Itinerari naturalistici: la laguna sud di Venezia

Imagine visiting the southern lagoon aboard a boat, accompanied by a naturalist guide : an exciting experience which will make you discover a very delicate ecosystem.
The guides, who will accompany you on this tour through the lagoon environment, have technical, scientific and ethnographic skills, in order to make your tour educationally interesting and unforgettable.
They’ll take you by boat and on foot to places of rare beauty and absolute silence, where you’ll certainly feel in harmony with natural environment, which once used to be all around us.
Peacefulness, nature, flora and fauna, allow you to completely turn-off your mind, relax from everyday stress and live a healthy unique experience.

All these lagoon places are almost unexplored and unpolluted, a sort of inaccessible spots: they’ll make you feel profound sensations which are positive both for your body and your mind.
The Venetian lagoon is in the middle of one of the main flyaways between Europe and Africa, an important wet land where water birds from the north of Europe spend their winter. You can also do birdwatching and observe the flora which adapted to the salty environment.

It’s a lagoon world between sky and water, where fishing is the most popular activity: it’s not uncommon to see fishing boats, nets and above all the famous fishing lodges, a unique example of Venetian lagoon architecture. The expert guides will also tell you some legends about these places, made of nature, fishing and shooting.


Itinerary “Laguna Sud” – full day – blue route:·
Meeting at Valle Cornio-Lova in Campagna Lupia at 9.00/9.15 p.m. – Departure at 9.30 a.m. – Return at 5.30/6.00 p.m.
Departures are from the canal of Cornio, an ancient branch of the river Brenta, a privileged observation post for several species of birds.
Navigating through the swamps you’ll get to Valle Zappa’s fishing house, the first leg of the tour where you’ll learn some fishing techniques.

Then, from the “valle” you’ll get to the second leg, the beach of Pellestrina, where you’ll have lunch.

Slowly, through mussel farms and dolphins, the boat will return towards the southern lagoon swamps.
You’ll get to the swamps area again and there, after a pause* at the Valle Zappa’s shooting lodge, you’ll be taken back to the point of departure.

The described route may be covered both clockwise or anticlockwise, depending on the tide.

*The pause at Valle Zappa’s shooting lodge depends on the possible presence of other guests.

Prices: € 33,00 adults – € 25,00 children from the age of 6 to 12, free from the age of 0 to 5.
The prices include the boat transport and the nature guide; they refer to the departure from Valle Cornio.

Itinerary “Valli da pesca” (fishing swamps) – half day – orange route:
Meeting at Valle Cornio-Lova in Campagna Lupia at 8.45 a.m. – Departure at 9.00 a.m. – Return at 1 p.m.
· Meeting at Valle Cornio-Lova in Campagna Lupia at 2.15 p.m. – Departure at 2.30 p.m. – Return at 6.30 p.m.

You’ll navigate along the river Cornio, where you can watch several species of birds.
You can also admire the beautiful and unusual Valle Zappa’s shooting lodge and, a bit further on, the ancient Padovana tower of Valle Figheri, the ruins of Prime Poste and Millecampi’s lodges.

The tour will stop at a fishing swamp to see the facilities used for fish farming.
Prices: € 25,00 adults – € 18,00 children from the age of 6 to 12.
The prices include the boat transport, the crew and the nature guide; they refer to the departure from Valle Cornio.
The tours leave from Valle Cornio’s agency’s office, in Lova di Campagna Lupia, on the state road S.S. Romea 309 (E55), which links Venezia/Mestre to Chioggia/Ravenna, at the Kilometric sign 110.

How to get to Valle Cornio:

For those coming from Venezia/Mestre the access to Valle Cornio is on the left, 2 km after the exit to Lugo.

From Venice you can reach the agency by the ACTV public transport, suburban bus route No 80, stop at Valle Cornio on request.