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Giugno 2022

Panoramica  |  Venezia  |  Toscana  |  Viaggiare  |  Pandemia

The Trip

June 18-25
** All passengers must be present for boat orientation at 2pm
on Sat 6/18 **

June 25 – July 2

The itinerary includes one week cruising the canals and natural waterways around Venice in two private rental boats, and one week staying at our own villa with pool in Tuscany. Add a few days on your own to tour the incredible city of Rome or elsewhere!

Boating in the Venice lagoon

June 18 – 25

Casale RETURN via Venice 
A blend of historic cities and peaceful islands, this itinerary offers 7 nights on-board our self-drive private rental boat, covering 200 km with 1 or 2 locks in about 15 to 22 hours of cruising (average 2.5 to 3.5 hrs/day). Opportunities to explore a couple of islands on rental bikes. We choose where to stop along the way and where to moor for the night – will pre-book a marina in Venice.

Our cruise starts with a short 2pm boat orientation at the LeBoat base, where we return at the end of our week:

Le Boat – Houseboat Italia Via Nuova,
Trevigiana 1, Lughignano de Casale Sul Sile,
31032 Casale sul Sile, TV, Italy
Phone: +39 (0) 339 192 2161

Possible itinerary:
Day 1: Depart 16:00, cruise to Casale, shopping
Overnight 6/18
Casale sul Sile town dock
Beautiful town on banks of Sile River with natural park and marvelous landscapes, mooring.
Day 2: Cruise down the river Sile in to Venice Lagoon
Quiet island in the Venetian Lagoon with a great basilica.
Must-see painted houses on this island known for its lace and Buraneo cookies.
Overnight 6/19
Mazzorbo company dock
Day 3: Cruise to Venice
Leave early – 1.5 hrs to Venice. Cruise past Piazza di San Marco before docking in marina 15 mins walk from center.
Day 4: Explore Venice
Overnight 6/20 & 6/21
Marina Santelena, Venice
Day 5: Cruise South Lagoon
Visit Lido di Venezia and/or Pellestrina – beaches and villages. Opportunity to rent bikes.
Overnight 6/22
Chioggia company dock

A traditional seaside town famous for its beach and fresh fish.
Day 6: Cruise back towards Venice
Overnight 6/23
Sant’Erasmo town dock
Countryside, biking, beach fort. Good mooring.
Day 7: Return to River Sile
Visit San Francesco del Deserto island and monastery.
Overnight 6/24
Casier town dock
Day 8: Return boat 09:00

Estimated Budget $1,022 per person*
Includes boat rental, fees, petrol, bike rentals, groceries & meals out.

4 cabin/4 bath w/AC & bimini sun shade
Ian & Marcelle, Nate & Abby, Eric & Laura, Madeline & Audrey

Sant Erasmo

For more details, go to the Le Boat Regional Overview

Villa Simpatia

June 25 – July 2

Luxury Villa located in a panoramic position, private heated pool, extensive park

5 stars  *  Wifi  *  A/C  *  Washer (no dryer)  *  Professional kitchen  *  Ping pong  *  Solar-heated pool  *  9 bed / 10 bath + 3 half-bath on ground floor

See full details on VRBO website

Villa Simpatia,
Via della Verna KM 5,
52011 Bibbiena, Italy

Can be found on google maps at the above address – also as Resort le Rose and Les Boudaliers

All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms

Ground floor
Marcelle & Ian – queen + twins
Ken & Susie – queen
Judy – queen

First floor
Charl – queen
Nate & Abby – twins
Laura & Eric – queen + single
Madeline & Audrey – queen + single
Gabi – queen
Chelsea – queen

Estimated $845 per person*
Includes accommodation, groceries, meals out & incidental entry fees
Car rental not included

In the Apenine foothills near a national park, this less-touristed area of Tuscany offers spectacular landscapes dotted with vineyards and olive groves. The region abounds with historic monasteries and villages, and offers lots of opportunities to enjoy all the delights of Italian cuisine.

Nearest town:
Bibbiena – 4 minutes

Scenic towns:
Arrezzo – 30 minuets
Lucignano – 1 hour
Cortona – 1hr 10mins
Florence – 1hr 20mins
Siena – 1hr 30min

Casentino National Park – 20 mins
Offers numerous hiking, walking & biking trails.
ebike rental $35/day



Marcelle & Ian25-MayUA 923Dep LAX 17:10Arr LHR 11:45 (5/26)
22-SepUA 935Dep LHR 16:15Arr LAX 19:20
Abby & Nate15-JUNAZ 621Dep LAX 15:15Arr FCO 12:15 (6/16)
10-JULAZ 620Dep FCO 9:10Arr LAX 13:15
Judy & Charl23-JunAZ 621Dep LAX 15:15Arr FCO 12:15 (6/24)
10-JULAZ 620Dep FCO 9:10Arr LAX 13:15
Ken & Susie21-JunAF 0083Dep SFO 15:25Arr CDG 11:15 (6/22)
22-JunAF 1304Dep CDG 14:10Arr FCO 16:15
06-JULAF 1105Dep FCO 12:15Arr CDG 14:25
06-JULAF 0082Dep CDG 15:50Arr SFO 18:20
ELMA13-JunLH 5897Dep LAX 19:55Arr ZRH 15:50 (6/14)
14-JunLH 2371Dep ZRH 16:55Arr MUC 17:45
05-JulLH 095Dep MUC 08:00Arr FRA 09:00
05-JulLH 456Dep FRA 10:30Arr LAX 13:05
Chelsea23-JunDL 152Dep JFK 19:25Arr FCO 10:25 (6/24)
02-JulFR 6342Dep FCO 16:10Arr BCN 17:55

Marcelle & Ian meeting Abby & Nate off plane
Overnight 6/16 in Albarese near Rome airport
Fri 6/17 drive to Treviso

ELMA driving from Munich 6/18

Marcelle, Ian, Nate, Abby by car

Chelsea driving Charl & Judy

Marcelle, Ian, Judy by car
Charl, Abby, Nate
by train
Sat 7/2 to Naples
Naples 7/2-7/6
Rome 7/6-7/9
Rome airport 7/9-7/10


Travel Restrictions

Updated 5/2/22
** Verify all information yourself ** ** Rules on entry locator form, vaccination validity and mask wearing is confusing and changing. There appears to be a requirement in EU countries for vaccination to be up-to-date, including requiring a booster **

Tests required for air travel will be validated by airline prior to boarding

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