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Brenta Riviera Tours

An ancient waterway connecting the Italian cities of Padua and Venice, the channel of the Brenta Riviera dates back to the 16th century and was built to flow directly into the lagoon of Venice. The green space lining the canal inspired many wealthy Venetians to build villas along its waterfront, and some still remain open for exploration today. These country homes often served as second residences for Venice’s noble families — far enough away to enjoy a countryside atmosphere but close enough to return quickly to Venice.  

Not just any second home, many of the Brenta Riviera villas are more like monuments or palaces complete with exquisite works of art and large frescoes. The amount of villas, gardens, and residences lining the canals built up to a point where it was nearly considered an extension of Venice’s Grand Canal. Many of the villas can be visited still today, including the Villa Foscari and the Villa Pisani — which has gardens, an art collection, and a famous maze.

Practical info

The Brenta Riviera is best accessed by boat from either Padua or Venice. There are many famous towns, such as Stra and Mira, to stop in along the way.

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Full-Day Venice to Padua Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise, Venice, null
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Full-Day Venice to Padua Burchiello Brenta Riviera Boat Cruise

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Enjoy a 9-hour romantic cruise among the Venetian Villas of the Brenta Riviera, a trip through art and history by Burchiello boat. The cruise departs from ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.68
Venice Countryside Half-Day Bike Tour, Venice, Day Cruises
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Venice Countryside Half-Day Bike Tour

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Explore the countryside of Venice by bike during a 4-hour tour! Spend your leisure time cycling around the Brenta river region with your guide and small group. ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.97
Riviera del Brenta Bike Tour, Padua, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Riviera del Brenta Bike Tour

A slow guided tour by bike to let you discover the Riviera del Brenta in a wonderful way. Bike renting, lock, map and water is included in the package. ...  Read more

Location: Vigonovo, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.97

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