“The Brenta Riviera as a suburb of Venice, a delightful site for the Venetian patricians“.
The Brenta Riviera is made up of districts and green spots along the ancient course of a river linking Padua to Venice. This was the ideal extension of Venice onto the mainland almost a continuation of the lagoon city:between the 16th and 18th century the Brenta Riviera experienced a golden age which turned it into a privileged holiday resort for rich Venetian nobles.
They built dozens of villas along its riverbanks, designed and decorated by masters of Italian art, visited by artists popes, kings and men of culture, envied for their beauty, inhabited as country houses where they celebrated ritual floating processions, sumptuous dinners and festivities lasting until dawn.
The Brenta Riviera is an excellent starting point for excursions to the major Venetian tourist sites: cities of art, lagoons, marshes, seaside and mountain resorts.
(distance: Venice 15 km, Padua 22 km, Abano Terme 30 km, Chioggia 30 km, Treviso 30 km, Vicenza 50 km, Verona 90 km, Cortina d’Ampezzo 150 km).)