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    Discovering the Supreme Food of the Venetian Lagoon

Discovering the Supreme Food of the Venetian Lagoon

  • City: Venice
  • Duration: Approximately 7 hours.


On this full day private boat excursion, you will embark on a gourmet journey that takes you far away from the bustling city of Venice to discover the peace and quiet of its surrounding lagoon, where birdsong replaces the chattering crowds of tourists.

The Eolo is one of the few remaining flat-bottom bragozzi that plied the Venetian lagoon in past centuries. Ideally suited for fishing in the shallow lagoon waters, these wooden boats have brightly colored sails to identify their owner. Mauro is the proud owner of the Eolo and you meet him on the island of Le Vignole, 10-minutes from St. Mark's Square. From there you will cruise around the Island of Sant'Erasmo, the largest island in the Venice lagoon after Venice itself. This green oasis, nicknamed the "Garden of Venice," is dotted with many small farms whose fresh fruits and vegetables are sold daily in the Rialto market.

Using a combination of sails and motor, the Eolo will head to the deserted island of Lazzaretto Nuovo for a visit to the Teson Grande, the warehouse built in the 16th-century for the quarantine and decontamination of goods carried from ports suspected of the plague. Then the boat will anchor near the island for a sumptuous, four-course lunch onboard. Afterwards, sailing slowly through the salt marshes in the lagoon, you will return to the island of Le Vignole for a farewell Prosecco before disembarking.

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Cruise & Meal
# of People Price
2 people $1,582.00 per person
3 people $1,055.00 per person
4 people $791.00 per person
5 people $634.00 per person
6 people $528.00 per person

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Additional Information

Service includes: Cruise around the island of Sant'Erasmo with an appetizer served during navigation; visit to the Lazzareto Nuovo island; four-course meal on board; sailing through the lagoon and disembarkation on Le Vignole.

Sample Menu:

  • Appetizers in navigation: chickpea cream with savory and thyme on celery; crispy anchovies with aromatic herbs; fried cod balls in extra-virgin olive oil
  • On-board appetizer: cartoccio of filet of weever fish with aromatic herbs
  • First Course: open raviolo with wild hops and white silene flowers
  • Main course: baked Stargazer fish with potatoes and thyme
  • Dessert: "Seven Veils" pastry

  • Please note that this is not a fixed menu and is subject to the seasonal availability of products from the market. The primarily seafood menu of typical Venetian dishes includes two appetizers (one served during navigation); first course; main course and dessert. Fine regional wines are paired with each course.

    Transportation from/to the meeting point is NOT included in the total price. Select Italy will be happy to arrange a private transfer for a supplemental fee.

    Sites Included: Cruise around the island of Sant'Erasmo

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