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Venice - The Floating City

Caroline Blatter

At the very top of the Adriatic Sea lies the floating city of Venice, built on over 100 small islets within the Venetian Lagoon...

...and is separated from the sea by a strip of land called the Lido di Venezia. Yachts can enter the lagoon through the Lido-San Nicolo Canal – a deep water channel that leads right up to St. Mark’s Square, where yachts can  berth alongside or on moorings - but must have the assistance of yacht agents.    

For those yachts on an owners cruise or on charter in the Adriatic this summer, head for the romantic city of Venice before moving on to the beaches and emerald waters of Croatia & Montenegro.

With no roads, just canals – this enchanting city is packed with culture & history – spanning ancient Renaissance & Gothic Palaces, galleries with centuries old collections of art, modern exhibits, romantic Gondola rides, fascinating museums to world renown classical music concerts in deconsecrated churches. Iconic operas in the beautifully restored La Fenice Opera House are a must, with the 75th Venice International Film Festival at the end of August attracting a host of international artists. This prestigious event is the oldest Film Festival in the world, held at Venice Lido. 

2018 Summer Dates:

75th Venice International Film Festival29th August – 8th September 

Opera at La Fenice Opera House : 19th August - 30th October 

The Barber of Seville by Rossini: August 19, 24, 26, 29 ; September 7, 19, 23, 27 ; October 4, 6, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30. 

La Traviata by Verdi: August 25, 28; September  5, 8, 12, 13, 16, 18, 21, 28, 30; October 5, 7, 9. 

Madame Butterfly by Puccini: September 6, 9, 11, 20, 22, 29 

Contact & Tel: +39 041 2424

Summer can bring huge crowds to this exquisite city built on water – but with experience and knowledge you can find the more secluded Venice – full of secret squares, lively wine bars & exquisite restaurants.

Contact experienced & highly professional Antonio Gusella of Gusella Shipping & Yachting Agency to guide and support you through a stay in Venice; agents are needed to arrange berthing / formalities and for knowledgeable local yacht support.

Antonio comes highly recommended to us at the Superyacht Services Guide by other Captains for his professional, honest & uncomplicated dealings, advice and prompt communications - fluent English speaking too.

Contact: Antonio Gusella

Tel: +39 041 936 277



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