The entire Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia area is Italy’s largest and most complete river navigation area. Located in the north-eastern part of the country, it borders with Slovenia and Austria, representing a very popular tourist area, both for its magnificent art cities located there like Venice, Trieste and Verona, for the gorgeous beaches on the Adriatic Sea, and finally also for the wide variety of water tourism opportunities.
The two regions are joined by a navigable canal dating from World War I that is still navigable today. The area also features a diverse system of large lagoons, rivers and navigable canals that form a varied and always interesting navigation area.
This navigation guide will help you discover the finest areas in this vast territory, providing a detailed description of the areas between Chioggia, located at the southern tip of Venice’s lagoon, and Grado on the eastern edge of the lagoon.
Departure Base in Veneto – Casale sul Sile
Our starting base for the Veneto region is located just a few kilometres from the splendid medieval city of Treviso, which is certainly worth visiting. Although located in the municipality of Casale sul Sile, the base is about half a kilometre from the historic centre of a pretty little town called Casier, which can be reached by bicycle and where you will find various services and can buy provisions.
Departure Base in Friuli V.G. – Precenicco
Precenicco is just a few kilometres from the Latisana exit on motorway A4. The base is located on the town square near the fountain and the church. The boats are moored on the Stella River; the jetty is accessible at all times.
A simple route for beginners and for those who have little experience and who might be afraid of the most crowed areas. Enjoy the summer beaches of Jesolo, Lignano and Grado, and let the children entertain with the multiple activities along the way.
Boating Venice and the Lagoon is an incredible and unique experience. Venice seen from the water is absolutely lovely and you’ll miss the crowds!
A cruise along the Riviera del Brenta takes you past the impressive Venetian summer villas of the Italian gentry – beautiful Villa Foscari and Villa Pisani are just two that are open to the public. Cruise through beautiful Mira, Dolo and Strà towards Padova, one of Italy’s ﬁnest historical cities with busy market squares and rich art treasures.
This exclusive itinerary runs through interesting and pleasant old town centres, that hide the history and traditions of the Italian culture, and delightful landscapes that will make you remain amazed. This area is not only culture, but even nature.
Threading the gentle rivers north of the islands in the Venetian Lagoon ushers you into an oasis of golden beaches where seagulls glide above the blue Mediterranean. You realise that a boat cruise in Italy can be so many things, and you’re happy for a laid-back holiday spent swimming, sunbathing, playing golf and enjoying the many amenities of Jesolo, Caorle and Bibione!