From the lagoon to the heart of Venice
Around Venice, a natural landscape refashioned in part by human ingenuity. Places to explore slowly by bike crossing watery landscapes on easy, flat paths.
In localities where everything is an attraction and a pretext for a stop: an ancient church, an archaeological museum, a question to a passerby, an appetizing snack or a dip in the sea! Straight to the heart: inside the city you’ll find tortuosity of the lagoon’s canals in the labyrinthine calli, vegetables and fish at the Rialto Market, and the salty fragrance of brackish water that envelops and pervades the whole lagoon.
- Day 1 — Arrival
Upon your arrival you will receive the travel guide Un amico a Venezia (Your Friend in Venice) with all the tips and events taking place during the period of your stay.
Themed dinner depending on the season in a typical local restaurant.
- Day 2 — Venice Lagoon (North)
Venice Lagoon Bike Tour
Full day cycling tour along the Cavallino Treporti Peninsula and through the lagoon villages of Mesole and Lio Piccolo. Typical traditional lunch with fish specialities and fine vegetables from the litorale.
- Day 3 — Venice Lagoon (South)
Bike tour to the Lido and Pellestrina
From the Lido, follow the lagoon edge where the islands of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Lazzaretto Vecchio and Poveglia meet. You will then come to Malamocco, the ancient seat of the Venetian government and then Alberoni with its natural coastal oasis. Here you take the ferry and get off at Santa Maria del Mare. Proceed along the lagoon via San Pietro in Volta before finally arriving in the town that gives the name to the island: Pellestrina. The whole island is protected by an immense dam “I Murazzi” built during the Republic of Venice. The gaze is lost in the broad horizons of the southern lagoon and is captured by the small islands that dot it. Dozens of fishing boats are anchored on the shores of the island, here you can learn about traditional fishing techniques.
Lunch of seasonal fish and vegetables in a restaurant with terrace on the lagoon in Pellestrina.
- Day 4 — Venice
Venetian Nizioleti: saoneri, caegheri, rowers and other crafts
The tour takes place in the labyrinth of Venice and takes you on an exploration of the original place names that bear witness to the city’s long, fascinating history, unparalleled anywhere else in the world.
Hear the story about the arts and ancient crafts recounted by the Nizioleti, which in Venetian dialect means “small sheets” – white rectangles that bear the names of ‘calli’ (streets), ‘campi’ (squares), and canals of the city.
Lunch in bacaro (typical tavern) based on delicious Venetian cicheti (appetizers) accompanied by an ombra (glass) of wine.
Here is the SlowVenice Partner you will meet during your travel experience with us:
Camping Ca’ Savio has, for about the past 50 years, been providing its European clientele seaside holidays along the broad Cavallino-Treporti coast in an informal and quiet ambience, paying particularly close attention to the environment (waste, lighting, water): “For many of our guests the camping holiday is a family tradition!”