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Full-Day Venice to Padua Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise
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Full-Day Padua to Venice Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise
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Every year, from March to October, a romantic mini-cruise among the Venetian Villas of the Riviera del Brenta, from Padua to Venice or the other way round, a trip through art and history on the way followed by the ancient Venetian Burchiello in the 1700's. The Burchiello was a typical Venetian barge, finely wrought and decorated, used to transport passengers and equipped with a wide wooden cabin, and three or four balconies. The Burchiello was used by the richest classes of Venice to reach the city from their villas in the countryside. As it used to do in the past, nowadays the Burchiello operates as a scheduled touristic service along the Riviera del Brenta, from Padua to Venice or vice-versa; heir of old traditions, it slowly cruises the Brenta waters while tourist guides on board tell about the history, the culture and the art of the Villas that rise along the Brenta. Today the Burchiello is a modern and comfortable boat, equipped with a cabin and comfortable sofas, air-conditioning, a bar and toilets, and a panoramic deck that offers passengers a full view around. The programs offer navigation from Padua to Venice (Padua, Stra, Dolo, Mira, Oriago, Malcontenta, Fusina, Venice) or from Venice to Padua (Venice, Fusina, Malcontenta, Oriago, Mira, Dolo, Stra, Padua), plus the guided tour inside some Venetian Villas, the famous richly-frescoed summer dwellings of the Venetian noblemen of the 1700’s. The full-day mini-cruise, recommended in order to appreciate the extraordinary beauty of the Riviera del Brenta, includes navigation, a guide on board, the guided tour of Villa Foscari known as La Malcontenta, Villa Widmann in Mira and Villa Pisani in Stra, plus a stop for the optional lunch at the famous restaurant Il Burchiello in Oriago, where the barge moors. This charming mini-cruise passes through nine swivelling bridges and five locks, real “water lifts” that enable tourists to go down or up the difference in water level that is as high as 10 meters from Padua to Venice, and it concludes its trip in Venice in the fantastic marble scenario of St. Mark’s Basin.
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30135 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used this trip as our means out of Venice, to end up and stay overnight in Padova. Meting place in Venice was convenient. We brought luggage aboard which was also convenient. The cruise was delightful. The ship comfortable with a clean bathroom.The river was...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

We took this trip from Padua to Venice. The meeting point was not clearly marked for people arriving 10 minutes before the time. We were taken on a boat different from the one pictured, and only in the middle of the trip we were moved...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

This is perhaps a choice for "people of a certain age" but what an excellent choice it was. We chose not to have lunch in the restaurant owned by the cruise company but took a picnic, because we wanted dinner at a favourite restaurant in...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

We took the cruise along the Brenta Canal between Padua and Venice, and we loved it! Viewing the palaces, touring three, traveling through locks designed by daVinci some 100's of years earlier and having a delicious lunch was all delightful and worth the time and...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

. . . although rain caused the lower-deck to become rather crowded. Our guide was excellent, but it is recommended that you sit close to where she is speaking because lots of passengers are rather rude in how loudly they talk. The stop at Villa...More

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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

With visions of a romantic boat ride on the river seeing lovely country homes, we were very disappointed. The boat travels about 3 miles per hour. We boarded at Oriago for the half day cruise to Padova. We left four hours later near Sahr and...More

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320marie
January 14, 2018|
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Response from peterandanna | Reviewed this property |
Yes it goes from the outskirts of Padua to Venice. Take a look at our review to see that there is a bit of a walk from the road to the boat even if you take a taxi. Not sure if the boat operates in October or ifthe Villa's... More
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convert94
September 23, 2017|
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Response from cgriell | Reviewed this property |
This is the Il Burchiello thread. I have no idea on bus routes
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April 19, 2017|
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Response from John A | Reviewed this property |
The boat trip does not appeal to me. The canal sides are rather built up not always in the most attractive manner. The boat seemed to me to be long winded and expensive. Much better to travel on the bus ( inexpensive) and... More
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