The Brenta Riviera has always been considered such as the ideal extension of the Canal Grande in Venice and offers you a lost world made of richness, beauty and nature. On board of our motor-ships you will have the exclusive opportunity to navigate this luxurious route admiring wonderful villas together with their beautiful gardens, once summer residences of the Venetian nobles. The most important artists worked here for the richest families of the Venetian Republic and the most famous personalities were guests in these beautiful mansions. Three locks, ten swing bridges, 33 km with more than 8 metres of difference in level characterize this excursion in the Venetian territories; a cruise so rich in history, culture and nature.
Possibility to start the excursion from Stra or from Fusina (both in the province of Venice) at 8.30 a.m. The tour foresees the visit at following sites:
- VILLA BARCHESSA VALMARANA, very pretty guest house with beautiful frescoes created by Michelangelo Schiavoni, or to VILLA WIDMANN, splendid villa planned by Andrea Tirali at the beginning of the 18th century and painted in frescoes by Giuseppe Angeli;
- VILLA FOSCARI "LA MALCONTENTA" (that is to say: "the unhappy Lady"), planned by the Renassaince master Andrea Palladio and completely decorated in its rooms by Giambattista Franco and Giovanni Battista Zelotti.
The rate includes also a typical fish lunch on board based Venetian recipes with the following menù: aperitif with Bellini drink, starter (shrimps and pickled anchovies) first course (Fusilli alla Marinara, pasta with seafood), main course (mixed fried fish),vegetablesin season, wine and water, fruit, coffee.
Adapt to everyone
The rate not include the entrance tickets inside Villas and transfer to starting point. Possibility to do the excursion without lunch on board at € 40 per person.