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Private Cruise: Historical Fortifications in the Lagoon of Venice
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Private Cruise: Historical Fortifications in the Lagoon of Venice

Journey off the typical tourist path to discover the fascinating history and fortifications of the Venetian Lagoon. On this private tour, board a motorized Bora cruiser and explore this unique aquatic ecosystem from a local’s perspective. Learn how the lagoon once provided the main defense system of Venice’s maritime republic, and see medieval fortifications including St Andrew’s Fort, Maximilian Tower and the Old Fort of Treporti. Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide while discovering a side of Venice that most visitors miss.
$522.25 per adult
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Justyna M wrote a review Aug 2018
Rzeszow, Poland5 contributions
Not much to see. 10 minutes will do. Maybe if you bike there than it is worth a visit but more because of the surrounding lagoons than the place itself.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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TheFairlieHills wrote a review Aug 2018
Fairlie, United Kingdom11 contributions9 helpful votes
Hire bikes and cycle to Lio Piccolo. amazing views across the Lagoon and a lovely, peaceful experience.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Diane W wrote a review Jun 2018
Yorkshire778 contributions111 helpful votes
Quaint place next to the salt marshes, good for bird watching and popular with cyclists. Nice and quiet.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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DolbyA wrote a review Aug 2017
Worsley, United Kingdom52 contributions46 helpful votes
I've read reviews here about there being little to see at Lio Piccolo. I understand that view, but i think it misses the point. Out there in the lagoon you are surrounded by tranquillity. It is worth visiting at different times of the day as the place changes with light and the tide. The wildlife is spectacular, and at sunset the sounds of the lagoon with crickets, birds etc without the disturbance of the world around has to be experienced. And the sunsets.......! Lio Piccolo itself has some old buildings and a bell tower that chimes on the hour. There is a board that informs of the history, that could be made more of. For me, just to travel and arrive by bike, taking in the sights and sounds is what this place is all about. Don't go there! Keep it quiet.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Padraig47 wrote a review Jun 2017
Galway, Ireland64 contributions32 helpful votes
A company called Blue Dreamjhas a boat which goes from Cavallino to Lio Piccolo. One can then cycle back around the lagoon. It is well worth taking it.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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