Boat excursion in the Venetian Lagoon: with nature guide and on a traditional Venetian bragozzo boatelan elan
Description: Accompanied by a SlowVenice nature guide and aboard a typical Venetian boat – the bragozzo – you will be able to reach the most hidden corners of the Venetian lagoon. This is how you’ll discover the history and peculiar natural environment of this fascinating UNESCO site; navigating in a sustainable way, even in very shallow waters and canals, without causing any disturbing or harmful wave motion. Every season has little wonders to offer: the flowering of the Limonium in summer, the quiet muffled atmosphere of autumn fog, the many seasonal fishing techniques and products, and the year-round presence of migratory or sedentary birds.
Your lagoon-journey will bring you to some of the many lovely Venetian islands, each one with its own unique character. The inhabitants of these islands live in peculiar, maybe a bit difficult, but fascinating environments: on the island of Sant’Erasmo – “the orchard and vegetable garden of Venice” – you can find the typical crops, the salt marshes of the barene, and the beach; on the island of Torcello you can visit the oldest Basilica of the lagoon and discover the first historical traces of the Venetian settlement; and on the island of San Francesco del Deserto you can find out about the last monastic community present in the Venetian islands (no visits on Monday).
Meeting Point: Fondamenta Nuove – Venice (or other points to be arranged with participants)
Duration: all day (max 8 hours)
Days: all week (no visits to the island of San Francesco del Deserto on Mondays)
Pax: up to 11 people
Extra charge: The tour can take place with less than 4 people. The price however remains for basic 4 pax
Languages: Italian / English / German
Price: €770,00 flat rate for a boat up to 8 people / €860,00 flat rate for a boat up to 11 people.
Possible lunch option aboard the boat with menu based on traditional Venetian recipes (€25,00 per person).
Price includes: Boat excursion in traditional Venetian boat with navigator and nature guide. Visits to the islands.
Payment time:advance payment
Payment method: via bank transfer
Cancellation terms: at least one week before booked excursion date