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Home Events ART BIENNALE EXPERIENCE 9 – 12 may 2017
The Art Biennale Experience happens sailing on board of the yacht of Lagunalonga



Venezia da Vivere organises from May 9 to 12, 2017 the format dedicated to Art Biennale. International influencers will take part, seen by hundreds of thousands followers, their images of Venice will reach millions of people around the world.

Life on water
The Art Biennale Experience happens sailing on board of the yacht of Lagunalonga, lead by the architect Francesco Calzolaio, expert in environmental matters. A discovery of the hidden gems of the Venetian Lagoon. Live an authentic Venetian Experience, explore the Lagoon, visit the Biennale thanks to Lagunalonga yacht.

Download the full program: english version / versione italiana

Home Events Lagunalonga at BOOT Duesseldorf 2017
Lagunalonga Venice Cruise at boot Düsseldorf

Lagunalonga stand at BOOT Duesseldorf LBH STAND hall 13 D71.

Come and visit us!

Home Events The Lagunalonga documentary at the University of Venice


The Lagunalonga documentary and cruise are present at the University of Venice.
The film has been presented Wednesday 20th april, 2016.


Home Events Chef on board


Chef on board: episodes of the television format of Nautical Channel, Airs December 20th, 2015 on the “Flavors of Venice” aboard Lagunalonga, with Andi van Zyl.
Flavors of the Lagoon of Venice narrates the outstanding experience of gastronomy on navigation, in the unique body of water that’s the lagoon of Venice. We sail in the most
interesting places of the lagoon, to show unique products and their best interpretations. Our yacht becomes a telescope that frames the best culinary experts in tradition and culinary innovation in Venice, but also the agricultural landscape of the lagoon and its great food and wine resources.
Basically we bring on board both the chefs of the best restaurants Venetian lagoon, and experts of the lagoon heritage. We navigate in the center of Venice as in the remotest corners of the lagoon, going close to vineyards and vegetable gardens, fish and mussels farms,restaurants and bars. We narrate not only the experience of sailing and cooking but these wonderful landscapes and the people who animate them. We face also parallel water themes, as local water sports and water crafts.

  • 1. Venice Zattere, GP Cremonini (Riviera)
  • 2. Venice Giudecca, Dimitri Gris (Covino)
  • 3. Venice Cannaregio, Maela Galli (Torrefazione Cannaregio)

In this section Andi, accompained by Francesco, meets the protagonist of the episode, the chef or restaurant owner. This can happen at home, restaurant, public square, vegetable garden, famous monument, market, etc. It will depend on the protagonist, or by the special guest. They get to know each other, Andi learns about the history of this personality and what is so special about the way he/she cooks. If it happens in a restaurant, she can taste some of the traditional dishes there. They can go shopping together at a market, etc.

THE BOAT: Andi and the protagonist go to the boat. He/she teaches Andi how the dish is prepared. They work together to create a splendid meal on board.

SPECIAL GUEST: arrives. This special guest can be an expert on Venetian wildlife, history, food, wine, or culture. He or she is an interesting and important personality to the life of the region. He or she must speak English. Andi, the protagonist, the special guest and Francesco dine together onboard while talking about the culture of the region and how the food connects to the land, why the dishes are prepared the way they are with these specific ingredients.

VISIT TO PLACE OF GUEST – possibility of going to the place the guest talks about



World Premier: Flavours of Venice


Flavours of Venice – Lagunalonga in the first episode


Flavours of Venice – Lagunalonga in the second episode


Flavours of Venice – Lagunalonga in the third episode

The program:
Tuesday 13: Venezia – Giudecca – Arsenale
walking/boat tour to Scuola Grande San Rocco, with the councilor Laura Picchio Forlati, towards Giudecca Zitelle urban vegetable garden and wineyard, with Michele Savorgnano, then lunch aboard with chef Dimitri Gris, sailing to Vignole and Arsenale, where we will be accompained by few venetian wooden sailing boats, with Giorgio Righetti, eventual visit to the Porta Nuova tower and the Bucintoro galley replica building site
Wednesday 14: Venezia – Zattere – South Lagoon
walking/boat tour to Piazza San Marco and visit to the CoE office with the director Luisella Pavan-Wolfe, to the Squero (gondola ship building) and the Cantinon (wine shop) at San Trovaso, till Riviera Restaurant, with the owner GP Cremonini, lunch aboard our yacht, sailing on the south lagoon, also aboard of the Playtime catamaran
Thursday 15: Venezia – Rialto – Cannaregio – North Laguna
visit to Palazzo Grassi – Punta Della Dogana with Alix Doran, Francois Pinault Fondation, then rowing tour to the Rialto fish market, and visit to the Torrefazione Cannaregio, with the owner Maela Galli, lunch aboard our yacht, sailing to Murano, and visit to LU glass factory Saturday 17 october 2015: Lagunalonga reception at Marina Santelena


Home Events The Lagunalonga documentary and cruise are present on the 2015 World Canal Forum
Lagunalonga at WCC Gent

The Lagunalonga documentary and cruise are present on the 2015 World Canal Forum, the main International event dedicated  to the canals. This year in Belgium at Gent, the film will be presented Monday 7th at 13.30 as in the program here

Home Events Italian Cultural Institute for the Netherlands

Friday, March 20, 20:00 – Keizersgracht 564, Amsterdam
Lagunalonga / HollandRoute
Travel in the Venice lagoon and in the HollandRoute discovering their tangible and intangible treasures
With Francesco Calzolaio and Hildebrand De Boer

Francesco Calzolaio introduces, with a brief presentation, “Lagunalonga“. The famous Venice lagoon that all think they know after the inevitable visit of a few days, actually contains many secrets hidden in the intricate network of ancient civilizations that have transformed over the centuries, in its beautiful landscapes, in its activities from archeology underwater military and industrial to traditional crafts, gourmet products, its unique wines in the world.
The arch. Francis Calzolaio worked, taught and collaborated on projects for the Venice Lagoon and the streets and the joints of the Mediterranean waters for the past 25 years. He is also president of “Venti di Cultura”.
In the same spirit, for the Dutch side, is attending the event Hildebrand de Boer, director of the Foundation HollandRoute, which will give us a parallel journey within the area of ??Amsterdam, in the ideal places of cultural heritage Dutch industry to agriculture, to water projects, infrastructure, social life, etc.
This is the information project “HollandRoute”, part of the european network, European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH), aimed at presenting the European industrial heritage, industrial and social and cultural.

More info

In english, free entrance. Book now

Trailer LagunaLonga

Home Events “Maison de l’Italie” and Venti di Cultura

Thursday, March 12 at 18:30 at the “Maison de l’Italie” of the Cité Universitaire in Paris.
We are pleased to invite you to the viewing of the documentary Lagunalonga about the Venice Lagoon in the presence of the producer, the architect Francesco Calzolaio, and office manager for UNESCO site management “Venice and its Lagoon”, the architect Katia Basili.

Free admission, limited seating available, RSVP to [email protected]

Programme of the evening:
6:30 p.m. / Greetings from the Director of the “Maison de l’Italie”, Professor Roberto Giacone
Greetings from the Italian Consul, Dr. Andrea Cavallari
Greetings from the Director of Institutional Affairs of the City of Venice, Dr. Luigi Bassetto
6:50 p.m. / speeches:
Mr. Francesco Calzolaio, president of the association Venti di Cultura documentary producer
Katia Basili, City of Venice, head office for the management of the UNESCO site “Venice and its Lagoon”
7:20 p.m. / screening of the documentary Lagunalonga
7:50 p.m. / exchange with the audience

A friendly drink will be offered by “Il casale del giglio”

Maison de l’Italie – Cité Internationale Universitaire
7, Boulevard Jourdan – 75014 Paris
(RER B and Tram T3: Cité Universitaire, Bus 21 and 67: terminus Porte de Gentilly)

Home Events Lagunalonga documentary film in Munich

Munich, Germany: Lagunalonga documentary film presentation, Wednesday 18 February 19 pm, and opening of the Lagunalonga exhibition, till march 27; at the Italian Cultural Institute, here the invitation and program

Home Events Lagunalonga on IWI News

The Newsletter of Inland Waterways International includes an article that invites to Lagunalonga: “The other Venice revealed”, by Dave Ballinger, President of IWI.
See the article at pag 6