NOVEMBER IN THE VENETIAN COUNTRYSIDE:
DISCOVERING THE “SANTA MARIA DELLA SALUTE” CATHOLIC CELEBRATION AND VISITING THE BASILICA OF ST. ANTONY OF PADUA
Available on the weekend from Nov., Friday the 20th to Nov., Sunday the 22nd 2014
You are invited to stay in the countryside near Venice during the Celebration for the Patron Saint “Santa Maria della Salute” (Saint Mary of the Health). The celebration, that has been instituted since 1630 and is still greatly celebrated from Venetian people, takes place every year on the 21st of November in honour of “Saint Mary of the Health”: in fact the Holy Mary is told to have ceased the epidemic plague of 1600 that killed more than ¼ of the inhabitants population of the city at that time. To facilitate the pilgrimage to the Church of Saint Mary of the Health, every year a votive bridge is built across the Grand Canal up to Santa Maria del Giglio, an area closed to Piazza San Marco. There will be also a visit to the majestic Basilica of St. Anthony, a church located in the near city of Padua that houses artistic trasures and the remains of the saint.
The offer consists in a holyday package including: stay, visits and meals.
Our schedule takes place in the weekend from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning.
There will be two trips to Venice to discover evocative places out of the usual tourist routes and to take part to the celebrations of Saint Mary of the Health. There will be also a trip to Padua, a city famous for the Basilica of St. Anthony, the beauty of its ancient center and its ancient university.
Before leaving the gests will be taken to a local Shopping Mall to buy “Made in Italy” branded goods at a suitable price.
An opportunity not to be missed to know Venice in a time of celebration and veneration and for visiting Padua and its Basilica.
Please notice that in the holyday package there will be some average-lasting walks: for this reason the package is addressed to couples from 30 to 65 years old (max 8 couples).
The schedule can be changed with no notice due to force majeure and at the Directorate discretion.
Scheduled meals, appetizers and breakfasts are on a fixed seasonal menu and the menu is the same for all guests.
We advise our guest to be on time and that the meeting for every trip is 10 minutes before the departure in order to check-in. The Directorate will not be reponsible for any circumstance due to deley or absence of the guests.
In case of rain the guests can be taken to some interesting museums in Venice or in other indoor cultural attractions selected from our staff.
We suggest our guests to wear confortable/sport clothes appropriate for the seasonal temperature, confortable shoes and in case of rain umbrella and raincoat.
The farm and the aparmentments are rural and simple, appropriate to the offered prices and can be particoularly appreciated from an audience looking for a simple and informal country enviroment.
Transfers and trips are operated with an 8 seats van property of the association equipped in a simple way but ideal for moving around on narrow countyside roads and in the city traffic.
THE PACKAGE IS ADDRESSED TO A GROUP OF A MINIMUM OF 6 PEOPLE.
ARE YOU A GROUP OF A MINIMUN OF 6 PEOPLE AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO MODIFY THE PACKAGE OR GET A TAILOR MADE TOUR PACKAGE?