The island of Sant’Erasmo can be considered an oasis of peace and tranquility, far from the chaotic flow of tourists of Venice. Furthermore, this island is the largest of the northern lagoon. Since the Middle Ages were cultivated the fruits and vegetables that were used to supply the city.
Even today, the island retains the tranquility of the gardens and vineyards, interspersed with little deep canals mudbanks (in Venetian dialect called ghebi) that draw on the ground ordered plot. The slow pace and rurality of the island are contrasting with the traffic and chaos of Venice shopping. Of course, this makes St. Erasmus a peaceful corner of the countryside.
In summary, the island is about four kilometers long and is ideal for a bike ride or walks through cultivated fields, canals and lagoon landscapes. Therefore, observing the typical vegetable crops and natural areas of salt marsh and beach on the island known as the “garden of Venice.”
Particularly, in the “garden of Venice” every season has its fruits: you can taste the artichokes, the first artichoke picked to stimulate the production of the plant. As well as to collect the bladder campion/ maidenstears (so-called carletti) and wild sprouts (named bruscandoli), the sprouts of silene and hops sought to prepare tasty omelets and risotto.
At the end, the tour is easy and completely flat of 13 km.
The route follows paths and roads with little traffic and can be done on foot or by bicycle.
Availability: all year (subject to availability).
Departure point: to be agreed
Departure time: to be agreed. 3 hour tour
Languages available: English, Italian, German, Spanish
Inclusions: Local and Naturalistic guide for 3 hours approx.
Exclusions: What is not specified under “Inclusions”, Any stops not covered by the program, Lunch
Upgrade Experience: Lunch, dinner, coffee break, cocktails in a venetian restaurant, wine lesson, visits to the traditional farm and exclusive location.