Discover the archipelago aboard the legendary Riva boat
The Gritti Palace is delighted to partner with The Ferretti Group to offer Riva Brand Experience by Luxury Collection. An experience like no other with the brand synonymous worldwide since 1842 with elegance, status and perfection. Riva Brand Experience by Luxury Collection includes itineraries through the northern and southern lagoons to reveal the beauty of the archipelago’s heritage, eco-systems, traditions, spirituality and timeless panoramas.
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Select from one of the following unique experiences exclusively as a guest of The Gritti Palace:
- Classic Excursion
Discover the magic and heritage behind the exquisite glass of Murano, the colored houses and lace of Burano and the traditions of the fascinating island of Torcello.
- The Archeology, Vegetable Garden and Historic Fortifications of the Lagoon
Explore the most important historical sites of the lagoon: the secret history of Lazzaretto Vecchio, Sant'Erasmo, the islands of Le Vignole and the fortress of Sant'Andrea.
- Art and Spirituality
This journey unravels through the most important islands of the lagoon, taking a deep look into the religious aspect of their history including the beautiful church of San Giorgio del Palladio.
- Excursion of the Historical Fortresses
Discover the numerous fortresses that surround the islands of Venice. Discover Sant'Andrea delle Vignole, Sant'Erasmo and the Massimiliana Towers, delightful Murano and the island of San Michele which is home to Venice’s monumental cemetery where numerous illustrious personalities are buried.
- The Lagoon and Fishing Tourism
Unlock the traditions of sea-fishing in the lagoons. Delight in a lunch of the freshest fish and journey from Venice's Lido down to the Alberoni, returning to Venice via Fusina at the historic delta of the Brenta river.
- Between the Sea and the Lagoon
An unusual itinerary journeying almost out to the open sea, passing the Lido, historic Malamocco, Pellestrina and as far as Chioggia, known as 'the other Venice'.
- Art, Culture and the Lagoon
Art is present on many of the lagoon islands. Discover Santa Maria delle Grazie, the private island of San Clemente, San Lazzaro degli Armeni with its historic monastery, the international university of San Servolo, the church of San Giorgio and Santa Cristina.
For more information on these unforgettable experiences, please fill in our online booking form here, or contact the Concierge on (+39) 041 794720.
Please note that reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance.
Terms and Conditions
Advance reservation required. Riva Experience by Luxury Collection experiences are available from 1 April 2014 until 31 October 2014, Mondays through Saturdays. The Acquariva boat may host a maximum of 7 people including the boat driver. Prepayment of Riva Experience by Luxury Collection experiences is required 7 days in advance of the reservation. No penalty will be charged for cancellations received 24 hours prior to the reservation. Cancellations received within 24 hours of the reservation will be subject to 100% penalty. In case of bad weather excursions may be cancelled without penalty and rescheduled for the following day subject to availability of the Acquariva boat. Riva Experience by Luxury Collection experiences do not include itineraries down the Grand Canal.