The Brenta Naviglio flows into the Venetian lagoon, famous all over the world for Venice, but also for the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Few people know that the Riviera del Brenta, in addition to the noble villas, offers nature lovers unique itineraries along the banks of the river, bike tours in discovery of the most hidden corners or in the splendid setting of the southern lagoon, that possesses characteristics and features that are practically inaccessible and almost unknown nowadays. Discover one of the rarest, most delicate ecosystems, populated by a great many birds and unusual flora, an example of nature adapting to live amid the silt and brackish waters of the swampy lagoon shoreline. The tide goes in and out, covering and baring the little strips of land, whose particular vegetation changes color with the season, changing the entire aspect of the surrounding lagoon. It is a world where time seems to have stopped, where the deep silence is broken only by the cries of seagulls, where we can see the lagoon as it was centuries ago. With the fishing nets stretch to dry on the shoals, the fish traps floating near the surface, the fishing boats starkly outlined in the bright sunlight.

There are a number of different bicycle tours that visit the villas and mansions along the Riviera del Brenta. Probably one of the most popular is the one that leaves from StrĂ  and reaches the lagoon using the “low” road (with less traffic than SR 11) along the river. This itinerary visits lesser known but no less important villas like Villa Fattoretto Badoer, Villa Bon Tessier, Villa Tito etc. With the bicycle, tourists can also reach the islands of Lido di Venezia or Pellestrina on the ferryboats that leave regularly from Trochetto-Venice. Bikes can be rented directly in the area even for several days.

 

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