: Venice Marco Polo
: Venice Tronchetto
: Padova Est
: Venice Lido
: Da Paride
: Cortina d'Ampezzo
: Hosteria del Baccalà
Car: not necessary
Riviera del Brenta is the coastline of the Naviglio del Brenta (Brenta River) which runs from Padua and through the Veneto countryside, through Stra, Fiesso d'Artico, Dolo, Mira, Oriago and Malcontenta to Fusina (which is part of the comune of Venice), in the North-east of Italy.
From 16th to 18th century many venetian aristocratic family built their beautiful villas here (like Villa Pisani, placed in the little of Stra, Villa Ferretti-Angeli in Dolo, Villa Widmann-Foscari in Mira and Villa Foscari, also called 'La Malcontenta' in Malcontenta), and it is navigable to river boats, whose best example is the famous Burchiello, which used to carry venetian noblemen from Venice to the countryside and is now a tourist attraction.
The visitor will be romantically carried away by a landscape of enchanting poetry, he will soon experience the beauty of the villas and the vegetation mirrored in the River’s waters, the play of the light and its shading, the old swinging bridges and the dams.
Live the unique, unforgettable experience visiting the Venetian Villas through the River, discover Venice and its Lagoon!
The River del Brenta is the main character of the lands between Padua and Venice. The river, with its slow flowing seems to invite you on a boat tour at the discovery of the same beauties that had once enchanted artists like Goldoni and Casanova, Byron, Goethe or D'Annunzio.
Tens of Villas are the backdrop to this landscape. They had been commissioned to the most illustrious Italian art masters by the Venetian Aristocracy, which used them as their summer mansions for grand banquets, boat parades along the River, magnificent parties.
Venetian nobles used to navigate the river on boats known as Burchielli, which were drawn by men, oxen or horses from the river banks, while goods were transported on boats called Burci.
Mindful of the magnificence of that time, the Riviera del Brenta remains a versatile land, offering many attractions.
Venetian villas and enchanting gardens, hotels located in noble mansions, restaurants to appreciate an antique gastronomic tradition, cruises along the River to Venice and Padua, natural itineraries by bike, footwear laboratories, shops and outlets producing and selling the most beautiful shoes worldwide!!