May Events in Venice

There are so many opportunities to enjoy Venice in May, a lot of smaller events around… but – for now – we give you 3 dates not to be missed for their historical and international relevance.

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.

Festa della Sensa – ph. credits Veneziaunica

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 - Venezia

Vogalonga – Venezia

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!

Enjoy and stay tuned for other events!

 

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!

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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Events in Cavallino-Treporti & surroundings – May 2017

Are you coming to Ca’Savio soon? Many events will take place during the next month in our municipality and surroundings, we suggest you not to miss any! Take a look here and start planning your holiday!

May 1 – Festa dea Sparesea

On May 1 do not miss the “Festa dea Sparasea” (Asparagus Feast), a traditional event dedicated to asparagus, called in our dialect “Sparesea”, one of the typical vegetables cultivated on our coast and star of many local specialties. The feast will take place in Cavallino (S. M. Elisabetta Square) starting from 10.00 a.m. We suggest you taste the typical delights made with asparagus sold at the food stands open from noon until 11 p.m. and follow the rowing boats regattas from 3.00 p.m.to 6.00 p.m. From 9.30 p.m. music and dance with the orchestra show “Casadei”.

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May 13 – La Biennale di Venezia

This year, the 57th International Art Exhibition of Venice, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, will host 120 artists from 51 countries. The exposition will be open from May 13 to November 23 at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues. Check the Biennale website for opening times and prices.

La biennale Venezia

May 24 – Pisani and Amalfi Batteries 

Starting from May 24 Pisani and Amalfi Batteries will be open after long restoration work. The two military buildings, dating back to the First World War, can finally be visited. Soon we will have more information about the re-opening of these two wonderful buildings that represent a piece of history of Cavallino-Treporti!

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Batteria Pisani a Ca’ Savio

May 27 – The Moonlight Half Marathon + Aqualandia opening

On May 27 two important events will take place in Cavallino-Treporti and in the nearby city of Jesolo.
The Moonlight Half Marathon (21 km) and the non competitive race (10km) will start in Cavallino-Treporti and finish in Lido di Jesolo. The non competitive race will start at 07.45 p.m. from Cavallino-Treporti, S.M. Elisabetta square and finish in Jesolo in Mazzini square. The Moonlight Half Marathom will start at 08.00 p.m. from Punta Sabbioni and finish right where the non competitive race finishes. If you are a runner or simply a sport lover, you cannot miss it!

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the Moonlight Half Marathon in Cavallino

Aqualandia, the Water theme park No.1 in Italy will open on May 27! 26 attractions (including the highest water-slide in the world), 7 shows and 4 animation activities will entertain you all in Jesolo. Ask at the Customer Care office of the campsite to get the discounted tickets!

May 28 – Festa della Sensa

Each year millions of tourists visit Venice on the occasion of Festa della Sensa (Feast of the Ascension). This year the feast will take place on May 28 when the city, as every year, relives the age-old history of the Serenissima Republic and its intimate relationship with the Sea.
Here the programme:
9.00am – Boats gather in the Basin of San Marco
9.30am – Departure of the water parade towards S. Nicolò del Lido
10.30am – Ceremony of the “Wedding with the Sea” in front of the Church of S. Nicolò del Lido
11.00am – Concert by Coro Serenissima in front of the church San Nicolò del Lido
11.30am – Holy Mass at the church of S. Nicolò di Lido
During the morning some regattas of Venetian typical rowing boats will take place in Basin of San Marco – St. Nicolò, where to follow the prize-giving.

Festa della Sensa – ph. credits Veneziaunica

These are only some events suggested by us… The full events schedule for May 2017 is available at our Customer Care Office!

Come and visit us!

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The Historical Regatta in Venice

Every year, the first Sunday of September, the Historical Regatta takes place in Venice. This year, the 4th of September, do not make engagements and enjoy one of the events in Venice with the highest following!

The regatta, which took place for the first time in 1315 to celebrate the military victories and the beginning of the Serenissima rule over the Mediterranean islands, is today made up of 2 different parts: the historical parade and the rowing boat races.

Do you want to know more? Check the programme here below and find a place along the Grand Canal to admire this unforgettable und unique event!

Programme – Sunday 4th September 2016

  • 4:00 p.m.: Historical water parade along the Grand Canal with costumed crews, boats and gondolas of the Venetian rowing associations
  • 04:30 p.m.: Two oared regatta on “mascarete” dedicated for children
  • 04:50 p.m.: Young rowers’ twin-oared “pupparini” regatta
  • 05:10 p.m.: Women’s twin-oared “mascarete” regatta
  • 05:40 p.m.: Six-oared “caorline” regatta
  • 06:00 p.m.: International Universities Boat Challenge
  • 06:10 p.m.: Twin-oared “gondolini” regatta

Please note that the programme could change before the starting of the Regatta. You can follow the updates here.