Today is a more extended paddle. We depart Burano and point our bows towards Venice. Following the lines of three posted briccoli, we’ll paddle past San Erasmo island, the “Garden of Venice,” before stopping for a lunch break on Murano, famous for glass arts. The iconic skyline of Venice is a tantalizingly close and it’s not long before we’re paddling past the Arsenale and through a canal in the Venetian sestiere of Castello and entering the basin of the Canal Grande. There we are met with a panorama that includes Piazza San Marco, the Salute church and the cathedral and campanile (tower) on San Giorgio de Maggiore, our destination. Our luggage is waiting for us in the waterfront rooms of the Compagnia della Vela Venezia, one of the oldest yacht clubs in Italy. After a shower, we’ll take the elevator to the top of the campanile for what is the best view of Venice before boarding a Vaporetto ferry across to San Marco and dinner in one of our favorite local restaurants.
Compagnia della Vela Venezia
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner