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Learning to navigate your boat from our river base in Chioggia is a unique experience. Not only will you be able to embrace waterway cruising as an alternative and incomparably enchanting form of tourism, but you’ll also be able to take in one of the most famous cities on the planet, since Venice – La Serenissima will be easily and quickly accessible to you. Don’t delay – head to Les Canalous’ base in Chioggia!
Pick your route from Chioggia – the gateway to a bespoke waterway cruise
Chioggia is a fishing village at the southern edge of the Venice lagoon. Get lost in its picturesque streets before heading to our base, where we’ll teach you how to handle your licence-free boat. You’ll then be able to navigate from lock to lock and know how to react when crossing the region’s many moveable bridges. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Sottomarina seaside resort, which will have something for every member of your crew. It’s just a few hundred metres from our waterway base and offers great swimming and fine lagoon beaches. You’ll then be all set to begin your waterway cruise – get planning your route !
From Chioggia to Venice or Treviso – a complete change of scenery
The wealth of waterways this region has to offer, with the Pordellio, Portosecco, Saccagnana and Casson canals, along with the Po and Sile rivers, means you’ll be able to put together an Italian waterway cruise to satisfy your every desire. Here, as elsewhere, you’ll succumb to the charm of waterway tourism, as it takes you closer to the traditions and culture of the regions you travel through. Visiting the local markets will allow you to purchase some of the fish and seafood specialties that have made this region famous, taking them back with you to enjoy aboard. Alternatively, you’ll also have the option of leaving your houseboat to taste these Italian specialties in one of the many restaurants along your route. Visiting the city of Venice is an absolute must, of course, with a Gondola making a nice substitute for your licence-free boat. There are also several other major sites in the region that are just as exciting to visit, starting with the historic city of Treviso, unless you prefer to enjoy the peace and quiet of an excursion in one of the region’s natural reserves.
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Set off from Chioggia and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:
160km - 5 locks
Chioggia > Venice (the lagoon and the islands) > Cavallino ou Portegrandi > Musile > Cortellazzo > Caorle > Bibione > Marano
193km - 2 locks
Chioggia > Venise (the lagoon and the islands) > Trévise > Chioggia
130km - 10 locks
Chioggia > Venise (the lagoon and the islands) > Padova > Chioggia