Events of April 2018

Are you one of the first guests who will visit us this year? Wonderful! We are working hard to make sure everything is ready when you arrive.

While you wait, take a look here for our tips about events and exhibitions you cannot miss during your stay at Ca’Savio in the month of April 2018!

Enjoy the mild weather of April and visit Venice: except on Easter time or on the occasion of the Feast of St Mark (April 25), Venice is not too much crowded and you will have the chance to admire its beauty with calm. You can easily drive to Punta Sabbioni (far from the campsite only 3 km), park your car there and take the boat to Venice or to the islands of the lagoon Burano, Murano and Torcello. If you prefer not to drive, you can take the bus to the harbour after a 10 minutes walk up to the center of the village of Ca’Savio.

If you love Renaissance painting, a must is a stop at the Querini Stampalia Foundation: from March 21 the two “Presentation at the Temple”, masterpieces in the universal history of art , one by Giovanni Bellini and the other by Andrea Mantegna are compared in a great exhibition located in one of the most important House Museum in the world.

In Cavallino, located at a short distance from the campsite, you will find the Vettor Pisani Battery, an ancient military building erected from 1902 to 1912. The fortification is made up of a central body on a single level of more than 80 metres long. Two parallel tunnel lead to the telemetry turrets and to the two long side wings. The battery has been restored and opened last year and worth for sure a visit!

Batteria Pisani a Ca' Savio

Batteria Pisani in Ca’ Savio

Moreover, just at the end of the month, on April 30, will start the 48th “Festa dea Sparesea” (Asparagus Feast) in city center of Cavallino. From 05.00 p.m. “spritz corner”, food stands and concerts will entertain you also the day after on May 1.

More to do nearby the campsite? Every week you can visit the weekly markets in Cavallino (on Tuesdays), Treporti (on Thursdays) and in Jesolo (on Fridays).

In Jesolo, we suggest you also to visit the exhibition “Egypt” where you can admire unique finds from the biggest Italian and international museums, scenographic reconstructions and reproductions on a 1: 1 scale.

The entrance ticket for this exhibition, allows you to enter also at the nearby Tropicarium Park, that holds about 1000 specimens of animals. Do you have young kids? No problem! Fun is guaranteed also for them: you can entertain them for a couple of hours at the Sealife Aquarium in Jesolo!

 

Happy Birthday Venice!

Venice is loved by many, but few know when it was founded and the reason why.
First of all we must tell that the city does not have a precise date for its foundation. It’s hard to provide the precise date not even the year: so many events occurred and gradually led to the settlement of the Venetian islands.
We know that in 421 A.D. when the Ostrogoths spread throughout Europe and were reaching northern Italy, the Holy Roman Empire decided to build a new settlement to protect the population from their advance. Venice born on that occasion, probably on March 25, when the first dwellings were erected in the area of Rialto to gather people of Friuli and Veneto.
The city was a safe place for those people forced to flee to the lagoon by the Barbarians, but it represented also the perfect location to erect a new seaport on the northern shores of the Adriatic after the cover-up of the port of Altino.
Thus began the history of Venice, born as a simple city to host the populations threatened by the barbarians and later became the dominator of the Mediterranean.

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San Giacomo di Rialto: according to tradition, this is the oldest church in the city, supposedly consecrated in the year 421.

Top Events in Venice – Summer 2018

Are you planning a quick break at Ca’Savio in low season or a longer stay during the summertime? Well done! Some top events are already scheduled for 2018 you cannot miss during your holiday. Read on and discover them all!

April 25 – St. Mark, patron saint of Venice
On April 25 Venice celebrates St. Mark, patron saint of the city. On this day a procession, attended by the religious and civil authorities of the city, takes place in St. Mark’s Basilica. If you are in Venice today you cannot miss to visit the Basilica but also get the chance to admire the beautiful “Pala d’Oro” covered with precious stones and placed behind the high altar. Outside the Basilica, on St. Mark Square you will find many stalls to buy the rosebud (in Venetian “bocolo”) to give to your beloved as every Venetian does on this occasion.

May 13 – Feast of the Ascension
One of the most beloved feasts in Venice, “Festa della Sensa”, will take place this year on May 13. During this feast tourists can relive the age-old history of the Serenissima Republic and its intimate relationship with the Sea and the rowing. Do not miss today the ceremony of the “Wedding with the Sea” in front of the Church of S. Nicolò del Lido and the many regattas in the basin of San Marco, where the typical Venetian rowing boats challenge.

Francesco Guardi, Partenza del Bucintoro per san Nicolò di Lido il giorno dell’Ascensione

May 20 – Vogalonga
If you are a sportsman and you love Venice, the Vogalonga, a 30km paddling/rowing race, is the right competition for you! It is not a competitive race, but every year more than thousand boats participate in it, because the chance to row through the city of Venice and the lagoon up to Burano. A wondwerful experience to try at least once in your life!

Vogalonga

May 26 – International Architecture Exhibition
From May 26 to November 25 the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, titled “Freespace” will take place in Venice in the Giardini and Arsenale. A great opportunity to admire innovative works of art in a wonderful location!

May 26 – Moonlight Marathon
The Moonlight Marathon, one of most beloved sport events of the surroundings, will take place on the evening of May 26 from the municipality of Jesolo. Get the chance to run at the sunset for 21km or 10km along the amazing Venetian lagoon…

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the Moonlight Half Marathon

June 21 – Sand & Sound
On June 21, the day of the summer solstice, the municipality of Cavallino-Treporti celebrates the beginning of summer with the event “Sand & Sound”. This event takes place on the occasion of European music festival along the 13 km of the coastline of Cavallino-Treporti, where you will find more than 20 emplacements of live music.

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Sand and Sound-cavallino

July 14 – Redentore Feast
The Redentore Feast is one of the most popular and beloved feasts of Venice, that combines religion with entertainment. On Saturday July 14 a breathtaking fireworks display in the inimitable location of St. Mark’s Basin will lit up the sky of Venice with wonderful colours and game of light.

Redentore Venezia

August 25 – Beach on Fire
Also the 13 km of the Cavallino-Treporti beach will be lit up by thousands of fireworks launched simultaneously from ten stations located on the coastline. This is the Beach on Fire, one of the most important events of our municipality, that has astonished more than 200,000 spectators for morehttps://www.casavio.com/en/surroundings/venice-and-lagoon/venice.html?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=blog than ten years.

September 2 – Historical Regatta
The Historical Regatta, the main event in the annual Venetian rowing calendar, takes place every first Sunday of September. Leave early to Venice and get a place along the Grand Canal: from 4:00 p.m. you can admire, first the wonderful historical water pageant parade and then traditional rowing boats regattas!

Drink and eat as a Venetian!

Another way to discover Venice is savoring its cuisine. Maybe you prefer a quick break and not stop in a restaurant for a long time, but for sure you will find a lot of delicacies, that will make you fall in love!

Taste the typical Venetian “cicchetti” or the “tramezzini”, small snacks or side dishes, typically served in traditional “bàcari” (cicchetti bars or osterie). Common cicchetti include tiny sandwiches, olives or other vegetables, halved hard boiled eggs, small servings of a combination of one or more of seafood, meat and vegetable ingredients laid on top of a slice of bread, instead tramezzini consist in handmade sandwiches with vegetables, meat or fish.

cicchetti venezia

Normally Venetians accompany cicchetti or tramezzini with a glas of wine or a spriz, the classic Venetian aperitif, a mix of white wine, Aperol (sweeter) or Bitter Campari and Select (bitterer) and a squirt of seltz or Sparkling mineral water.

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Ready to eat as a local? Take a look here at our suggestions!

  • Il Paradiso Perduto – Fondamenta della Misericordia, 2540
  • Cicheteria Venexiana – Ponte delle Guglie
  • Osteria Al Timon – Fondamenta degli Ormesini
  • Osteria I Rusteghi – Campiello del Tentor – San Marco
  • Bacarando – Calle dell’Orso – San Polo
  • Cantina Do Mori – San Polo 429
  • Aciugheta – Campo San Filippo e Giacomo, 4357
  • Al Bocon di Vino – Campo Santa Margherita, 2978
  • Bacareto da Lele (Campo dei Tolentini) Santa Croce, 183.

Are you greedy? Enter in one of the many confectioner’s shops of the city and taste the typical Venetian sweets or enjoy a delicious handmade ice cream comfortably seated in an ice cream shop or even walking!

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Events in September

September is not a boring month here in Ca’Savio and the low season has not yet arrived! Great events wait for you! Read on our blog and discover them!

Historical Regatta in Venice

The Regata Storica (Historical Regatta) is one of the main events in Venice. This year it will take place on September 3, when as usual there will be the spectacular historical water parade of typically 16th century-style boats with gondoliers in period costume and the rowing boats races. If you have the chance to attend this show, don’t miss it!

Regata Storica – Venezia

74th Venice International Film Festival

Founded in 1932 and organised by La Biennale di Venezia, it is the oldest film festival in the world. It takes place every year on the Lido di Venezia and welcomes Italian and international guests, actors and directors. The main prize is the Golden Lion (Leone d’Oro), which is considered to be one of the most important awards in the film criticism. This year the Festival will be held from August 30 to September 9.

Here the program:  http://www.labiennale.org/en/cinema/2017

Palazzo del Cinema, Lido di Venezia, 2016

Jujube Feast in Lio Piccolo

Also this year the Jujube Feast will take place on September 16 and 17, in the charming village of Lio Piccolo. We suggest you to ride your bicycle and join this wonderful feast that celebrates the Jujube with shows, food stands and music surrounded by a unique lagoon landscape. Let yourself be charmed by this wonderful place!

 Music and Aperitif in the Skyline Rooftop Bar

On September 9 and 23 in the Skyline Rooftop Bar of the famous Molino Stucky Hotel you can enjoy live music, great cocktails and an amazing and breathtaking view over Venice! Don’t miss one of the most glamorous aperitif in Venice!

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Our Customer Care Office

Do you want to know more about our surroundings? Are you looking for more information about events and activities will take place during your holiday or simply need help? Ask at our Customer Care office!

Customer Care Camping Ca Savio

Located close to reception, our office is open every day and available for every kind of information or need you have.

Read on and discover all the services provided by our office:

  1. Booking excursions: at the Customer Care office you can book guided tours in Venice, boat excursions in the lagoon of Cavallino-Treporti or to the islands, but also guided bike tours to Lio Piccolo. For sure you will find the right excursion for you!
  2. Sale of public transports tickets: the office provides bus and boat tickets for the public transports but also for private companies. Here you can find tickets to go Venice at a very reasonable price or daily tickets that include unlimited free circulation in Venice and among the islands
  3. Sale of entrance tickets for expositions, water parks or museums: at the Customer Care office you can buy discounted tickets for Sea Life Aquarium, Aqualandia water park or the museum pass for the Venetian museums! What are you waiting for? Be sure to save and don’t queue at the ticket office!
  4. Sale of postcard, stamps and wi-fi card
  5. Taxi booking and car hire
  6. Prebooking for 2018 holiday: don’t miss the chance to pre-book your 2018 holiday this year during your stay in Ca’Savio. You save and be sure to get the accommodation you prefer!
  7.  Info point: here you can find information about events, entertainment, activities inside or outside the campsite and much more. Take a look at the boards located by the office or simply ask our staff during your stay!

These are the most important services provided by our office. Do not hesitate to ask our staff for any suggestion, information or need: we are at your disposal!

See you in Ca’Savio!

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An August full of events!

An August full of events waits for you! In addition to the traditional celebrations on the beach for the Ferragosto (August 15) many events not to be missed will take place in Cavallino-Treporti and in the surroundings.

Beach on Fire

On Saturday night August 26, the Beach on Fire, the most awaited summer event, will take place along the coast of Cavallino-Treporti. 13 km of fireworks fired in perfect synchronisation will lit up the beach and the sky of our municipality at 22.30. A show not to miss if you are spending your holiday here!

Credits: Cavallino.info

Jesolo Air Show

Look the sky on Saturday afternoon 26 and on Sunday 27 August for the Air Show 2017, which will take place on the beach in front of Brescia square in Jesolo. The highlight of the show will be at 6.00 pm, when the 10 aircraft of the Italian flight “Frecce Tricolori” will climb up into the sky of Jesolo.

Credits: jesolo.it

 

Picasso Exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim Collection

From August 26 don’t miss the Picasso exhibition at Guggenheim Collection that focuses on one of Peggy Guggenheim’s favorite works of art, as a selection of 10 drawings, 3 paintings and a sculpture, made by Picasso in 1937.

 

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Venice International Film Festival

The 74th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, will take place from August 30 to September 9. If you are a cinema lover, get the chance to visit it!

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Visit Venice with kids

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, you can not miss it if you are spending your holidays in Ca’Savio, even if you are travelling with kids. We know of course that it is not easy to carry a buggy in Venice, because of the many bridges and steps, but with our suggestions we hope to help you organize your visit to the city!

Places to visit

When you get to Venice, start your visit from St. Mark’s Square, the heart of the city you can reach after a quick walk from the pier. Standing in the middle of the square you will admire the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) and the beautiful St Mark’s Basilica. Don’t miss to take a look at the famous Bridge of Sights (Ponte dei Sospiri) located behind the Doge’s Palace, that connects the Doge’s palace with the prisons!

If you are an art lover, visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection every Sunday from 15:00 to 16:30 and join the project “KIDS DAY” that introduces the younger visitors to modern and contemporary art.

A must visit for family is the Natural History Museum, located at Fontego dei Turchi overlooking the Grand Canal. There you will find several kind of animals and Italian explorers’ finds going back to the 19th century. Your kids will be enthusiastic to visit it for sure! (There is also a big dinosaur skeleton!)

dinosauro a Venezia

dinosauro a Venezia

Other places not to be missed are the Navy Historical Museum and the Arsenal, located a short walk from the Bridge of Sighs. There you can admire many models of military ships, but also boats dating back to the Serenissima period, among which stands out the famous “Bucintoro”.

Also the Squero of St. Trovaso worth well a visit: it is one the few places where small boats as gondolas are still made! Ready to discover all the secrets of the ancient art of gondola building?

squero san trovaso

Play with your kids

Venice is a place where children live happily. There are many squares (called “campi”), where they can run and play in freedom as Campo Santa Margherita, Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio, Campo San Polo, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Campo della Bragora in the district of Castello, Campo del Ghetto, Campo San Geremia located 5 minutes far from the railway station and the nearby Savorgnan garden.

venice kids

Other gardens we suggest you are Sant’Elena gardens, the Biennale gardens and the royal gardens close to San Marco (at the moment closed for maintenance – ask the Customer Care office at the campsite for updates).

What are you waiting for? Venice has an unique and romantic atmosphere you can not find in other places and will enchant all of you for sure! Get ready and visit it with your family!

How to get to Venice from Ca’ Savio Campsite

 

 

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Cycling through the fortifications of Cavallino

Cavallino-Treporti is not just a natural paradise, but also an open-air museum.

A precious architectural heritage made of many military fortifications, you can see by cycling along the coastline, is located all over the municipality and tells an important aspect of the historical and cultural identity of Cavallino-Treporti.

Forts, batteries, telemetry towers, barracks and bunkers, built to defend Venice during the Austrian domination and the World Wars, today surrounded by cultivated gardens or used as warehouses, are a great attractions for military buildings lovers. Here some suggestions to discover by bicycle the most beautiful buildings located between Cavallino and Punta Sabbioni and a useful map you can download to plan your trip.

The telemetry towers

Cycling along via Pordelio from Cavallino towards Punta Sabbioni you will see on your left many towers. What they were there for? They were telemetry towers, built to sight the enemy army and calculate its distance from the coast. Placed all over the territory (you can see some of them also cycling on the main road via Fausta), they were very useful because on their top the watchmen could sight the enemies coming from far and warn the batteries.

The Old Fort (Forte Vecchio)

In Punta Sabbioni you can admire the Old Fort, also known as Fort of Treporti. It has been built between 1845 and 1851 to protect the harbour of Punta Sabbioni and defend Venice Lagoon as the two telemetry towers located nearby, erected during the First World War.

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The Batteries

While the telemetry towers were located in an internal and hidden position to be less visible, the batteries were located along the coastline, ready to shoot the enemy. The Amalfi, San Marco and Radaelli Batteries, built at the beginning of 1900 and armed with 360° rotating tower with very long range guns, were particularly operative on the front of Basso Piave, instead the Pisani Battery, especially during the II World War, was very active to fight the aircraft artillery.

Batteria Pisani a Ca' Savio

Batteria Pisani a Ca’ Savio

Today many batteries are closed, but Amalfi and Pisani batteries have been recently restored and will be open to the public starting from July. Get the opportunity to visit them as the other military fortification and discover the wonderful historical treasure of Cavallino-Treporti!

 

 

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Save the date! July has arrived!

Here for you our suggestions for the month of July!

Save the date, because wonderful events and activities will take place during this month!

Redentore Feast

Redentore Feast is one of the most felt celebration in Venice, that combines religion and entertainment. It commemorates the thanks of the city for being freed from that plague on 1577. On this occasion the Holy Mass presided by the Bishop and the religious procession to the Palladian basilica will take place on Sunday 16th July and the night before (Saturday 15th July) phantasmagorical fireworks’ display on the lagoon will attract thousands of visitors. The weekend will end with the ‘Regata su gondole’, a gondola race organized in St. Mark’s basin. Here you can check the programme for the Redentore Feast

Redentore Venezia
Carnival Parade

On July 29 Carnival comes back to Cavallino-Treporti! A colourful Carnival Parade, accompanied by music, dancers, confetti, streamers and masked groups accompany, will take place in Cavallino along via Baracca starting from 19.00. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy our carnival also during summertime!

Boat tour in the lagoon

Are you planning to visit the lagoon islands during your stay in July? We suggest you to join the full day trip organized by Turistica Penzo, where you can discover the beautiful islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello and admire Venice from the lagoon. The tour takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and you can book it directly in at the Customer Care office of the campsite.

Tropicarium

Don’t you know what to do with kids on a cloudy day? Visit the Tropicarium in Jesolo, that hosts more than 400 animals, as land turtles, geckos, sauri and iguana, varans, small and large snakes, frogs, toads and salamanders, insects, butterflies and penguins. Ask at the Customer Care office of the campsite the discounted voucher!

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