Contarini del Bovolo Staircase

Just 5 minutes from St. Mark’s Square you can admire a masterpiece of Venice less known by the most part of the people who visit the city: Contarini del Bovolo Staircase.

Located in the heart of the city, the staircase belongs to the adjacent Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo and it is considered a unique architectural treasure made by brick and stone, that combines the essence of Renaissance, Gothic and Byzantine styles. It’s actually hard to reach the staircase and the adjoining palace if you don’t know the right address (there are no indications at least not until you reach the adjacent narrow street), so we suggest to take a map with you or a gps.

The staircase, with an high of 28 meters and a diameter of 4,70 meters, was commissioned by Pietro Contarini, senator of the Serenissima Republic of Venice at the end of the 15th century to connect the two wings of the Contarini Palace, which his family had bought a few years earlier, but also to decorate the facade of the palace and enhance the prestige and the popularity of Contarini family. His aim was quickly achieved: the spiral staircase called by Venetians “bovolo” (“bovolo” in Venetian dialect means snail shell) reached a great appeal and its nickname was attached to the family, called since that moment Contarini del Bovolo.

The Contarini Palace, built between the 14th and the 15th century for the Contarini family, worth well a visit for its elegance and style. At the end of Contarini dynasty it became an hotel in 1803 and in 1952 it was chosen by Orson Welles as one of the main locations for his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. Today the palace belongs to IRE, the Institution for recovery and education, and has been restored as its spiral staircase.

How to get there

Contarini del Bovolo Palace and its staircase are located in San Marco district (about 350 meters far from St. Mark’s Square) near Campo Manin, overlooking the San Luca Canal. The address is Corte Contarina, del Bovolo, 4303.

Plan your visit

You visit the Contarini Palace and the adjacent staircase every day from 10:00 to 18:00. The price is 7€ for adults, 6€ for younger than 26 years old and over 65 years, children until 12 years old are free. Please note that people with cardiovascular conditions and mobility impairments are highly discouraged from visiting the staircase and the palace, because they are not equipped with elevator (the staircase has more than 80 steps!).

Our tipp

Even the climb to the top of the staircase is quite challenging (there are more than 80 steps), your effort will certainly worth it! From the belvedere Venice appears more beautiful than ever: An all-round view on the rooftops, bell-towers and palaces, right from the heart of the city will allow you to admire Venice from a stunning perspective, you cannot miss!

 

Sant’Erasmo, an island where time seems to have stopped

An island, not far from the campsite, that worth for sure a visit is Sant’Erasmo, especially if you love cycling and discover less-known places far from tourist attractions. Here our suggestions to plan your visit and discover this island, where time seems to have stopped.

How to go

You can easily get to Sant’Erasmo by a 20-30 mins boat ride from Treporti. Take line 13 ACTV (available all year long) and take your bicycle on board! You will need it during your trip…

Good to know

  • After Venice, Sant’Erasmo is the biggest island of the Venetian lagoon, long more than 4 km and narrow between 500 meters and 1 kilometer. Here the view on the lagoon is amazing: you can admire from one side the islands of Burano and Lazzaretto Vecchio from other one the islands of Vignole and Murano, but also the coastline of Cavallino-Treporti and Lido di Venezia
  • Today really few people live there (around 800), mainly devoted to agriculture. The island is in fact traditionally known as the “vegetable garden of Venice”, built by the Serenissima to cultivate fresh fruits and vegetables. Nowaday Sant’Erasmo is famous for the cultivation of artichokes (remember the “castraure” and the “carciofo violetto”), thistles and asparagus, but also for the wine production, that once took a large part of its activity
  • Sant’Erasmo is one of the few islands of the Venetian lagoon where it is allowed to drive cars, even if only residents can do it. In fact the island is not connected to the mainland by a ferry boat service and vehicles are brought to Sant’Erasmo with large boats called “Topo” and stay there as long as they are usable
  • Because it’s sparsely populated, in Sant’Erasmo you can find only a minimarket, a bar-pizzeria, a restaurant, a guesthouse, a church and an elementary school: here dominate vegetable gardens and vineyards, the real beauty of this island.

What to see

  • Take line 13 ACTV from Treporti and get off the waterbus at “Capannone” stop
  • Take Str. Vicinale dei Forti for about 1 km. This road will take you to the beach of the “bacan” where the Venetians, by boat, traditionally go for a swim

  • On the way you will see on the right the island of Vignole. Further on you will find the Massimiliana Tower, an Austrian military fortification, which has remained the only example still existing in Italy. Restored and open to the public in 2004, the tower currently hosts art exhibitions and cultural events

Torre Massimiliana Sant’Erasmo

  • From the Massimiliana Tower follow Via dei Forti for about 3,5 km along the wildest part of the island. On your right, a wonderful view on the coastline of Cavallino-Treporti from Punta Sabbioni to Treporti will accompany you
  • At the end of Via dei Forti, take Via de le Motte for around 500 meters until “Punta Vela” vaporetto stop: in front of you, you will see the small and peaceful island of San Francesco, home of a Franciscan monastery
  • From Punta Vela, ride your bicycle along Via de le Motte for about 1,5 km towards the Church of Cristo Re, erected in 1929 and take a look at the church
  • Close to the Church of Cristo Re there is the waterbus stop “Chiesa”. From there you can take the line 13 ACTV to come back to Treporti, otherwise you can ride back to the stop “Capannone” (about 2 km) and take the waterbus from there.

Festivals in Sant’Erasmo

During the festivals, Sant’Erasmo becomes a lively village that attracts many visitors.

  • The festival of violet artichoke (Festa del carciofo violetto), on the second Sunday of May. On this occasion at the Torre Massimiliana you can taste and buy local products as artichoke-based dishes
  • The Feast of Christ Re (Festa di Cristo Re), patron saint, on the first Sunday of June, at the village square
  • The must festival (Festa del mosto), the first or second Sunday in October. Here the protagonist is the “torbolino”, a little sparkling and sweet wine, made from white grapes and not totally fermented.

Now that you know more about Sant’Erasmo, are not you curious to visit it?

Best events in September

September is one of the best periods of the year to discover our beautiful surroundings and spend an holiday at Ca’Savio enjoying the quietness of the camping life typical of this month.

Sunny and warm days await you to explore the lagoon just behind the campsite (a bike tour is a must to admire the amazing colours of nature at the sunset), to visit Venice and the islands of the lagoon by boat or join beautiful events not to be missed.

Here are our tipps:

Historical regatta

One of the most fascinating events of the year will take place in Venice on September 1. The Historical Regatta will enchant thousands of spectators who will seek the best place along the Grand Canal to admire the 16th century-style boats parade and the races of Venetian traditional rowing boats.

regata storica venezia fiati

76th Venice International Film Festival

Until September 7 the Lido of Venice will host the 76th Venice International Film Festival, one of the most important film festivals in Italy. If you are a movie lover don’t miss the retrospectives and tributes to major figures of the history of cinema!

festival cinema venezia - leone d'oro

Caribe Bay

Caribe Bay, the best water theme park in Italy will be open until September 15. Don’t miss the chance to spend one day there by saving with the discount tickets available at our Customer Care office! 80,000 square meters of entertainment, adrenalin, sports and relaxation will wait for you in Jesolo!

caribe bay jesolo

Jujube Festival

On September 15 the jujube, one of the typical fruits of Cavallino-Treporti, will be celebrated in Lio Piccolo from 09:00 through food stands, music and entertainment.

Jesolo Air Show

From 15:30 amazing acrobatic patrols will color the sky of Jesolo. A unique show not to be missed from the beach in front of Brescia Square!

Frecce Tricolori Jesolo

Slow Venice guided tour

Get the chance to join a guided tour in Venice to discover the hidden corners of the city far from the tourist masses. The tour “I Slow Venice” will be available until September 19!

 

Experience a gondola ride

Are you getting to Ca’ Savio and finally have the chance to visit Venice for a gondola ride? For sure an unforgettable experience is waiting for you, but before you get on board, keep on reading and decide if a gondola ride is for you!

1. What is a gondola?

A Gondola is one of several types of local rowing boats, for sure the most famous and an icon image of Venice. Gondola has a flat bottom, it is handcrafted using 280 pieces of 8 different types of wood as oak, fir, cherry, larch, walnut, linden, mahogany, elm and unlike most Venetian boats, it is asymmetric. The measures of a gondola are: 11 m long, 1,45 m wide, less than 1m deep, for a total weight of 600 kg. Once ago gondolas were regularly used by Venetians, but today they have been replaced by private motor boats or public transports called “vaporetti” (water buses) and used only by gondoliers offering gondola tours in the canals of Venice.

2. How does a gondola ride work?

Gondola holds 6 people. So if you are travelling solo, you can share it with other travelers without an additional fee. You can experience a gondola ride during the day or the night (you will pay more for a nightly tour), but please note that gondola is not equipped with awnings, so on a hot summer day you will be under the full sun. The ride starts: the gondolier will help you boarding his gondola and invite you to sit down on a double-armchair. Then the gondolier will start rowing and take you on a ride on the canals around your point of departure (if you want to go to a particular place, discuss it with the gondolier before the ride, because there may be an extra fee). The gondolier can give you some sightseeing narration during the ride, but don’t expect it as he will sing as in the movies. The tour lasts 30 minutes and then you are taken back to your point of departure.

gondola

3. How much does a gondola ride cost?

Standard gondola rides in Venice have a fixed cost, so don’t try to negotiate it! The price is 80€ for a 30-minutes tour during the day (from 09:00 to 19:00). At night (from 19:00 to 03:00) the cost is 100€. If you desire to stay longer ask for the price before the start of the tour.

4. Where to go on a gondola ride?

You can ride close to the most famous landmarks of the city as the Grand Canal, St. Mark Square and Rialto Bridge or on the quiet back canals as most people recommend. There, far from the main tourist areas, you can discover the authentic Venice and admire the city from a different point of view!

gondole

5. Where to find a gondola station?

Here a list of gondola stations (called “stazio”) located all around Venice:

  • Hotel Danieli Stazio, Riva degli Schiavoni (on the right side of St. Mark Square, close to vaporetto stop “San Zaccaria – Danieli”)
  • Stazio Molo, Riva degli Schiavoni (in front of St. Mark Square)
  • Stazio Dogana, Riva degli Schiavoni (on the left side of St. Mark Square, close to vaporetto stop “San Marco – Vallaresso”)
  • Stazio Trinità, Calle Larga 22 Marzo, 2091/b (on the left side of St. Mark Square)
  • Stazio Bacino Orseolo, San Marco 1162 (behind St. Mark Square)
  • Stazio Accademia, San Polo, 2259 (in front of Accademia Galleries)
  • Stazio Ferrovia, Piazzale Roma (close to Santa Lucia railway station). Here you can also find a unique wheelchair friendly dock suitable for disabled people, who can easily access the gondola with their wheelchair. Further information on http://www.gondolas4all.com/

August has arrived: check out the events!

August is finally arrived bringing many interesting events not to be missed. Read on our blog and discover them!

Street market on Via di Ca’Savio

On Thursdays and Sundays don’t miss the evening market from 17:30 on via di Ca’Savio just outside the campsite.

August 11 – Celebration of Saint Philomena

Food, wine stands and music from 19:00 on SS. Trinità Square in Treporti. Come and join with us the celebration of Saint Philomena.

August 15 – “Blue Dream” Summer Party

From 18:00 directly on the beach close to the campsite music and entertainment to celebrate the Ferragosto, one of the most beloved holidays in Italy!

August 24 – Beach on Fire

Don’t miss the Guinness World Record fireworks Beach On Fire: 13 kilometers of fireworks from Punta Sabbioni to the lighthouse of Cavallino starting from 22:00. Get a place on the beach in front of the campsite to admire this breathtaking show!

August 25 – Tempeston Regatta

From 18:00 mixed rowing boats regattas will take place on Pordelio Canal!

regata del tempeston

Exposition at Vettor Pisani Battery

From Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:30 to 18:00 get the chance to visit Vettor Pisani Battery and its exposition “Schegge” (fragments) dedicated to the 1st World War. Open from May to September.

 

Torcello: the cradle of Venice

Founded in the 5th century by the inhabitants of the Roman city of Altino, who settle there fleeing from the troops of Attila the Hun, Torcello is even older than Venice and was a very important island in ancient times, once having a population of around 20000 people. The island turned into largely swampland in the 12th century, then malaria came and the much of the population either died or left to other islands. Buildings were plundered for building material and even if today little remains of its once splendid palaces, churches, and monasteries and only 20 residents live here , Torcello worth a visit for a little escape from the crowed Venice and to enjoy its wonderful quiet.

torcello

Torcello is easily accessible from Burano in 5 minutes with the ACTV waterbus (line 9). When you arrive at the dock, follow the long avenue along the canal. Here you can find all the information to get to the lagoon islands from Camping Ca’ Savio.

First you will find the recently renovated Ponte del Diavolo (“Devil’s Bridge”) dating back to the 15th century. There are several legends related to this bridge without any rail. One states that it takes its name from having been built by the devil in a single night. Another, that the devil waits here to claim the souls of seven innocent children; payment for reuniting two young lovers (a Venetian girl and an Austrian soldier, murdered by the girl’s family to keep them apart).

Torcello_Ponte_del_Diavolo

Continue down the canal-side path, past several restaurants and vendors stalls until you reach the the square of the town and the main attractions of the island: the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Church of Santa Fosca and the Museo of Torcello.

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta was built in 639 and has a tall 11th-century bell tower that dominates the skyline. It contains beautiful Byzantine mosaics from the 11th and 12th century, you cannot compare for the size to the mosaics in St. Mark’s Basilica, but you can admire them surrounded by the quiet of Torcello. In the churchyard you can see the ruins of the original 7th century baptistery, instead the courtyard area outside the cathedral hosts a big throne made of stone called “Il Trono di Attila”, or Attila’s Throne, erroneously attributed to the famous leader of the Huns, but probably belonged to the Bishop of Torcello.

Attila's throne Torcello

Next to the basilica is the 11th century Church of Santa Fosca surrounded by a 5-sided portico in the form of a Greek cross. The church was built to hold the remains of St. Fosca of Ravenna, martyred in the 3rd century, whose body lies beneath the altar.

torcello santa fosca

On the left side of the square is located the Palazzo del Consiglio, built in Gothic style as the seat of government of the island. Today it hosts the Museum of Torcello, which contains works of art and archaeological finds from the surrounding region coming from the Late Latin, Byzantine and Medieval ages.

Torcello is not one of the most famous and visited island of the Ventian lagoon, but it is a place to consider if you are looking for a cultural trip, far from the tourist paths.

July is a month full of events!

Are you coming soon to spend your holiday at Cavallino-Treporti? Take note of the many interesting events will take place during the month of July!

Tai Chi at the Amalfi Battery

Every Thursdays of July don’t miss the Tai Chi activities at Amalfi Battery organized by the “Tai Chi Research Center”. Meeting point at the garden in front of the Battery at 6.30 pm. The entrance is free!

tai chi cavallino

Exposition at Radaelli Battery

Every day from 10:00 to 18:00 you can visit the exposition “The Great War: Venice’s defense systems along the Piave river” where you can discover the several defense methods adopted during the First World War in the lagoon of Venice.

batteria Radaelli

Visit the “Forti” by train

Every Wednesday morning you can visit Radaelli Battery, Amalfi Battery and Pisani Battery by train for a fee of 3 euros (children 0-3 years free of charge). Departures at 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 13:10 from Radaelli Battery. The train will stop 15 minutes at Amalfi Battery for a quick visit of its park and then will leave to Pisani Battery with the possibility of a visit (price of the visit not included).

Via dei Forti in trenino

Centro Turistico Ambientale

Enjoy a visit at the Tourist Environmental Centre located just outside the campsite! On Tuesdays and Fridays you can discover the morphology, flora and fauna of our wonderful coastline.

Markets and Flee markets

From Tuesday to Sunday get the chance for shopping at the several local markets located along our coastline, where you can buy local products, fresh fish and fruit, clothes, souvenirs and much more! Here all the appointments:

TREPORTI MARKET: Thursday 8.00-15.00

CAVALLINO MARKET: Tuesday 7.30-15.00 and Friday 18.00-23.00

FARMER MARKET (Ca’Savio): Wednesday 8.00-13.00

CA’ SAVIO MARKET: Friday 8.00-15.00, Thursday and Sunday 5.30pm-11.00pm

CA’ DI VALLE MARKET: Wednesday 17.30-23.00

More info about shopping near Camping ca’Savio here.

Cavallino Contrada Festival

On Saturday July 13 and Sunday July 14 from 19:00 don’t miss food stands, music and entertainment directly on the porch of S.M. della Pace Church in Cavallino!

“Dea Sucheta” Festival

On Saturday July 20 and Sunday July 21 from 18:00 enjoy the festival located in the charming village of Saccagnana. Food and wine stands, music and fun will entertain you!

Feast of the Redeemer

On Saturday July 20 get the chance to admire in Venice the Thanksgiving Bridge, connecting the Zattere to the Church of the Redentore on the island of Giudecca and at 23:30 enjoy the beautiful fireworks celebrating the Redeemer Feast.

Redentore Venezia

Redentore a Venezia

Carnival Parade

From 21:00 let’s celebrate Carnival all together and enjoy the summer masked floats parade in via Francesco Baracca in Cavallino!

 

Murano: the island of art-glass

Murano is one of the best-known islands in the lagoon of Venice, famous all over the world for its beautiful glassware and for the fine art of glassmaking. This tiny island of 5000 people, many of whom are direct descendants of famous glassmaking families, is rich in culture and tradition and it is definitely a location to consider for lovers of art, fine craftsmanship or simply to enjoy breathtaking views on the Venetian lagoon. So do not miss to visit Murano during your stay at Ca’Savio: this island offers a lot to see!

Glass Museum – Fondamenta Giustinian 8

If you are interested in the art of glass making, the Glass Museum is for you.

Located in a palace of 17th century, it displays varieties of glass from as far back as Egyptian times and collections donated by local artisans in the second half of the 19th century, when production in the area reached its peak.

Glass Museum Murano

Glass Museum Murano

Basilica of St. Mary and St. Donato – Campo San Donato 11

Dating from the 7th century, the Basilica of St. Mary and St. Donato is the Duomo for Murano Island. While many churches contain the bones of saints, this basilica contains more than just the relice of St. Donato. Suspended behind the altar are four rib bones, measuring more than 1 meter long, that according to legend, came from a dragon that St. Donato slew in Greece. The Duomo, made of brick and marble, features also a highly detailed mosaic flooring, paintings inspired by Byzantine art and a tall bell tower.

Murano - Duomo

Murano – Duomo

Palazzo da Mula – Fondamenta da Mula

This palace, a luxurious summer residence of the Venetian patricians, is one of the last remaining examples of Venetian Gothic architecture. It is a wonderful building dating back to the Renaissance. As opposed to many palaces in Venice, Palazzo da Mula, boasts a courtyard and a garden, very rare in this city built on the sea.

Murano Palazzo da Mula

Murano – Palazzo da Mula

St. Peter the Martyr Church – Campo Santo Stefano

Located in Campo Santo Stefano, the largest square of Murano, St. Peter the Martyr Church was built in 1506 and features some peculiar aspects of Renaissance art and hosts beautiful paintings by Tintoretto and Bellini.

Murano – san Pietro Martire

The lighthouse

Murano’s white lighthouse, dating to 1934, is a distinctive island landmark. It’s not open to the public, but it worth to be seen even only from outside.

Murano faro

Murano – lighthouse

Grand Canal

Just like Venice, also Murano has its Grand Canal that splits the town in two parts. Here the Grand Canal is smaller than in Venice and it is crossed by Ponte Vivarini – called by the residents “Ponte Lungo” (“Long Bridge”).

Murano Canal Grande

Murano Canal Grande

Glassmaking factories and glass souvenirs

Visiting the glassmaking factories is probably the most popular activity for tourists in Murano. When deciding to see glass-making demonstrations, please note that the top art glass workshops do not offer glass-making demonstrations to tourists as they consider it a distraction from their main business. By the way, you can find some factories that offer demonstrations allowing you to experience glassmaking for yourself. Please remember that glassmaking involves the use of furnaces, so if you are planning a visit in June or July (most of them are closed in August) – we suggest you to dress lightly. Wish to buy an original souvenir from Murano? Look for the “Vetro Murano Artistico” trademark decal on the shop windows that sell glass items: you will buy the authentic Murano glass and not a cheap Chinese counterfeit!

glassmaking Murano

Murano Glassmaking factory

Are you planning to visit Murano, but you do not know how to reach it from Ca’Savio? It is easy! You need only to reach by bike, by car or by bus the pier of Punta Sabbioni or Treporti (around 4 km). From both piers you can take a waterbus (line 12 ACTV) to Murano. The ticket costs 7,50€ (per person/one way). Children under 6 years old are free of charge.

Burano: the colourful island of the Venetian lagoon

Apart Venice, whose beauty is undisputed, there are many other islands in the Venetian lagoon that worth a visit. Very close to Ca’Savio you can find the charming island of Burano, famous for its brightly coloured houses that reflect on the water of the canals and for the handmade lace. Burano is a welcoming island, strongly linked to traditions, where children still play free on the narrow streets called “calli”. You will definitely fall in love with it!

Today Burano is a fishing village of about 2,000 full-time residents, whose main industry is tourism, with day trippers from Venice coming to buy lace and admire the colourful and picturesque houses and bridges. The tradition of painting houses is related to the island’s heritage as a fishing village: the bright colours made it easier to fishermen to find their homes in the thick fog of the lagoon. Moreover Burano residents favor the bright paint for marking where one property ends and another begins.

Top things to see on Burano

Burano is wonderful on any occasion: for a romantic walk at the sunset, for a family lunch or for a one-day trip to discover its wonders. Here our tips for an unforgettable visit:

  • Via Galuppi, the island’s main street where are pastry and souvenir shops, stores, bars, and restaurants. This street is normally crowed by many tourists, but if you walk from here you will see fewer tourists and can enjoy the peacefulness of the canals
  • Piazza Galuppi, the only square on the island, famous for hosting the Museum and School of Lace where you can discover the magical art of lace. If you want to buy handmade lace, be prepared to pay! Today the most of the laces are made by machine, but if you are looking for handmade lace, don’t expect to buy cheap items…
  • Casa di Bepi (“Bepi’s House”). In the past, the colour of each house in Burano was chosen by the municipality, but today every family is free to colour it as it pleases. In the 1960s Mr. Bepi, known as Bepi delle caramelle (Bepi of sweets”), because he sold the sweets in the main square of the island, decided to decorate the façade of his house with geometric patterns, using the typical colours of Burano. During the years Mr. Bepi repainted many times his house changing constantly its look and today it is the most famous house in Burano. Bepi’s house is located in Corte del Pistor, 275 just behind Piazza Galuppi
  • The leaning tower of San Martino Church (XV century), today the former bell tower of the church, is a great spot for pictures with a wonderful view of the island and the lagoon
  • San Martino Vescovo Church is very special, because it has not a main entrance, but only a side entrance. The exterior of the church, still unfinished, has the shape of a hut, while the inside is a Latin cross with three naves in Baroque-Lombard style
  • Fondamenta Cao di Rio is one of the most picturesque canals on the island. Here the coloured houses reflect on the water with alternated or mixed colours: the effect is spectacular. The Fondamenta Cao di Rio ends with a small terrace with a wonderful view of Torcello
  • Fondamenta Terranova is famous for its small squares always decorated with hanging clothes and with ancient wells in the center. Here, from the side of the lagoon, you can admire the moored fishing boats with their nets and fish traps, but also meet the fishermen!
  • The Love Viewing Bridge is so named because it is placed in one of the most beautiful spots on the island. Many tourists stop here to take a picture embraced with a panorama full of houses and colourful reflections. You can find it in Strada di Corte Comare, 270.

How to get to Burano

You can easily get to Burano from Ca’Savio by bike, by car or by bus the pier of Punta Sabbioni or Treporti (around 4 km). From both piers you can take a waterbus (line 12 ACTV) to Burano. The ticket costs 7,50€ (per person/one way). Children under 6 years old are free of charge.

May 2019 – A month full of events

The 2019 season will start soon and many interesting events are planned for the month of May.

On May 1 don’t miss the Festa dea Sparesea (Asparagus Feast) in the city center of Cavallino. The feast celebrates the asparagus, one of the typical products of our coast, and will start already on April 30 from 17:00 with the “spritz corner” and food stands opening. Local food, shows, exhibitions and good music will cheer this feast beloved by young and old.

asparagi-cavallino

From May 11 to November 24 you can visit in Venice the 58th International Art Exhibition titled “May You Live In Interesting Times” and curated by Ralph Rugoff. Take the chance to visit this great exhibition at the Giardini or the Arsenale from 10:00 to 18:00.

may you live in interesting times
In this period Venice will also host an important exhibition dedicated to Canaletto, one of the most important painters of the Venetian 18th century, available at the Doge’s Palace until June 9. If you love art and Venice you will certainly miss it!

On May 26 Aqualandia, the best water theme park in Italy, will open its gates for another amazing season in Lido di Jesolo, only 15 minutes far from the campsite. This year the park has changed its name in “Caribe Bay” and waits for you all with 80,000 square meters of entertainment, adrenalin, sports and relaxation. Here you can try the tallest bungee-jumping tower in Europe, enjoy professional shows and entertainment activities or simply relax on the white sandy beaches of the park…

Caribe bay - Aqualandia

For history lovers a must is a visit to the Vettor Pisani Battery, located a few steps far from the campsite (here the bicycle tour). The battery has re-opened on April 5 and this year will offer its visitors a new exhibition dedicated to the Great War with precious relics and objects and a new section dedicated to children. Come and visit it!

These are just a few suggestions for the month of May. We wait for you at our Customer Care office for many other interesting tips! See you!