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Barge holidays in Venice

From Chioggia

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!

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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.

discover the region with our photos

suggested itineraries Tested and approved

Set off from Chioggia and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:

One week
Aller-simple 160km - 5 locks 21h Chioggia > Venice (the lagoon and the islands) > Cavallino ou Portegrandi > Musile > Cortellazzo > Caorle > Bibione > Marano
Aller-retour 193km - 2 locks 27h Chioggia > Venise (the lagoon and the islands) > Trévise > Chioggia
Aller-retour 130km - 10 locks 26h Chioggia > Venise (the lagoon and the islands) > Padova > Chioggia
Two weeks
Aller-retour 240km - 6 locks 32h Chioggia > Venise > Jesolo > Caorle > Chioggia
Aller-retour 345km - 17 locks 42h Chioggia > Adria > Zelo > Governolo > Mantova > Castelmassa > Ferrara > Serravalle > (Boccasette) Chioggia