Visit Venice in one day

Venice offers a great choice of places to visit, but it is impossible to see everything in one day. Do not be discouraged, because you can plan a nice trip, even if you have few time! Read on and find out our suggestions about the places you must see before coming back home!

1. St. Mark’s Square

A good starting point is St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), called by Napoleon the “Finest dining room of Europe” and heart of the city. Standing in the middle of the square you will admire on the right side two granite columns signifying the gateway to Venice, then the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), dominating the waterway with its wonderfully arcades and its façade covered in pink Verona marble and Istrian limestone and the magnificence of St Mark’s Basilica, with its five beautiful ornate domes. The Bridge of Sights (Ponte dei Sospiri) is located behind the Doge’s Palace and connects the palace to the prisons.

On the left of the square there are the Moor’s Clock Tower (Torre dell’Orologio), with two moors standing on top and hammering the large bell on the hour and the Bell Tower (Campanile), that offers a panoramic view over Venice if you take the one minute lift ride to the top.

Opposite St Mark’s Basilica there is Correr Museum, whose building was built under Napoleon’s dominance in contraposition to the old Doge’s Palace and is surrounded by Procuratie Vecchie and Nuove, the two long arcades of buildings which had housed the offices and residences of some of the most important political authorities of the Venetian Republic. Moreover the museum is connected with the Archaeological National Museum and the National Library Marciana.

On the square faces also some of the most famous Venetian cafés as Caffé Florian and Caffé Quadri (here you can enjoy the musicians and a wonderful view of the square, but remember that the price of a coffee is not cheap at all!).

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Piazza San Marco

 

2. Rialto Bridge

From St Mark’s Square get to Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto), one of the most iconic sights in Venice, by a 10-15 minutes long walk. From Rialto Bridge you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Grand Canal, considered the “main road of Venice” and if you descend the bridge you can visit the famous open-air fish and vegetables markets called “Pescaria” and “Erbaria”. There you can buy every type of seafood imaginable and every variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, but only before 12:00, when the markets close for the day.

Ponte di Rialto

Ponte di Rialto

 

3. The gondola-ferry

From Rialto, next to the market, cross the Grand Canal on a gondola-ferry (gondola-traghetto) and stop in the district of Cannaregio (S. Marcuola stop). Please, don’t confuse the gondola-traghetto with the traditional (and much more expensive) Gondola. Traghetto is a big gondola (piloted by two gondoliers) that goes from one side to the other of the Grand Canal and back. It’s an everyday’s way of transportation, very cheap (around 2€ per person) and ecological!

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4. The Jewish Ghetto

From Campo S. Marcuola you can get to the Jewish Ghetto by a quick walk (around 5 minutes). The Ghetto contrasts sharply with the opulence and splendor of the rest of Venice and is characterized by narrow streets and taller buildings. It was built in the 16th century as a refuge for Jews from all over Europe and then subjected to draconian measures by the Senate. Its doors were locked and guarded each night and during the Second World War all the residents were deported to concentration camps and only 8 survived. Today only few people live in the Ghetto, but it worth a visit for its interesting museum and synagogues and above all for the magical atmosphere you can taste here.

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5. Journey back along the Grand Canal

After your visit at the Jewish Ghetto walk towards Guglie Bridge (Ponte delle Guglie) and cross it walking towards Santa Lucia Railway Station (Ferrovia). There you can relax on a waterbus called “vaporetto” (take line 1 or 2) and start your journey along the Grand Canal back to San Marco. During your voyage you will admire beautiful hotels and more than 200 palaces, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, facing the canal. At the end you will see, just opposite San Marco, the church of Santa Maria della Salute built as a token of thanks in 1630 at the end of one of Venice’s terrible plagues.

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6. The Arsenal

If it is not too late and you are not too much tired, before taking the boat back to Punta Sabbioni, you can walk from San Marco along the Riva degli Schiavoni and eventually arrive at the bridge leading to the Arsenale, the symbol of the Venetian Republic’s military strength. Although you can’t enter the Arsenale, the short walk is worthwhile, just to see the wonderful triumphal arch at the entrance, flanked by four marble lions.

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How to get to Venice from Camping Ca’ Savio

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Unusual tours in Cavallino-Treporti & Venice

The municipality of Cavallino-Treporti is known all over Europe not only for its wide beach and clear sea, but also for the natural environment still untouched in some places and for its proximity to Venice, one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

If you are looking for a different way to discover our beautiful surroundings or to visit Venice away from the tourist masses, we suggest you two extraordinary tours organized by Limosa tour operator, you can book at very special prices directly at the Customer Care office of the campsite.

Bicycle excursion to Lio Piccolo

Not far from the campsite you can admire the natural oasis of Cavallino-Treporti, where fish valleys, sandbanks and small villages are immersed in the quietness of the lagoon landscape. You will be surrounded by the peace of these places and accompanied by the sounds of nature as the flicker of a fish, the birds chirping and the wind rustling through the trees.

The excursion will take place on Wednesdays from May 24 to September 13 with departure, close from the campsite, in the morning or in the afternoon. An expert environmentalist, speaking Italian, English and German, will accompany you during the bicycle tour, suitable also for kids because very easy and flat. If you are a nature lover or a keen photographer, this is the right tour for you!

For further information, visit our website or ask at the Customer Care office.

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I Slow Venice!

Discover on foot the hidden and less crowded places of Venice joining this tour, that take place on Thursdays afternoon until September 28.

Passing through narrow roads, fields and gardens located in the area of S. Pietro di Castello, Giardini, and Arsenale, a passionate guide will tell you stories on art and crafts and let you discover the authentic beauty of Venice. You will have the time you need to appreciate the city and enjoy the richness of slowness.

An unknown and unusual Venice waits for you… Find out more about this tour here.

 

 

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Ready for your holiday? We can’t wait to welcome you and we would like to remind you that we are always ready to improve our services and the campsite overall, that’s why we want to continue learning from your experiences!? Please help us by writing a review and tell us about your holiday experience in Ca’Savio!

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Visit Camping Ca’Savio in low season: a great opportunity for your holiday!

Are you planning to visit Ca’Savio during the low season and are you wondering what to do during your holiday? Read on and discover the great possibilities offered by our surroundings during less busy periods!
The low season, thanks to long stretched days and warm weather, is the best period to discover our beautiful surroundings through wonderful day trips. You can join great tours by bike or boat in the lagoon or simply ride your bicycle to the old villages of Lio Piccolo, Saccagnana and Mesole whilst you admire the charming lagoon landscape with its typical sand banks and fish valleys.

These are the best locations for the bird watching or to enjoy the untouched nature of Cavallino Treporti at the sunset.

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Cavallino Treporti sunset

Other places to visit by bike are:

  • Treporti, stop here to visit the SS. Trinità Church (16th century) and its two bell towers
  • Punta Sabbioni, which houses the pier to Venice, the ancient fort dating back to the Austrian domination and a long promenade to the lighthouse with a fantastic view of the lagoon
  • Cavallino, with St. Maria Elisabetta Church (18th century) overlooking the square and the 48 meters high lighthouse located on the mouth of the Sile river
  • The fortification systems along the coastline of Cavallino-Treporti, as Amalfi Battery, Mandracio Barracks, Ca’Pasquali Barracks, San Marco Battery and Vettor Pisani Battery, built to defend Venice first during the Austrian domination and later during both World Wars.


Venice and the islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello are easily accessible from the campsite. The two piers of Punta Sabbioni and Treporti are far from the campsite only 3-4 kilometers. You can get there by car, by bike or by bus and leave around every half an hour! Venice, with its canals and museums, and the islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello, with their prestigious art of lace and glass working and ancient historical artifacts dating back to the birth of Venice, worth well a visit especially during the off-season when they are less crowed and the temperature is not very hot!

Are you travelling with kids? There is a lot to do, also for young kids! In Jesolo you will find the Sealife Aquarium, the Tropicarium Park, the Natural History museum and the museum of Military History. Also Venice and the lagoon islands can be visited with kids: you only have to travel light and choose the best paths and places for you! A little far from us, but it’s not impossible to spend there a day, you will find the amusement park of Gardaland
If you are a sport lover, don’t miss the chance to jogging on the beach early in the morning, along the around 13 km long pedestrian and cycle lane which connects Punta Sabbioni to Cavallino or surrounded by the lagoon landscape of Lio Piccolo, Saccagnana and Mesole.

Not far from the campsite you can also drive go-karts, play tennis and golf or rent electric boats and canoes for excursions in the lagoon of Cavallino-Treporti.
Do you want to spend few hours doing shopping? Visit the weekly markets in Cavallino (on Tuesdays), in Treporti (on Thursdays) or in Jesolo (on Fridays) where you can by food, souvenirs and clothes and much more. Also the nearby city of Jesolo offers you the opportunity to do shopping in the many shops along Via Bafile or in the outdoor shopping center located close to the main road and the many attractions of the city. Are you looking instead for big shopping malls? In less than an hour you can reach by car several shopping centers located in San Donà di Piave, Marcon, Noventa di Piave and Mestre and of course don’t forget Venice, with its shops for all budgets!
If you have enough time and you are willing to travel a little bit, get the chance to visit to the art cities as Treviso, Padua, Verona, Vicenza, Trieste and the Dolomites! You will fall in love with them…

The Dolomites

The Dolomites

These are just some tips but not all! During your stay in Ca’Savio ask our Customer Care office for suggestions, guided excursions in Venice or in the surroundings and discounted tickets for expositions and museums! They will help you organize your trips and make sure you have an unforgettable holiday!

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Weather in Cavallino-Treporti

One of the topics about Ca’Savio that for sure arouses a great curiosity in our guests are the weather conditions.

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Before leaving, many people check the weather forecasts for their holiday period or ask us information during their stay, in order to chose the best day for their excursions.
We would like to start by saying that, it is hard to make perfectly correct forecasts for seaside destinations as Cavallino-Treporti, where the weather can change quickly and depends on the wind, the sea, the humidity and many other factors.

Here a table with some data (source climate-data.org):

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The approximate data reported here above, are useful to know more about the weather of Cavallino-Treporti and the changes of its temperature over the year.
Winter is usually not very cold or rainy, but it can be foggy and therefore humid. Sometimes it snows, but not so often and for a long time.
Spring starts quite soon (between the end of March and the beginning of April) and the temperature increases around 4 degrees per month from March to June. This is the best period to discover by bike our beautiful surroundings or visit Venice: warm weather and few crowed places will wait for you! (–> check our spring offers!)
Summer explodes in mid-June until even the end of September, when the daytime temperature can reach 23-24 degrees but the evenings are cooler. During the summer season you can enjoy long sunny days –  perfect for a swim in our sea, for sunbathing on our sandy beach or having fun in our swimming pools – and warm evenings when you can have a open-air dinner with your family or taste a glass of wine with your friends.
This year the campsite will be open until October 07 to let you enjoy until the end our warm weather with very competitive prices! Autumn will start shortly after (around mid-October) and another season will be passed…

 

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15 years holidays spent at camping Ca’Savio – A faithful guest’s tale

During the last months many guests sent us beautiful photos of their past holidays in Ca’Savio and helped us in telling the Ca’Savio story.
Today we would like to thank all for the great support through this tale sent us by an Hungarian guest, Levente Erős, a tale full of emotions and memories about Levente’s 15 years long holidays spent at Camping Ca’Savio, told first through the eyes of a child and then of an adult.
The story starts in 1992, when Levente, at the age of 8, spent his first holiday in Ca’Savio with his mum and Enikő, his 5 years old sister. He writes: “I saw the sea for the very first time in my life, and was amazed how endless it was, and how it touches the sky on the horizon. It was just unbelievable. I also remember how interesting it was to taste its salty water. I also flew a kite for the first time on that sandy beach with my little sister”.

“This was our first time on a sandy beach”

“This was our first time on a sandy beach”

 

“… Our first-ever kite flying on the beach” in Cavallino

“Our first-ever kite flying on the beach”

Then he continues: “Oh and also, seeing those nice camper cars and caravans in Camping Ca’Savio throughout the years, and staying in some of your caravans, I decided at a very early age that I will buy a caravan when I get older… and this summer I’ll make my childhood dream come true and become a caravaner.  And this all started in Ca’Savio 🙂”.

“… With our mom in the camping… I just loved walking under these trees, and mostly under those tall stone pine trees that we don't have here, in Hungary”

“… With our mom in the camping… I just loved walking under these trees, and mostly under those tall stone pine trees that we don’t have here, in Hungary”

Levente and his family came back one year later, in 1993. They spent their holiday in a caravan located behind the Mini Bungalows (do you remember them?)

He writes: “Our Skoda 120L and our bikes are also in the photo. All of them are the products of the Eastern block (except for my new mountain bike which is hard to see behind my sister’s bike). It was only 3 years after our Western borders opened!”.

“Mom and me in front of the caravan awning”

“Mom and me in front of the caravan awning”

 

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“My sister and me having dinner, playing badminton and playing on the playground behind the main pool”

Then he continues: “So it was here, in Camping Ca’Savio that I finally learned how to ride a bike having a men’s frame, and learned it on this very bike!”.

Levente and Enikő riding a bike in Ca’Savio

Levente and Enikő riding a bike in Ca’Savio

One year later, in 1994, after a long and troubled journey, Levente and his family finally got to Ca’Savio and spent their holiday in a Mini Bungalow, a small stone bungalow located close to the toilets blocks in street 13. He started soon to join the entertainment’s activities organized by the campsite, met new friends and enjoyed with his sister the new swimming pool located in the pinewood.

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Levente tells us more: “Our next year in Ca’Savio was 1996. we just come from riding the same bike. This was a technique we developed in Camping Ca’Savio. I was sitting on the saddle, and steering, while my sister was pedalling and holding the steering bar in the middle. This is how we could ride the same bike at the same time 🙂”.

Levente and his sister in 1996

Levente and his sister in 1996

Many years passed and Levente returned to Ca’Savio in 2002, when he was 18 and just finished the high school. He stayed again in a caravan located at the very back of the campsite and had fun with his sister at the main swimming pool as every teen-agers do.

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The last time he came back to Ca’Savio was on 2007 after he finished the university. This time Levente spent his holiday with his mum and sister as usual, but also came his grandma and Boldi, his youngest cousin. He writes: “My cousin was 8 at that time, just like I was, when we first came to Camping Ca’Savio. 15 years have passed”.

“In 2007 we were sitting on the balcony of our Bungalow Comfort. The photo was taken by my sister”

“In 2007 we were sitting on the balcony of our Bungalow Comfort. The photo was taken by my sister”

Levente ends his tale telling us his affection for Ca’Savio: “I remember how I couldn’t wait for the summer to go to Camping Ca’Savio again, and how enthusiastically I told my classmates how great this place was. Camping Ca’Savio is a children’ paradise (and adults’ paradise too). I remember, how we loved just riding around, and discovering yet unknown parts of the Camping with my sister, how we loved to go to the pools, the beach, the pizzeria, the gelateria, and the evening programmes. And now, after 10 years that I rushed through, I really would like to go back! So hopefully, I’ll see you soon :)”

Levente’s memories about his past holidays in Ca’Savio are the memories that many other guests have.

At Ca’Savio, in the last 50 years, many kids saw the sea for the first time, learned to ride bicycle, met new friends and had exciting experiences. And the story goes on year by year from father to son. We are very proud of all our faithful guests, as Levente, who love so much our campsite and come every year to visit us.
Thank you to everybody and hope to see you soon in Ca’Savio!

 

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Early Booking Summer 2017!

The reservations for 2017 are already available! Take the chance to book your holiday for next year and get the pre-booking discount.

Read on and discover all the advantages to pre-book your holiday at Camping Ca’Savio!

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1-      Get 10% discount

A wide choice of accommodation will be available for you: bungalows and mobile homes located close to the beach or in the shady pinewood, iconic Airstream trailers, Glamping Tents or spacious pitches. You will get a 10% discount on the amount of your stay if you book and confirm your stay before November 30.

2-      Get the accommodation type you prefer

If you pre-book your holiday you will have more chances to get the accommodation type you like the most for the period you prefer. Hurry up and do not loose time! Some accommodation are very much in demand…

3-      Pay only 30%deposit

It is easy to get the pre-booking discount! You need only to confirm your reservation by paying the requested deposit (30% of the total amount) before the end of November. How to do? By bank transfer or credit card on the private area of our website.

4-      Pay your balance during your 2017 holiday

If you have confirmed your reservation, you do not have to worry about anything! You will pay the balance only during your 2017 stay!

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Open-air fitness at Camping Ca’Savio

Are you spending your holiday in Ca’Savio and do you want to come back home to be fit and trained? New this year you can find outdoor fitness equipment! Do not you know that? Take a look here!

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Go to the playground located close to the main restaurant: 6 brand new equipment are waiting for you… And completely for free!

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You do not need a personal trainer, just be careful to read the instructions about how to use them and to stop if you are tired or pain…

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Here the list:

Rower Machine – Cardiovascular exercise and total body tonification

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Chest Press – Chest, shoulders, and triceps’ tonification

Surfboard Station – Cardiovascular exercise and abdominals’ tonification

Ellittica – Total body cardiovascular exercise

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Lat Machine – Shoulders, back and biceps’ tonification

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Crunch and Iperextention – Develop muscles of the buttocks, hamstrings, zones lumbar and abdominal.

Try our new fitness equipment and enjoy the beauty to practice open-air sport!

If you are curious to see all our sport activities, check our website

Animation at Camping Ca’Savio

Animation for kids and adults, sport activities, evening shows and much more at Camping Ca’Savio are absolutely for free.

From Whitsunday until middle of September our staff will entertain our guests with a lot of activities: during your holiday in Ca’Savio you will find for sure something to do and you will not get bored!

Do you want already to start dreaming your next holiday? Check here all the activities and the entertainment for this summer! We tried to sum them up, please note that some activities can change due to the period (high or low season) or the weather conditions.

In the morning:

  • MiniClub: all kids from 4 years old can join the many activities organized at the MiniClub, as painting, drawing, constructing, games at the swimming pool or on the beach…
  • Fitness, Yoga, Stretching, Circle training and Bootcamp on the garden: every day you can find a different activity to improve your fitness in a peaceful garden surrounded by plants and flowers
  • Aquagym: music, fun and sport will wait for you at the swimming pool in the pinewood
  • Football and volleyball school (7-15 years): the sporting school are for free! At the end of the school a final tournament will take place on Friday…All the kids wait for your support!
  • Sport tournaments: ping-pong, waterpolo and much more… These tournaments are dedicated to teenagers from 12 years old

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In the afternoon:

  • MiniClub: special activities (i.e. “Kids Science Club”, “Sabbiarelli”, “Painting workshop”, “Beauty salon”) for kids from 6 years old
  • Lego: Why don’t you play with Lego bricks at the swimming pool in the pinewood? The entrance is for free and open to all ages
  • Zumba and Aquazumba: our animators wait for you to dance all together on the stage or at the swimming pool in street 13!
  • Splashdance: Let’s dance the Happy Disco on the swimming pool!
  • Football and volleyball school (7-15 years)
  • Sport tournament for adults (+15)

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In the evening:

  • Happy Disco: every evening we wait for all kids to dance on the stage
  • Evening shows: every evening a new show will take place on the stage or in other places of the campsite: cabaret, live music or magic shows, musical, water games etc…
  • Sport events broadcasted on wide screens (at the main restaurant and at the two snack bars in str.13 and str.37).

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If you want to be always aware of all activities, visit our website www.casavio.com.

Every week we have a different programme, you can find it at the campsite or on our website: download the weekly activities’ programme!