Spring in the lagoon is a special time, when Venice and its islands are tinged with bright colours and the air is filled with a magical atmosphere. April, in particular, marks the reawakening of nature, a period when the Venice lagoon takes on a special beauty, far from the chaos of summer and immersed in a tranquillity that only spring can offer.
It is the perfect time for a houseboat holiday, a unique and exclusive way to explore the Venetian Lagoon, discovering inaccessible corners and rare pearls known only to a few.
The New Lazzareto: Between History and Nature
The Lazzareto Nuovo is not just an island, but a world apart, where history, archaeology and the environment come together in a fascinating eco-museum. This historic site, once used as a lazaret, is now an important cultural and environmental centre in the lagoon. Visiting the Lazzareto Nuovo in spring means immersing yourself in a unique atmosphere, where nature awakens and history comes alive. Stroll among ancient buildings and nature trails, discovering Venice's past and its relationship with the lagoon, all while breathing in the fresh, clean April air.
Armenian Mekhitarist Monastery: A Spiritual Refuge
A visit to the Armenian Mekhitarist monastery offers a peaceful and enriching experience. Founded in the 18th century, this monastery is not only a place of prayer, but also a cultural centre where Armenian language and culture is preserved and promoted. Walking through its serene gardens, visiting the library full of ancient manuscripts and admiring the sacred artwork all represent a unique journey into the soul of the Laguna.
Island of St Francis of the Desert
The island of San Francesco del Deserto owes its name to Jacopo Michiel, from a doge's family, who donated the island to the Friars Minor in 1233, stating that a small church dedicated to St Francis had already been built on it. It is an oasis of peace, immersed in the greenery of the Venetian lagoon, ideal for those who want to escape from the chaos of the city, reconnect with their inner self and, why not, meditate.
Venice Arsenal: Heart of Naval Power
Visiting the Venice Arsenal in spring means exploring the heart of the Serenissima's maritime power. The Arsenal, once one of the largest and most advanced shipyards in the world, is today a monument to Venetian engineering greatness and craftsmanship. With its 48 hectares of land, the Venice Arsenal also represents the sustainable heart of the entire urban area, with spaces of architectural and landscape quality of immortal charm. The best way to visit the arsenal in spring is during the Venice International Boat Show, where hundreds of boats populate the arsenal. It is a perfect combination, open to all, of boating and history.
The Glass Cathedral: The Charm of Murano Glass
The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara is a living tribute to the art of Murano glass. Located on the island famous for its centuries-old glassmaking tradition, this structure offers a unique window into the world of glass. The medieval church is one of the oldest structures on the island of Murano, whose rooms have previously ranged from simple nuns to Doges to the infamous Casanova. The location is full of events, with a large banquet hall, a full bar service and a private furnace where you can admire the ancient art of glassmaking.
Visiting the Glass Cathedral in spring is an experience that combines the beauty of artistic glass with the soft, warm light of this season, creating magical and unforgettable moments.
Exploring the Venetian Lagoon in spring on board a houseboat offers a unique and intimate experience. Far from the hustle and bustle of summer, visitors can discover unknown and fascinating places, learn fascinating stories and enjoy the tranquillity that only this season can offer. This spring, set sail on an unforgettable adventure, breathing in the fresh, lively air of an awakening lagoon.