The trip to Venice on the Brenta River

The trip to Venice on the Brenta River

Durata soggiorno: 3 giorni / 2 notti

Lungo la scia degli antichi burchielli

€ 390.00 per person


 

PROGRAM

1st day
Arrival in hotel, welcome drinks and fish-based dinner in a romantic restaurant of the Riviera del Brenta.
Return to hotel and overnight stay.

2nd day
After an indulgent breakfast, transfer to Stra, meet with the tour guide and visit to the 700 A.D. Villa Pisani, known as a small Versailles, in which one can see the wonderful fresco “Gloria dei Pisani” by G. B. Tiepolo on the ceiling of the ballroom.  The magnificent park encloses the famous labyrinth of hedges, used by Gabriele D’Annunzio as the setting for the love games between Stelio Effrena and la Foscarina, main characters from his novel entitled “The Fire”.
To follow, board the motorboat* and experience a great trip along the Riviera del Brenta with a stop in Dolo to visit the characteristic countryside with the antique Squero and the Mulini (16th century).
Lunch on board with an indulgent menu of fish made according to the traditional Venetian recipes.
Optional visit** to the Villa Barchessa Valmarana, custodian of paintings by Michelangelo Schiavoni of the Venetian Baroque school or to the Villa Widmann, a lavish residence of the 18th century planned by Andrea Tirali and decorated by Giuseppe Angeli. Having boarded the boat, once again, the trip continues along the calm waters of the Brenta, where one can admire the innumerable and majestic villas of the Riviera.
The tour by motorboat continues until Malcontenta, where you will have the option to visit the wonderful Villa Foscari “La Malcontenta”, planned in 1560 by Andrea Palladio, with its walls entirely frescoed by Giambattista Franco and Giambattista Zelotti.
Once again on board, we will navigate toward Fusina, passing through the unequal water level of the basin of Moranzani, an ancient, hand-made artifact of the 17th century built using the technique of Leonardo da Vinci. Here we will finish the excursion.
Free dinner hour followed by a return to the hotel with overnight stay.

3rd day
After an indulgent breakfast in the hotel, we will reach Fusina by navigational transfer to Venice.
The world’s unique city of art, Venice** can only amaze you with its numerous museum sites, places of worship, squares and monuments that retrace the splendour of the “Serenissima” period.
For lunch, we suggest a stop in a local “bacaro” to appreciate the typical Venetian cuisine, with the friendly, welcoming nature of its people.
In the afternoon, visit to Piazza San Marco with its splendid Basilica and the Palazzo Ducale.
In the evening, return to the hotel.


* The route in navigation of the Riviera del Brenta can also be carried out both Stra towards Fusina and vice versa according to the days requests for the service.  ** Upon request, for the groups, guided visits are organized for guests as well as entrances to Villas, Museums and Basilica of St. Mark.


Minimum number of participants
: 2 people.
Price per person includes: 2 overnight stays in a 3 stars hotel, 1 fish-based lunch in motorboat, 1 lunch in typical “bacaro” (drinks included), entrance to Villa Pisani, cruise by motorboat along the Brenta, 1 fish-based dinner (drinks included), tour guide and accompaniment during the navigation and for the visit to the Pisani Villa.
The price does not include: transfers, tips, extra in type and any other service not listed in the note “price per person includes”.