Cruise the Venice Lagoon on a Pénichette®, and you’ll be left with unforgettable memories. From sleepy villages to historic cities, from fashionable beach resorts such as the Lido to fishermen’s settlements and typically Mediterranean family bathing scenes, Venice’s hinterland reveals its hidden treasures. Incredible natural landscapes and picturesque villages will make your boating holidays truly unique.
Separated from the sea by a narrow neck of land, the lagoon immediately reveals itself in all its vastness. Chioggia, the starting point of your river cruise is a marvellous little town linked by bridges to the mainland. It has an amazing fish market and is the southernmost port on the lagoon.
Aboard your Pénichette®, you follow the deep water channels to the traditional fishing village of Pellestrina, then cross the Malamocco shipping channel and head for Venice.
Arriving in Venice will enable you to admire a striking view over the most famous quarter of La Serenissima, with the Basilica and the Palace of the Doges. Heading north you will encounter a myriad of romantic islands: Murano and its virtuoso glassmakers, Burano, the island of lacemakers, or Torcello, whose Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta is one of the finest examples of Byzantine style. Its mosaics are particularly beautiful. After these charming and irresistible islands, you can choose to extend your trip to Treviso, on the lovely Sile river, which meanders through the forest, or the channelled Brenta.
From our departure base of Chioggia, you can rent Penichettes® and Europas We’ve partnered with Rendezvous Fantasia to offer their excellent boats in Venice