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Andrea Rossi

What is this?

Join Andrea Rossi, a passionate fourth-generation fisherman - featured on National Geographic - in an unforgettable boat tour that delves into the lagoon's heritage. Set out from Burano, explore the wonders of Torcello, and discover the diverse flora and fauna of the lagoon, complete with a fascinating demonstration of traditional net fishing. You'll also encounter thriving bird communities. Take the time to savor the lagoon's tranquility, capture photographs, and immerse yourself in the world of aromatic aquatic plants that have shaped Venetian cuisine for centuries. Lunch is at Venissa’s Osteria on Mazzorbo, and a vineyard visit awaits to uncover the secrets of Dorona, the native grape variety of the Venetian lagoon, from which Venissa's exceptional wines are crafted. With each step, you'll feel the lagoon's rich history and natural wonders come to life.

What makes this unique?

Discover the flora and fauna of the Venetian lagoon, lunch at Venissa’s Osteria Contemporanea and end with a small wine tasting tour at Venissa. Along the way, you'll find plenty of photo opportunities, with stops for foraging, a chance to observe the differences in various species of clams, and the possibility of seeing pink flamingos and other birds. Andrea is a genuine representative of Burano's fishing culture. His primary mission in offering tours is to ensure the preservation of the traditional practices of the Venetian lagoon — this includes gathering edible plants from the mudflats and employing ancient fishing techniques. This tour promises a blend of scenic beauty, rich history, culinary delight, and a rare insight into the art of wine-making in the Venetian lagoon.

What is the profile of the host?

Andrea Rossi, a 4th generation fisherman from Burano, is deeply knowledgeable about the Venetian lagoon. He speaks Italian and Spanish fluently and understands a little English. His commitment to sustainable fishing and preserving the lagoon's heritage makes him an exceptional guide.

What to bring?

Hat. Sunscreen. A wind-cheater or jacket is always a good idea. Winters are very cold, so dress appropriately. ** For your safety, this tour may be canceled in bad weather. Andrea will message you via Chat if any slight time adjustments are needed due to tides. ***Please notify Andrea through chat once the booking is complete if the group includes young children. This will enable him to make necessary preparations, including arranging suitable safety jackets and other essential provisions.

How do we get there?

This tour starts and ends in Burano. From Venice to Burano, it's a 25 min ride by private water taxi or a 45 min ride on the public vaporetto (runs from 5AM on). Meet Andrea at Burano vaporetto stand.
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EUR 464
per person
Private experience
6 hours
This experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 people to manage base costs and logistics. Children below 6 years can join free-of-charge. What's included: A toast in the middle of the lagoon with Venetian prosecco and Burano sweets. Plus coffee and water. A 3-course lunch and small tasting at Venissa is included.
Offered in English, Italian, Spanish
Private experience
6 hours
This experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 people to manage base costs and logistics. Children below 6 years can join free-of-charge. What's included: A toast in the middle of the lagoon with Venetian prosecco and Burano sweets. Plus coffee and water. A 3-course lunch and small tasting at Venissa is included.
Offered in English, Italian, Spanish
calendar
EUR 464
per person
Private experience
6 hours
This experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 people to manage base costs and logistics. Children below 6 years can join free-of-charge. What's included: A toast in the middle of the lagoon with Venetian prosecco and Burano sweets. Plus coffee and water. A 3-course lunch and small tasting at Venissa is included.
Offered in English, Italian, Spanish
Private experience
6 hours
This experience accommodates a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 people to manage base costs and logistics. Children below 6 years can join free-of-charge. What's included: A toast in the middle of the lagoon with Venetian prosecco and Burano sweets. Plus coffee and water. A 3-course lunch and small tasting at Venissa is included.
Offered in English, Italian, Spanish