Riviera del Brenta, Venice

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The Riviera del Brenta is an area of the Metropolitan City of Venice of particular tourist-cultural interest due to the great architectural heritage of the Venetian villas built between the 15th and 18th centuries by the nobles of the Venetian Republic along the river Brenta (now Naviglio del Brenta).


This territory is the natural way of communication (by land or by river) of two large cities, Padua and Venice, and then over the centuries has become the holiday resort of wealthy patrons coming from the two capitals.


Driving along the Brenta Canal starting from Padua, the cities that are part of the Brenta Riviera are Stra, Fiesso d'Artico, Dolo, Mira, Oriago, Malcontenta and Fusina.


The "Naviglio" is navigable by river boats, whose best example is the famous burchiello, which once used to carry Venetian noblemen from Venice to the countryside and Padua, and which is now a tourist attraction.


On the territory of the Riviera del Brenta, in addition to the Venetian villas, the panoramic views along the Naviglio del Brenta, or the magnificent small villages that make up the historic centers of the Riviera itself, other attractions have arisen over the last century; for example, one of the most important centers for the development, design, and production of high fashion footwear was founded and developed.


Along the main road that runs along the Riviera del Brenta, the famous Venice Marathon takes place once a year, in the month of October. The event takes place on the traditional distance of 42.195 km and starts from Stra (in front of the magnificent Villa Pisani) to end in the historic center of Venice.
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  • Stayed at the Relais Ca'Sabbioni, cannot fault this delightful hotel, has 2 floors, is spotlessly clean, and tastefully decorated, free coffee and tea in reception area, lovely gardens to the rear...  more »
  • There were three positives. 1, The guide was knowledgeable and informative, 2. The last stop was well done and the only reason this got more than 1 star. 3. The canal was impassable after Stra and...  more »

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