The Lagoon of Venice from sustainable perspective 2017-06-20T16:50:47+00:00

Project Description

logo tcu 2016Winner of Tourism Culture Unesco 2016, awarded by the Travel Agency, the seventh year event at the World Exhibition of cities Tourism and World Heritage sites.

The prize, awarded for the first time in 2010, aims to value companies, organizations and persons who have distinguished themselves in Italy for their sustainable touristic offers to conserve the environment, awared the local communities and promote conscious involvement and respectful of cultural heritages.

This experience want to know deeply the UNESCO site of “Venice and its Lagoon” by emphasizing the secular interaction between nature and human activities that are the basis of the history of Venice and its environment. Also we wants to reflect with our customers on the need to preserve culture and nature in search of a renewed balance that guarantees the preservation of this beautiful location.

“Venice and its Lagoon” was recorded in 1987 inlogo adv wte the World Heritage List for the uniqueness and singularity of its cultural values, consist of a historical, archaeological, urban, architectural, artistic and unique cultural traditions, integrated in an environmental context, natural and extraordinary landscape.

Read the post about award ceremony: here

Day 1,

Arrival at the coast of Cavallino Treporti and accommodation in the typical venice restored house.

Easy bike tour (with guidebook ‘A frined in Venice‘) to discover the coastline, all even ground, along the peninsula among beaches, coastal forests, urban gardens, fisherman’ villages and fish farms.

Afternoon: Excursion by boat  or on foot to a traditional fisher farm
A Venetian fish farm still operating and an important nesting and hibernation site for many bird species. Without any noise, without human presence within a radius of hundreds and hundreds of meters, fully immersed in the lagoon landscape, listen to the stories of the valligiano (fish farmer) while the boat penetrates the quietness of the two lakes that make up the fish farm.

Typical dinner with Venetian tradition recipes in the historical Locanda Zanella, in Treporti.


Day 2,

Morning: Half-day excursion with a SlowVenice guide. A look at the city through the labyrinth of its streets and canals.

In a labyrinth like Venice there’s always something new – a view, a street, a stretch of waterfront – to discover. Follow us and explore the places where the tourists never venture, on routes that follow the rhythms of the city and its inhabitants, in search of the essence of Venice. Venice has over 100 islands and islets. And every one of them has streets, small squares and gardens waiting to be discovered, and some surprising plant life and fauna. Feel the invigorating salt air, watch the surface of the water as it ruffles in the changing winds, marvel at the ever-changing play of light and shade, walk streets paved with slabs of limestone and volcanic rock that evoke distant places.
Listen to the stories about art and ancient trades that take inspiration from street signs known locally as Nizioleti, which in the Venetian dialect means “little sheets”: white rectangles painted on the walls of houses and palaces with the names of the city’s streets, courtyards and canals. Experience the real Venice in the company of people who share your desire to dwell a little on the particulars of place, savour the atmosphere in an unhurried fashion, with the knowledgeable input of guides who have a story for every spot you visit. That’s the only way you’ll be able to say: “I slow Venice!”.
Lunch in a typical Venetian bàcaro

Afternoon: ‘Artisan for one hour’ Laboratory to discover the secrets of a Venetian art

An opportunity to discover Screen Printing, a printing technique that enables experimenting with colours and making a work of art reproducible, though still keeping its uniqueness.
The laboratory is given in the historical Serigrafia Fallani of Cannaregio, in an authentic and unique Venice, in which art and tradition merge and take life in the ancient crafts of artisanal workshops.
Immersed in an archive with more than one thousand works of art printed from 1968 to these days, you’ll learn the secrets of screen printing and, with a frame and a squeegee blade in your hand, you’ll feel the experience of printing a one-colour graphic on a support to be chosen among cardboard, t-shirt or canvas bag, which you’ll take home as a souvenir of a creative, unusual and fascinating adventure.

Free evening.


Day 3, 

Free programme

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The Litorale del Cavallino is a unique environment as it is one of the few places where there is an natural landscape in the northern coast of Italy.

The modern tourist facilities are differentiat from other constructions in the area because of the more attention to environmental management, water quality and environmental education.
Since 2006 the Cavallino-Treporti area won the “Blue Flag” price, a prestigious international award that is awarded to seaside resorts of excellence.

Guests staying in the oldest house of the lagoon village of Lio Piccolo, a historic building restored with care and attention to building traditional.

The house of “Ca ‘Rabiato”, identified in the old maps of the Serenissima as “Ca’ Vecchia” is situated in the heart of the Lagoon, in the quaint and quiet village of Lio Piccolo, an ideal place to live in contact with nature. The house continues to be managed with passion by inheritance with the objective of continuing to be a historical record still beautifully active in the small lagoon village.
A short distance from Venice, the city and its historical / architectural excellence as the lagoon island of Torcello, Burano and Murano are within a short time with public and private boat from Punta Sabbioni and Treporti.

Apartaments in historical building “Da Rabiato” restored with care and paying attention to the traditional buildings, located in the heart of the North Lagoon in the picturesque and quiet village of Lio Piccolo. Kitchen available for use.

DURATION: 3 days / 2 nights

PERIOD: 2016

Price for two persons: euro 690,00

The price includes:

  • 2-night’s stay
  • Use of the bike for one days
  • Ticket valid for 1 day for public transport in the lagoon and in Venice
  • Boat tour in Valle Sacchetta (or by foot. It depends on the weather condition)
  • 3-hours tour with SlowVenice guide to Venice
  • A typical dinner in a traditional osteria and a lunch in a typical Venetian bàcaro
  • Artistic screen printing laboratory in Venice
  • Travel pocketbook “un amico a Venezia”, by SlowVenice, with tips, maps, indications and assistance for your entire stay

The individual price does not include:

  • Day tax
  • round trip from and to your city of origin
  • lunches and dinners not specified in the programme
  • supplements for possible optional activities
  • everything that is not specifically indicated in the section ‘the individual price includes’

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Customise your stay!

You can choose where to stay, the activities you prefer, the topics you are most interested in, the areas on which you want to elaborate, what you want to know and discover for the first time.

You can choose to be accompanied by the stories and professionalism of our guides during your entire stay, just for some days or individual excursions, or you can opt for being guided by our travel book specially made for you!

You’ll be able to give an added value to your holidays and let yourself be transported by the continuous surprises that only the essence of Venice and its lagoon can offer.

Call me write us: we’ll help you get it!