It is an ancient waterway, created by the “Serenissima” during the period of its maximum splendour.
It is a classical navigation route and it offers a varied and surprising scenery: from the fishing cottages to the Grand Canal palaces, from the wide estuaries of the venetian rivers to the green landscape cut from the beds of reeds, from a productive countryside to lazy beaches. Bikes recommended.
Chioggia, Venice and other islands of the Lagoon, Jesolo, Musile di Piave, Cortellazzo, Caorle, Bibione, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Grado, Aquileia, Marano Lagunare or the other way around.
Km 238, 5 locks, 6 swing bridges (34 engine hours)
DURATION: Week (one way cruise)
Chioggia, Venice, Jesolo, Caorle, Bibione, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Grado, Marano, Porto Santa Margherita, Portegrandi, the islands of the Lagoon and Chioggia.
Km 371, 10 locks, 11 swing bridges (53 engine hours)
DURATION: Ideal for 11 days
Chioggia, the islands of the Lagoon, Jesolo, Caorle, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Grado, Aquileia, Marano Lagunare, Precenicco, Bibione, Musile di Piave, San Donà di Piave, Quarto d’Altino, Casale sul Sile, Venice and Chioggia.
Km 428, 10 locks, 11 swing bridges (61 engine hours)
DURATION: Two Weeks
MUST DO THINGS
- Chioggia, “the little Venice”
- Caorle, its old town and the beach
- Jesolo and its nightlife
- Aquileia, UNESCO world heritage
- The “casoni” in the Foci dello Stella natural reserve