Paddle around the Northern lagoon islands, appreciate the natural beauty of “Venice’s vegetable gardens” Sant’Erasmo and Vignole, and discover the Sant’Andrea fort built to protect the city from its enemies.
There is no better way to discover the hidden side of Venice - its islands, its water banks, its marshlands - than paddling through the lagoon in direct contact with the waters where the city was built on, without any negative environmental impact.
A kayak is the most genuine way to experience the calm waters surrounding the city: you will be able to navigate around the islands of Sant’Erasmo and Vignole, known as the vegetable gardens of Venice as they used to provide the Republic with fruits and vegetables. While watching the immense variety of the lagoon fauna you will get to the Lazzaretto Nuovo, where the “quarantine” was invented in the Middle Age to prevent Venice from diseases, and then to the Sant’Andrea Fort built in the 16th century to defend the lagoon from invaders and now reachable only by small boats or kayaks. Finally, a stop at the Certosa island will assure you a unique perspective on Venice and its unparalleled skyline.
This discovery tour by kayak is easy to handle and not too tiring. The actual paddling time will be around 2,5 hours and before starting the guided kayak excursion, you will be informed about: kayak paddling techniques, security measures and how to go on a kayak in the lagoon.
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