Yachting Land Adventure

The Hidden Jewels of Venice

Discover the history of a noble staircase behind closed doors. Leave the pier by private motor launch and after a scenic drive you will arrive to Campo Manin. Few minutes walk and you will arrive to the Scala del Bovolo for a behind closed doors visit. A private guide will illustrate the history of the beautiful Scala. With only yourself and your fellow SeaDreamers, you will get to know the building that the Contarini family owned throughout the eighteenth century. At the beginning of the nineteenth century the property passed to Domenico Emery of Toulon, and it was at that stage that Arnaux Marseille, known as “the Maltese”, converted Palazzo Contarini into a lodging house. One of the guests, German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel, discovered comet C/1859 and the Merope Nebula of the Pleiades from the top of Palazzo Contarini’s tower– the so-called terrazza also known as the Belvedere, where the scientist used to carry out his telescopic observations. In 1849, the year of Domenico Emery’s bequest, the property was settled on the Fraterna dei Poveri di San Luca, an institution providing assistance to the needy members of the parish. Since then, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo has been connected to the city of Venice’s welfare services and is today owned and used by I.R.E. and the City of Venice. After the visit a glass of prosecco or Bellini will be served with some snacks in the beautiful Belvedere. This is a beautiful and unique experince that you will carry with you long after leaving Venice behind you.

Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

Port: Venice

Duration: 2 hours

Price: 329 USD