NEW BOAT: LICENSE REQUIRED: TIP TOP L
NOT ALL THE HOUSEBOAT ARE SLOWPOKES
improved comfort and performance
A Rendez vous Fantasia’s project of Italian construction:
soon the new model will be available
Tip Top L
WE HAVE FOLLOWED YOUR ADVICE
Many of you, houseboat lovers, have pointed out the need of a more powerful boat, that allows a better maneuverability.
We present you the new Tip Top L: with a more powerful engine and greater speed, it will better support currents and wave motion, for safer and easier navigation even at sea.
It will allow you to fully enjoy your houseboat holiday!
A boat with versatile interiors, paying attention to the privacy of guests;
designed to offer maximum comfort and adapt to the needs of different crews:
recommended for a family, one or two couples.
Finally, its faster navigation with the wide interior and exterior spaces, typical of houseboats, make this boat really unique.
A nautical license is required.
Discover the new boat
GIVE A DREAM…A HOLIDAY…
An anniversary, a birthday, or just a special occasion, and you don’t know what to give?
Trust us. CHOOSE A RENDEZ VOUS FANTASIA’S GIFT CARD!
How does it work?
Choose the value you want to give to the Gift Card, you can pay it comfortably from home by credit card (Visa/Mastercard) or bank transfer. As soon as this is credited to us, we will send you a gift card in an original package, with the possibility to customize your greeting message.
Give a cruise on board of a Rendez vous Fantasia’s Houseboat in Italy!
Then the beneficiary will contact us to decide the period, the duration of the holiday and the model of the boat. If the amount given doesn’t cover the price of the rental, the beneficiary can pay the difference.
Don’t miss the opportunity to let your loved ones discover the waterways of North East of Italy in complete autonomy!
The Gift Cards can be used throughout the 2021 season, from 19th March to 01st November.
Don’t forget, the Gift Card entitles you to a discount of 10% of the list price, for bookings of at least one week or of 5% of the list price, for shorter periods!
THE OLDEST CLOCK IN THE WORLD
The ancient tower of St Andrew’s, who is situated on Corso del Popolo, Chioggia’s main street, houses a mechanical clock dating back to 1386. It is claimed to be the oldest working model of its type in the world, although a similar claim is made of the clock of Salisbury Cathedral. It is reputedly the work of the Dondi family, based on the ‘dogs leg’ styling of the lower of the 4 metal mounts. On the outside of the tower, reduced in height after the War of Chioggia, the mechanism of the clock offers a decorative element thanks to a sunburst pattern surround in Istrian stone showing 12 roman numerals. At the centre of the face there is a flaming sun from which extents a long ray, which in turn indicates the hour. The medieval clock can be seen at the 5th floor of St. Andrew’s tower.
The bell tower of St’Andrew, dating back to the XI-XII century, was built for defence and, over time, it became the main element of the town, housing the clock of the ancient municipal palace. Besides the bell tower there is the homonimous church. The current building is from 1743 and represents the rebuilding of a fifteenth century church, which in turn was built on the remains of an ancient church (c. VIII century) and conserves its original layout. It has a Baroque-style facade and the Baptistery is attributed to Sansovino. The most important work of art is in the sacristy and shows the Crucifixion. The canvas was initially attributed to Palma il Vecchio and then later to Marescalco (Giovanni Buonconsiglio).
(source: Curiosando, www.conchioggiasi.com and wikipedia)
Only ten minutes from our base and you can easily arrive to Sottomarina. A long time ago it was called “Marina Vecia”: an area of vegetable gardens and traditional dwellings, today it is a wonderful seaside locality. The beach of Sottomarina is about 10 km long and in some parts it can also be 300 metres deep. It is appreciated by the entire coastline for the quality of its fine sand, characterised by an abundant presence of augite, quartz, silicon and micaceous elements. These features, together with a regular and constant breeze, make it the ideal place for some therapeutic rest and an excellent tan. Its wide and welcoming shore is, without a doubt, the ideal place for long walks or for children to enjoy, or simply relaxing.
If you want to avoid the bustle and traffic and have a bike or you feel like taking a walk, the Lusenzo Lagoon, where our embarkation base is located, is ideal for you. Cycle paths and pedestrian routes allow you indeed to tour the lagoon, starting from Sottomarina and arriving in Chioggia or vice versa. The area is particularly pleasant: the landscape is fascinating, the benches are surrounded by greenery and the view across the lagoon is beautiful.
You can continue walking on foot or by bike to the Sottomarina dam to see the remains of the ancient “Murazzi” (embankments). They are essential for people to understand which point the sea level once reached.