Venice and its Lagoon: art and nature 2018-01-25T12:17:17+00:00

Project Description

Venice and its Lagoon: art and nature

Coming up slowly to Venice is immensely fascinating, starting from the lagoon, the environment that has generated it and which also protects it, discovering a landscape that has been redesigned by the human mind through the stories of its inhabitants and the places lived by its illustrious figures. It’s just like opening a casket and understanding the secret of an enchanting place.

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Day 1, 

Arrival at the coast of Cavallino Treporti and accommodation in the chosen residence.

Easy bike tour to discover the coastline, all even ground, along the peninsula among beaches, coastal forests, urban gardens, fishermen’ villages and fish farms.

Afternoon: Excursion to a traditional fish 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.

Dinner with Venetian tradition recipes in a typical restaurant.

Day 2

Morning: Half-day excursion with a SlowVenice guide dedicated to you. Itinerary and departure point to be agreed.

Example of a itinerary: 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!”.

Afternoon: free program

Day 3,

Free programme.

We recommend:

· ‘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.

· Tour to the Doge’s Palace: The Secret Itineraries

· The city museums: Natural History Museum, Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, Museum of the Eighteenth Century in Ca’Rezzonico, Grassi Palace, Gallerie dell’Accademia, Fortuny Palace, and more)

· A walk on the beach of the coast of Cavallino Treporti with excursion to the forest and the dunes of Ca’Savio and Punta Sabbioni

You’ll receive the travel book “Un amico a Venezia” (A friend in Venice) with all the tips and all events held during your stay.


Appartament 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.

Bespoke experiences

Choose where you want to stay, the itinerary you prefer, the topics that interest you, to explore those places that inspire you, to discover their personal histories for the first time.

Choose to be accompanied by our knowledgeable guides for your entire stay, for just a few days, for those individual excursions, or you can opt for being guided by our travel book, especially made for you!

Let yourself be enchanted by the sights, sounds, perfumes and flavours that only the essence of Venice and its lagoon can offer.

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