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Italy

Here are some cruising suggestions ... 

One week 
- MaranoAquileiaGradoBibioneCaorlePrecenicoMarano  
190 km - 4 locks - 2 movable bridges - 25 hours 
- Marano - Chioggia   - One way  
140 km - 5 locks - 5 movable bridges - 17 hours 
- ChioggiaVenise (the lagoon and the islands) -  TréviseChioggia  
193 km, 2 locks, 3 movable bridges, 27 hours
- ChioggiaVenise (the lagoon and the islands) -  PadovaChioggia  
160 km, 10 locks, 18 movable bridges, 26 hours 
- ChioggiaMarano - One way
140 km, 5 locks, 5 movable bridges, 17 hours

Two weeks
- Chioggia - VeniseJesoloCaorleChioggia  
270 km, 10 locks, 10 movable bridges, 47 hours
- Chioggia - Delta del Po -  Jesolo - Porto GaribaldiFerrara , Chioggia  
240 km, 11 locks, 2 movable bridges, 35 hours

  • Marano  

Marano  (a small town in the center of the  Grado  and  Marano  lagoon) is another splendid community, the twin of  Chioggia  in terms of their  flourishing fishing industry . The base is located only  300m  from the historic  centre  on an island  harbour  which is joined to the mainland by 2 bridges, one for vehicles and one for pedestrians.
Marano and its ancient citadel are hidden in unspoilt countryside and surrounded by forests in the north of the lagoon. This town has always been a fishing community and its has managed to keep the local traditions, which are closely related to the sea-faring culture of Venice, alive.
Take your time to stroll through  the natural reserve of Stella River  and that of  Valle Canal Novo , both of which are found in the Marano lagoon. Its natural ecosystme is unique in Europe which makes it a veritable oasis of flora and fauna. 

To see : Torre patriarchal of XVème Century, the Loggia building of XVème and Palazzo dei Provveditori (palate of XVème), the Church of Beata Vergine della Salute, the Civic center with its permanent archaeological exposure.
To taste : tagliatelli with tuna, cialzons (speciality of raviolis), the gubana and the pinze (softnesses), the Friuli wines.
To know : to 90 km of Venice (by road) to 60 km of Venice (by channels).
Most Important : Lagoon of Grado and Marano, Aquileia (not Venice and its islands) 

  • Chioggia 

Chioggia  (a little fisherman village in the south of the Venice lagoon) has traditionally been the first base in Italy. Its central location in relation to the Padano/Veneto waterway makes this picturesque "water" city an ideal harbour and departure point for the best routes all year long. The base is located in a strategic and panoramic point at equal distance between Chioggia (downtown, 300m) and Sottomarina (sea-side resort, 500m).
Chioggia,  a fishing capital  and the European centre for horticultural production, has the appearance of a charming sailor town while being the second largest city after Venice in the lagoon. It is a delight to discover the fresh fish market in this city of Roman origin. Its architectural treasures invite you to take an exciting tour through the town: the cathedral, its domes and bells, the Refugium Peccatorum with the scared image of Madoona, churches, Palace Poli, bridges, the 'pescheria' (fish shop - visit obligatory), the small Vigo place and its column of 1786 etc. This stunning city is quiet and yet at the same time full of life and is set in a beautiful natural setting. 

To see :the town of Chioggia; the town of Padou; the town of Trévise; villas of Palladio, the fresco of Giotto.
To taste : Broetto (fish soup), risotto with pescatora, papini, sugoli, bossolà (bread of Chioggia), the wine Bardolino, the sparkling wines of Conegliano.
To know : 54 km from Venice (by road); 27 km from Venice (by channels).
Most Important : Venice, its islands, its lagoon. 

Navigation 
You can sail through the Venice lagoon, one of the most beautiful and celebrated sites of Europe. During your trip you can come across fishermen's houses and see the Venetian countryside, perhaps you'll even meet a colony of migratory birds... 
On each island there is a different treasure to uncover, the glass craftsmen of Murano, the laces of Burano, the archaeological treasures of Torcello, etc. While sailing down the Brenta, the river canal, you can admire all the villas which are reflected in the water. A relaxing cruise in a dreamlike landscape ... 

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