Learn about the art and history of this stunning area. The tour will operate as follow:
Embarkation at 8am in Padua at the historical 1500’s Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello, the ancient river port of the city and cruise towards Venice, cruising along the original course of the old Venetian burchielli of the 18th century, passing in front of the gorgeous and suggestive Villa Giovanelli at Noventa Padovana, passing through Noventa Padovana and Stra Locks with the descent of the water level. 9.20am arrival in Stra and internal guided tour of Villa Pisani, embarkation and navigation towards Dolo with illustration during the cruise of the different Villas seen from the river and passing through Dolo Lock with the descent of the water level;
The cruise continues towards Mira, amongst villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river, crossing of Mira Lock and descent of the water level. Stop at Villa Widmann or Villa Barchessa Valmarana for the internal guided tour. Embarkation and cruise towards Oriago.
Arrival in Oriago for lunch to the famous restaurant Il Burchiello; optional discounted lunch or free time. The cruise continues towards Malcontenta, amongst villas, villages and swing bridges and presentation during the cruise of the various Villas seen from the river; arrival in Malcontenta and stop at Villa Foscari called La Malcontenta for the internal guided tour; At 4.30pm the cruise continues towards Moranzani; arrival and passing through Moranzani Lock with water level descent. Cruise back to Venice with arrival in San Marco, Riva degli Schiavoni, on the landing stage “S. Zaccaria A”, around 5.30pm.