exceptional cruising waterways in the North. The Venice Lagoon
can be navigated in complete freedom.An offshore bar separates 60.000 hectares of coast lagoons
from the sea and protecting the cities of Venice and Murano.
150 kilometers of canals and rivers with only 2 locks will
lead you to deserted islands, vineyards, olive groves and
their splendid villas. The canals are now a quaint upscale
neighborhood in Venice. Fully restored and remodeled homes
make it a postcard scene along the canal shores. Venice California
originally was to be a copy of Venice, Italy, canals and
all. Few of the original canals remain today.Venice,
Italy is one of the most popular cruise ports in Southern
Europe, handling more than 500 ship departures and 700,000
cruise passengers per year. The city is located within
the Venetian Lagoon, which has a port entrance that leads
to the Adriatic Sea. Its cruise-ship piers are within walking
distance of the historic enter, and Venice's Marco Polo
Airport is only about 6 km or 4 miles away.
The Venice Lagoon has more than 80 islands to explore,
so there is always plenty to see and do. See glass-blowers
in action on the historic island of Murano, watch the lacemakers
on Burano and visit the imposing cathedral on Torcello.
The rivers and canals around the lagoon offer something
different again. The spring water River Sile winds its
way through the countryside past attractive villages all
the way to charming Treviso, an amazing city full of Italian
art, museums and restaurants. Follow the River Brenta to
Padova alongside elegant summer houses and villas belonging
to the Italian nobility.Or why not explore the Po Delta – this
vast nature reserve close to our base at Porto Levante
is a perfect contrast to the hustle and bustle of Venice.
Suave Italian beach resorts line the coast and offer a
chance to soak up the sunshine in style.Spend
your time cruising the classic Venetian islands of the
Northern Lagoon - Murano, Burano and Torcello, as well
as the wonderful waterways city of Venice. Some of the
oldest settlements of the Venetian lagoon are to be found
on its northern islands where centuries - old traditions
of lace-making and glass blowing can still be seen today.
This cruise can also be done as a 3-day Short Break – just
reduce the time spent visiting the islands according to