Boating Holidays in Italy
Your choice of bases
Porto Levante PoDelta
What better way to see Venice than from the water, guiding your own craft through the Venetian lagoon? Bellissimo!
The attraction for many to northeast Italy is undoubtedly Venice with its fabulous piazzas and grand architecture. Cruising either from Porto Levante or Casier, this stunning city is within easy reach, giving you plenty of time to soak up the history and splendour around you. Cruising north out of Venice takes you to the famous Lido di Jésolo, a string of well-developed beach resorts along 15 kilometres of golden sands, where you can dip your toe in the Mediterranean in Italian style.
In the south of the region, the Po delta around Porto Levante is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Yet there is so much to enjoy in this beautiful area; ancient castles, monasteries and towers line the rivers, which flow sedately towards the sea. The ever-changing wetland shores are home to many indigenous and migratory species of birds and sealife (look out for basking turtles on the sandbanks), whilst the wooded coastline shares many interesting paths and cycle trails with the native red deer.
Quite simply, there is a magic about Italy. Cruising the beautiful waterways, you'll be a part of it; see, hear, taste and feel it for yourself.
Regional food and drink
You will always eat well in Italy, but the Veneto region has a few regional specialities that you can try during your time here. White asparagus and radicchio are both grown in the area, so feature heavily in many dishes. A regional variety of chicken, the Gallina Padovana, is also used in numerous tasty recipes. Prosecco, Valpolicella and Grappa are all produced here too, so you'll have no shortage of worthy drinks with which to toast the setting sun at the end of another perfect day.