Do not forget to reach Venice by train is the shortest way, it's safer, less tiring and it's saving money
The departure station is close to B&B and the destination station is on the Canalgrande.
There is a train every hour that takes you to Venice in a 45 minutes of comfortable travel, and even coming back
Arriving Venice with your car
remember that is easier to find free parking places at the Tronchetto terminal, than in the Piazza Roma parking.
Furthermore, at Tronchetto the People Mover will take you to Piazza Roma just in 3 minutes
The best way to reach Venice is certainly to take the public water-line in Chioggia
and trace the lagoon navigating island after island ...
It's a long journey and a bit tiring, but you'll remember it all the life!
Your trip start with a visit of Chioggia, known as "Little Venice", which is a small fishers village
with an important fish market.
Travel must be done in the warmest summer months as the sea breeze is pretty cool
especially the early morning.
Should already be in Chioggia at 8am, you must buy the "12-HOUR Travel Card"
and take a boat for Pellestrina Island where you'll disembark in the lower island side.
A shuttle bus will take you for transfer to upper side,
where you can immediately take the ferry to Piazza San Marco, or navigate to one of the beautiful
Island of the Laguna (Torcello, Burano, Murano, Lido ...) and from there go to Piazza San Marco.
However you choose which island you visit and which boat to take.
As a last step, you do so to be in Piazza S. Marco, as from there start the private boat
for the direct fast run to Chioggia, with no intermediate stops.
In the evening you will find yourself in Chioggia, where you left your car, and you can go to eat the fish
in one of the many "Trattorias" in the port.
Ask Vivian or Franco, the day before, boats time-table and rates
Staying Chez Vivì you can visit, all around, some very interesting street-markets.
You can go on Monday to Monselice, Thursday to Montegrotto and Sunday to Solesino.
But above all, you must visit the Saturday morning market in "Prato della Valle", in Padua, where you will find clothing, shoes, flowers, antiques, bric-a-brac, ethnic ...and many other things!
When you visit Venice, you can see the Lagoon and the Islands, using the typical "vaporetto"
To save money, you should not buy an ordinary tichek, but require the "12-HOUR Travel Card"
and for the whole day you can travel allowing you to change ferry at your own choice
going from one place to another.
In the Valsanzibio village, close to Arquà Petrarca
there is the Villa Barbarigo, an ancient Palladio style villa
with a wonderful garden.
This garden is the most important and
unspoiled baroque garden in the world
achieved in the 1669 by the Venetian nobleman
The Garden of Valsanzibio has preserved all its original features
unalterated thanks unceasing and careful attentions
received first of all by six successive generations
of Barbarigo since its creation in 1669.
The Colli Euganei area is one of the most important wines producer.
Staying Chez Vivì you can visit the most important Wineries, but also of simple farmers and vintners, from which you can directly buy their wine at very cheap prices.
The most popular varieties of wine are the Serprino white and the 2 blacks Merlot and Cabernet.
Lunch & Dinner
Arquà Petrarca is very well organized for your
lunch or dinner. There are many all comfortable
and characteristic places.
You can choose between a simple and cheaper shanwich-shop or a pizzeria, or a saving wine-shop with snack, but also a good Trattoria, with the genuine regional cuisine, or a luxury restaurant. You can also find a restaurant that cooks for you fresh fish, or a typical American Steak-House, which will serve you a wonderful grilled "Fiorentina" steak.
... But do not forget the Viviana's cuisine, appreciated by all Guests ...
The photographs are kindly provided by Vignalta Winery
Bed & Breakfast
I-35032 Arquà Petrarca (PD) - Via Palazzina, 28 - Tel +39 340 2598267