Return Trip: Casale, via Venice & Stra (Padova)
Allow 7 to 14 nights
You’re in for a treat on the Brenta Riviera! Palatial homes line the canal shores, and the architecture is awesome!
Please note: the Venetian Lagoon can be busy, so some previous boating experience is recommended.
Reviews for the The Villas and Architecture Cruise
Splendid & fascinating. The Casale team was very helpful and friendly even when we made mistakes! Crossing the Venice lagoon was somewhat of a challenge considering the high boating traffic but having positioned three of the "crew" as lookouts made it safe. The entire crew (10 of us) was delighted with the experience !
After the Sile we went to Torcello, Burano,around Murano, Giudecca canal on the South side of Venice, te Brenta canal/river and return;
huge skys cruising with (no sides to the canals) wide open spaces.
the most magical bit was coming into TORCELLO by boat
We absolutely loved this cruise. It's even hard to name what was the most memorable experience, since all the sites we visited were so great. However, the best two places were definitely Venice itself and Padova.
We had a 10 days cruise, which allowed us to visit multiple sites. The following is a list of places we stopped at and we would definitely recommend the same list to others as well: - Casale sul Sile - Islands Mazzorbo, Torcello, Murano & Burano, S. Erasmo - Venice - Brenta Canal (stopped at Malcontenta and Stra) - Padova - Lido di Jesolo - Casale sul Sile
The staff at the base were very helpful and efficient, however the information concerning the route leaves much to be desired:1. the map provided is only partial - the brenta part -so time clculations were mostly guesses.2. before the entry to padova there is a fork of the canal and the direction signs are hidden.3.there is a lock before padova which is not marked on the maps.however the recomendation to stay in St. Hellena in Venice was very good.I'm sorry - but that was a one-time experience in Italy. from my experience with "le boat" the Canals in france are better suited for such a holiday and the next time we'll gladly go with le boat to a holiday in france/
Rubbish - tired old boat ready for the scrap yard!