Learn about the art and history of this stunning area. The tour will operate as follow:
The cruise starts at 8.50am with the meeting with the guide in Venice - Riva degli Schiavoni, on the landing stage “Pontile S. Zaccaria A”, in front of the Pietà Church (Chiesa della Pietà). 9.00am embarkation and cruise towards the Brenta Riviera; presentation of the various Villas seen from the river, arrival in Fusina and navigation towards Brenta Riviera; passing through the Moranzani Lock with rising of the water level. At 10.30am stop at Malcontenta for the internal guided tour of Villa Foscari called “La Malcontenta”. The cruise continues between villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river.
Arrival in Oriago and stop for the lunch at the famous restaurant “Il Burchiello”; optional lunch or free time. After lunch, embarkation and cruise to Mira; stop for the internal guided tour of Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana. You will pass through the Mira and Dolo Locks with rising of water level. Arrival in Stra and stop for the internal guided tour of Villa Pisani. At 5.30pm embarkation and cruise; passing through Stra and Noventa Padovana Locks with rising of the water level, cruise along the course of the old Venetian burchielli passing in front of the gorgeous and suggestive Villa Giovanelli of Noventa Padovana. Finally you will set off to Padova with arrival to the historical 1500’s Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, ancient river port in the historical centre of Padua, around 7.00pm.