The Lido, Pellestrina and Chioggia: the lesser-known area of the Venetian Lagoon unexpectedly attractive
This tour will take you to a less popular and very genuine area of the Venetian Lagoon, to spend an unusual and very relaxing Venetian day. We will begin with a stop at the Lido for a drink on the beach side, enjoying the sea breeze and a view of the Adriatic. Then we will ride on the boat to reach the Island of Pellestrina, crossing the port of mouth where the waters of the Lagoon encounter those of the Sea.
We will stop briefly at the small fishermen village of Pellestrina to see the village, and then continue on to Chioggia. There we'll take a walking tour which will include its famous fish market, one of the most important in Italy.
After the tour, we will have an unforgettable lunch at a typical restaurant "chioggiotto" to enjoy the genuine local cuisine. You will then have some time at leisure to walk around and shop, and then we'll ride back to Venice relaxing and enjoying the calm of the Lagoon.
You can be very casual, and even bring your bathing suit!
The tour will start in Venice.
There will be a stop firstly on the Lido island by Malamocco, the oldest area of the island.
Second stop on the very picturesque island of Pellestrina
Then, we reach Chioggia and spend there some time to see the city and all its attraction
On the way back we'll follow a different itinerary to discover a very attractive area of the lagoon and appreciate the peculiar natural environment.
* The tour can be done with different boats: contact me to discuss the different options and the most appropriate boat according to your expectation.
** I suggest considering this excursion in springtime, summer or fall.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at your hotel or the most convenient place in Venice.
End location: Normally Saint Mark's Square in Venice, but we can end the tour where you prefer.
Duration: 8 hours
Private water taxi or small yacht.
- The service of the guide for 8 hours
- The service of a private boat for 8 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euros - Optional admissions to the clock tower.
Lunch in Chioggia would be an opportunity to taste their wonderful cuisine.