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Venice to Padua Full-Day Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise

1. Venice to Padua Full-Day Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise

Head out on a full-day cruise beginning in Venice. Sail among the ancient and beautiful villas of the region, pass by 9 swing bridges and through 5 locks, and arrive in Padua in the evening. After meeting with your guide, begin a cruise toward the Brenta Riviera. Along the way you will see various villas lining the water. Keep going until you arrive in Fusina, passing through the Moranzani Lock with rising of the water level. Stop at Malcontenta for the internal guided tour of Villa Foscari, La Malcontenta. Then continue on past villages and swing bridges. In the early afternoon, you will arrive in Oriago. Here you will stop at the famous restaurant, Il Burchiello, where you have the option of a discounted lunch. Next, cruise to Villa Widmann in Mira and stop for a guided tour of Villa Widmann, before continuing on to pass through the Mira and Dolo locks. Disembark at Stra for a guided tour of Villa Pisani's gardens, the greatest gardens of the Brenta Riviera. Marvel at its impressive swimming pool, the grandiose stables, and the elegant eighteenth-century coffee house. Pass through the Stra and Noventa Padovana locks. Go by the gorgeous and suggestive Villa Giovanelli of Noventa Padovana before arriving at the historical Burchiello’s Stairway at Portello in Padua.

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A wonderful day out, on a water route that connects Padua with Venice. One gets access to three villas, which might seem too small a number in comparison to how many of them exist in the area, but these are crucial in providing insight into this interesting phenomenon in the history of the Venetian Republic. In addition, many other villas located along the canal can be viewed from the outside, as well as the engineering facilities - some of them very old - can be seen in full action. A bonus: a delicious multi-course lunch.

Very good experience and a great value for a full day cruise. We had great weather and a relaxing trip with lots of villas and locks.

Very informative guides. Great insights into Venetian villas. Highly recommended.

We enjoyed seeing the countryside from the water and visiting the villas.

Beautiful scenery and informative visit to the villas.