Italy offers amazing lanscapes and waterways… Discover Venice and Marano by cruising on the laguna , 6000 hectares of Nature, culture and history are there to be enjoyed. Cruise on the Po or Brenta rivers, visit superb villas on the rivers’ banks. During your cruise, you will have the pleasure of making several gastronomic stopovers and of tasting fresh fish and seafood in small and quaint restaurants.
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 origins. 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 , churhces , 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 : to 54 km of Venice (by road); to 27 km of Venice (by channels).
Most Important : Venice, its islands, its lagoon.
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...
From Chioggia :
One week one way cruise
Chioggia - Marano (via Cavallino or Portegrandi - Caposile - Musile - Cortellazzo - Caorle - Bibione - via Venice and the islands of the lagoon) : 140 km - 5 locks (always open) - 5 movable bridges - 17 hours
Chioggia - Venice (the lagoon and the islands) - Trevise - Chioggia : 193 km - 2 locks - 2 movable bridges - 30 hours
Chioggia - Venice (the lagoon and the islands) - Padova - Chioggia : 160 km - 10 locks - 18 movable bridges - 35 hours
Chioggia - Venice - Jesolo - Caorle - Chioggia : 270 km - 10 locks - 10 movable bridges - 47 hours
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 harbor 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 Valley Canal Novo, both of which are found in the Marano lagoon. Its natural ecosystem 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)
Sail through a beautiful basin situated between the Friuli plan and the Adriatic Sea: the Marano lagoon. This is a hospitable land where the local tradtions are still linked to those of the sea-faring culture of Venice. If you navigate along the Veneta Coast, you will follow the "Chioggia-Trieste", an ancient waterway created by the 'Serenissima' when they were at their most powerful. From fishermen's huts to the great palaces of the Canal, from the greeness of the major estuaries occassionally hidden by reeds to the lazy coastline this classic navigation traverse an unpredictable, dreamy landscape.
From Marano :
Marano - Grado - Aquileia - Bibione - Caorle - Precenico - Marano : 190 km - 4 locks (always open) - 2 movable bridges (always open) - 25 hours
One week one way cruise
Marano - Chioggia (via Cavallino ou Portegrandi - Caposile - Musile - Cortellazzo - Caorle - Bibione - via Venice and the islands of the lagoon) : 140 km - 5 locks (normaly always open) - 5 movable bridges - 17 hours
SELF DRIVE BOATS IN THIS REGION RUN BY FPP
New Concorde 890 First
New Concorde 890 Twins
Triton 860 Fly
Discounts with France Passion Plaisance
These special offers are valid for all bookings confirmed by 31/05/2013.
Spring lastminute : canal cruises up to 65% discount on many boats.
If you want more informations do you no hesitate to contact us.
3% discount for all cruise booked more 120 days before the departure.
10% discount when 2 people on board on the boats: Renaud 8000 ( exvept in Cahors and Penne d'Agenais ), P935 , Eau Claire 930, Eau Claire 930 Fly (except in Spain), Espade 850 fly, Viking 800, Viking 1000, Espade 930 (only at Damazan ), Triton 860 (except at Cahors , Chiogga and Marano ) and Triton 860 Fly.
for a cruise of one-week minimum between 20/04/13 and 27/09/13,
5% off if one child on board is under 16
10% if 2 or more children are under 16
*documentation requested (ID copy)
Extended cruise discount
5% off for a cruise between 14 and 20 days
10% off for a cruise between 21 and 27 days
15% off for a cruise from 28 days and more
Except in Ardennes: 5% for 2 weeks, 7% for 3 weeks and 10% for 3 weeks and more
Italy: 10% off for 2 weeks and more
Germany and Spain: 5% for 2 weeks, 10% for 3 weeks and more
Valid only from the mentioned dates :
5% discount if at least one person on board is over 50
6% discount if at least one person on board is over 60
7% discount if at least one person on board is over 70
8% discount if at least one person on board is over 80.
One offer per boat. Can not be back-dated.
A copy of your passport or Identity card will be required.
When booking several boats, from the sames bases and on the same dates
3% for 2 boats cruising together and 5% in Germany
5% for 3 boats cruising together, 8% in Germany
7% for 2 boats cruising together in Spain
Offers can be cumulated up to 15%.