (a sparkling red wine) and the delicious Pinot Grigio. During the cruise, plan food stops and savor dishes like mixed fried fish, bigoli in its sauce, and stuffed cuttlefish.

But Italy, in addition to art, also offers beautiful landscapes and corners to relax and enjoy the sun, as in the cities of Jesolo, Chioggia or Caorle with magnificent sandy beaches that will make your river cruise a delight. The region is also very famous for its amusement parks like Acqualandia in Jesolo. A short distance away we can visit San Donà di Piave, a culturally very expressive and proactive city, where there is a beautiful park of sculptures and architecture. There are numerous events organized throughout the year, including the Spring Festival and Fair, the Palio of the City of Piave, Estiamo in San Donà, the Festa dea Poenta (Polenta festival). The most anticipated and closest to the hearts of the citizens takes place every year in the first week of October and is the Fiera del Rosario, in honor of the Madonna del Rosario.

You may think about booking your river cruise at this time to discover the local folklore. Since the middle of the 19th century, this fair was considered the largest in eastern Veneto, but its origins seem to go back to the 16th century.Treviso is another beautiful city in the Veneto region. It stands between palaces decorated with frescoes, porticoes, and quiet canals where the Sile river runs, crossing the small mills found in various parts of the city.

Join us on a river cruise to discover the magic of Venice and its lagoons!

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