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Convento di San Francesco del Deserto

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Venice: Venetian Lagoon Tour and Galleon Dinner

1. Venice: Venetian Lagoon Tour and Galleon Dinner

Discover the serenity of the enchanting city of Venice with a dinner cruise aboard a Venetian Galleon. Watch the city's lights reflecting on the water as you savor a gourmet meal while sipping on wine and Aperitivo. Pick from Central Deck seating and stern/prow seating. Meet your host in front of the Museo Navale in Venice and, once on board, the crew will lead you to your reserved table and offer you a delicious glass of Prosecco DOC. Sit by candlelight at an elegant table, and eat with a fine and well-finished service. Book the Central Deck for panoramic windows with exceptional views, or choose the prow/stern areas with tables for 4 that offer a more intimate atmosphere. On the prow, there are two small portholes at the top and there is no view of the outside. Select to sit at the stern which is connected to the kitchen/bar and has small windows for a partial view of the outside. Couples might be seated at one shared table (however, the tables are big enough to guarantee each couple privacy). Be swept away by the old-fashioned charm of a boat as you immerse yourself in in the magic of the Venetian Lagoon. At dusk, the Galleon will slowly leave shore and head into the northern lagoon. Take in views of the minor islands such as Sant’Erasmo, and San Francesco del Deserto. Taste a variety of delightful specialties prepared by the onboard chef while you sail towards the Venetian Arsenal and then past the islands of Vignole, Mazzorbo and the artistic Murano. Circumnavigate Burano which is famous for its picturesque, colorful houses and the Leaning Bell Tower. Sail back to the San Marco basin and past the island of San Giorgio. Head on to Venice and the cruise for a spectacular view of the San Marco basin. Disembark at the Museo Navale.

Venice: 4 Islands Full-Day Tour by Two-Decker Motorboat

2. Venice: 4 Islands Full-Day Tour by Two-Decker Motorboat

Cruise on a two-decker motorboat with a panoramic terrace to four famous islands around Venice. Toast with a glass of Prosecco to a fun-filled day in the sun on this unforgettable island adventure. Meet your tour in Venice, whereupon arrival you'll board the boat and get ready for your day of adventure. Along with your visit to the four islands, you'll also sail down the Giudecca Canal, the San Marco basin and the Venetian Lagoon, offering panoramic views of San Marco Square and the islands of San Servolo, San Lazzaro of the Armenians, Lido of Venice, and of the Venetian Arsenal. Glide on the boat to Murano Island to explore a glass factory and its showroom where you will see a glass-maker at work during a 1-hour stop with a guided tour. Next, hop back onto the boat and head to Torcello Island. Here, you have an hour to discover the island, the first settlement of the lagoon, at your own pace. Continue to Burano Island, a fishing village with colorful houses, where you will enjoy a 2-hour stop for a self-guided visit of the island, and a tasty lunch of your choosing. End at the exclusive San Francesco del Deserto Island. Stop here for 45 minutes for a guided tour in Italian of the convent and the island by a Franciscan Friar. Finally, hop back onto the boat and sip on a glass of Prosecco as you bask in the sunshine and warm breeze on your return journey.

Venice: Bike Tour and Honey Tasting on Sant’Erasmo Island

3. Venice: Bike Tour and Honey Tasting on Sant’Erasmo Island

Bike through Sant’Erasmo Island on this tour from Venice. Experience the tranquil lagoon and idyllic fields. Appreciate the relaxed and traditional lifestyle of the island's 700 inhabitants. Let your guide help you purchase water bus tickets to Sant'Erasmo island. Travel through the city's deep blue lagoon on the way to the island. Learn about how the island was a rural retreat for aristocrats and the main source of vegetable and fruit supplies for the Republic of Venice. Disembark the boat and walk down a small road that passes canals and ditches. Stop to pickup your bike rental. Start from a 19th century fort which is sometimes used for art exhibitions and surrounded by a moat. Ride along the lagoon, saltmarshes, and by a variety of crops like purple-hued artichokes. Take in views of wild landscapes while spotting the belfries of Venice from afar. Admire views of the San Nicolò harbour mouth at Lido island. Head to a local family-owned honey farmer that produces saltmarsh honey. Try the unique flavors of honey made from flowers that grow in the salty soil. Reach the northern part of the island where you can just make out the colored houses of Burano. View the San Francesco del Deserto monastery which is inhabited by Franciscan monks. Enter a church facing the lagoon to take in the local architecture. Have the option of taking a water bus back to Venice or staying on the island for dinner.

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What people are saying about Convento di San Francesco del Deserto

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 932 reviews

A fabulous trip, more prosecco and wine that we could possibly drink and the food was amazing. All staff on board very friendly and efficient. A must for anyone who visits Venice!

Great evening and super friendly staff, the meal is good and plentiful enough, plus we had the right to a magnificent sunset. schedules were adhered to.

The skewers were high but he managed to overcome. Quality food and wine, romantic atmosphere. Much

Divine food and wine, immaculate service and a wonderful experience

I highly recommend the beautiful cruise with amazing views