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5 Things to Do in Spring in Veneto During a Houseboat Vacation

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Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons in Veneto, with pleasant temperatures and a blooming nature that invites exploration and adventure.

If you're planning a houseboat vacation in this region, there are some activities you can't miss. Here are 5 things to do in spring in Veneto.

 

1. Participate in SuEzo, the spring marathon

SuEzo (link: https://www.suezo.it/) is a marathon that takes place every spring in Venice, in the historic center, with all profits being donated. SuEzo foresees a long route (11km), starting from St. Mark's Square and passing through 39 bridges, and a shorter one (5km) with a departure from the Venice Port and passing through 18 bridges.

This race attracts athletes and enthusiasts from all over Italy and offers a unique experience for spectators, with a route that crosses the natural and historical beauties of Venice. If you're a running enthusiast or simply enjoy watching sports events, SuEzo is a must-see event.

During your spring houseboat vacation, you can stay in Venice and witness or participate in this unique event!

 

Maratona a Venezia

 

2. April 25th and the Feast of St. Mark

April 25th in Italy is an important event to celebrate the liberation of Italy during World War II. In many Venetian cities, such as Venice, Verona, and Padova, events and parades are organized to celebrate this important occasion.

In Veneto, April 25th becomes even more important as it celebrates the Feast of St. Mark, also known as Festa del Bócoło, as men traditionally give a rose bud to the women they love.

This festival is particularly felt in Venice, where the Basilica of St. Mark becomes the center of various celebrations, such as the traditional parade of figures in historical uniforms of the Marine Regiments; the Feast of St.Mark Prize, which awards people who have achieved important successes and milestones in the world of sports, science or social work.

In addition, this holiday is also an opportunity to taste the typical products of Venetian cuisine and participate in the traditional gondola races.

During a spring houseboat vacation, the Feast of St. Mark becomes an unmissable and unavoidable event!


3. Enjoy the Feast of the Ascensions

The Feast of the Ascension is one of the most important festivities in Venice, Italy. This feast recalls two important events for the Republic: May 9th of the year 1000 when Doge Pietro II Orseolo rescued the populations of Dalmatia threatened by the Slavs; while the second event is linked to the year 1177, when under Doge Sebastiano Ziani, Pope Alexander III and Emperor Frederick Barbarossa signed the peace treaty in Venice that ended the centuries-old dispute between the Papacy and the Empire. On the occasion of this feast, the rite of the Marriage of the Sea was held.

The holiday begins with a naval procession along the Grand Canal, followed by a symbolic ceremony in which the Doge of Venice throws a gold ring into the sea, symbolizing the eternal bond between Venice and the sea.

During the feast, Venice is full of activities and celebrations, including processions, concerts, flag-waving performances and fireworks. The Feast of the Ascension is also an opportunity to enjoy the delicious Venetian cuisine and participate in parties and dances around the city.

Do not miss the opportunity to witness this fantastic holiday and experience the beauty and energy of Venice during the Feast of the Ascension!


Burano in primavera

 

4. Participate in the Pentecost Festival

Pentecost is one of the most important holidays for Venetians, who celebrate it with unique and fascinating traditions. During this period, the region comes alive with colors, sounds, and flavors that will conquer you. And what could be better than experiencing it on board a houseboat, sailing through the picturesque canals of Venice?

The Pentecost Festival in Venice is known as the "Festa dei Bòttei," which celebrates the end of spring and the beginning of summer. During this period, the region's villages are decorated with flowers and flags, and the streets are filled with stalls selling local products, such as wine, cheese, and cured meats.

It is a festival particularly loved by German and Austrian tourists who populate the cities and villages of Venice. An unforgettable experience to be lived on board a houseboat, to immerse oneself in the culture and tradition of Venice.


5. Enjoy the beauty of nature in spring

Spring is also an ideal time to enjoy the beauty of nature in Venice. The region offers many opportunities for walking or cycling trips, through unspoiled landscapes and nature reserves that offer many unforgettable excursions. In particular, a houseboat holiday allows you to navigate the rivers and canals of the region and discover the natural beauty of the Venetian coast, such as the lagoons and islands of the area. There are also several cycling routes that, during the spring, become even more pleasant thanks to the presence of flowers and spring scents.
In short, nature in Venice is a show not to be missed during a Houseboat vacation!

In conclusion, spring is a fantastic season for a holiday in Venice, especially if you decide to stay on a houseboat. From sporting events like the SuEzo to cultural festivities like April 25th, there is an endless number of things to do and see in this Italian region. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the beauty and tradition of Venice during your next holiday.

Discover our itineraries and book your spring vacation now!

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