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Consorzio di Promozione Turistica di Padova

Boat excursions from Padua to Venice

Valid from 18/03/2017 to 05/11/2017

Padua, 30 kilometres away from Venice, has always been a great water city. Today, along the historical route of the ancient Venetian Burchiello of the 18th century, Naviglio del Brenta, you can still get on board on boats in Padua and get to Venice through five locks, enabling the navigation of the 10 metre water slope between Padua and Venice, and nine swing bridges. Other itineraries are available, cruising along Padua’s inner waterways. On board guides will tell about the history, culture and art testified by the monumental aspect of Padua and the Villas of the Brenta Riviera.

Programme with multilingual guide
- 08.00 a.m.: embarkation in Padua from the landing stage of the historical 1500’s stairways of Portello, ancient river port of Padua; start cruising towards Venice along the course of the old Venetian burchielli of the 18th century; illustration of the superb Villa Giovanelli at Noventa Padovana; passing through the Noventa Padovana Lock and Stra Lock; illustration during navigation of the various Villas seen from the river;

- 09.20 a.m.: arrival in Stra and stop for optional visit to the Villa Pisani; embarkation and cruise to Dolo; passing through the Dolo and the Mira Locks; cruising continues amongst villas, villages and swing bridges; stop for visit to the Villa Widmann; stop at the restaurant for the lunch; embarkation and cruise to Malcontenta and visit to the Villa Foscari; embarkation and cruise passing through the Moranzani Lock; arrival in Venice at about 6.30 p.m.

Boat cruise, with guide on board, full day or half day


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