Kayaking Venice and the Laguna
Compagnia della Vela Venezia, Venice
Located on San Giorgio Maggiore Island directly across the basin of the Grand Canal from Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark’s Square) the Compagnia della Vela Venezia is a private yacht club which has a brand new set of well appointed, contemporary styled rooms right on the water. Really one of the very best locations in all of Venice.
Joel Konikow, WA View Trips
Thanks for a fun and enriching experience in Venice and the Laguna. We learned the history and importance of Venice. Our group formed a bond the first evening at dinner, and we had a great time together, all of us sharing our thoughts and observations as we traveled. We discovered that the canals are not foul or smelly but vibrant and busy and still romantic and magical after 1300 years. The trip made us aware of the tremendous cultural life Venice offers and a plethora of art that was hard to leave behind. By kayak and on foot, we felt part of the city during our stay there. We experienced Venice the way its citizens have done since its founding, by boat. The lunches and dinners when we lingered over our meals and conversation, sharing our experiences and feeling very Italian. The joy Marco shared with us about the Venice he loves. You both surprised us every day. Barbara and I appreciated your sensitivity to safety and our general welfare.
The combination of a trip led by world-class kayakers who also have a deep love and knowledge of the history of Venice made this a wonderful experience. You made us feel connected with the people, the place, and the intellectual life of Venice. Traveling in the laguna made us aware of the role it still plays in providing sustenance to the city in its fish markets and island gardens.
I remember the evenings in Venice in the piazzi after dinner, sipping wine or grappa when we would sit together and reflect on our day. The expanse of the laguna and the peacefulness of the canals. We traveled to these places in our kayaks.
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