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Casale  Precenicco

Suggested Cruises from our cruiser bases in Italy near Venice

Venice!Short break or weekend cruises

Venice Lagoon Cruise from Porto Levante to Burano
100km 6 locks
Venice Lagoon Cruise from Casale to Murano
80km 2 locks

One week one-way cruise from Casale or Porto Levante

Cruising the Venice lagoonCasale to Porto Levante or vice versa one-way trip
River Sile and Venice Lagoon
Meander down the Sile river from Casale, stopping at the islands of Murano and Burano for their famous glass-blowing and lace-making. Cross to Venice Lido, perhaps cycle to the golden Lido beach where 'Death in Venice' was filmed. Cruise along the Venice waterfront to St Mark's Square and its famous bell tower. See the Basilica, Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. The go south pas the traditional villages of S Pietro and Pellestrina to Chioggia and its amazing fish market. If time, relax in the Po Delta National Park around the base at Porto Levante.
Distance, locks and cruising time depending on route chosen

One week round trip from Casale

Cruise under bridgesCasale - Venice round trip
River Sile and Venice Lagoon
Cruise to Venice (as above) then return north to Jesolo, one of Italy's largest seaside resorts with 15km of fine beaches. Then return up the Sile river to visit Quarto D'Altino and Treviso before returning to Casale.
80km 2 locks 16hrs round trip cruising time

One week from Porto Levante

Porto-Levante - Northern Lagoon Islands round trip
Venice Lagoon
Porto Levante - Chioggia - Venice - the islands of the lagoon - and back to Porto Levante
120km 3 locks 25hrs round trip cruising time

Po Delta round trip
Porto Levante to Po Delta National Park
90km 2 locks

Two weeks round trip from Casale or Porto Levante

Venice islandsCasale to Porto Levante or vice versa round trip (coloured green on map)
River Sile, River Brenta and Venice Lagoon
As the Casale-Porto Levante one-way trip but with time to cruise past Jesolo to Grado, and to explore the Brenta river to Stra to view the impressive villas of the Doges.
Distance, locks and cruising time depending on route chosen

One week from Precenicco

Precenicco - Caorle - Venezia - Casale (or vice versa)
One Way • 150km • 3 Locks • 25hrs

Precenicco - Jesolo - Marano - Precenicco
Return Trip • 170km • 2 Locks • 25hrs

Please note that hours suggested above are approximate, and very dependent on which of the many possible routes are chosen. Because of the open nature of the Venice lagoon and the number of boats and ships using it we recommend these cruises to people with some boating experience.

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