Daniel A. Tanner - Mar 6, 2023
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The Venetian capital is surely known for its magnificent canals, the lagoon, the historic center and its islets, but it is only one of the best Italian hamlets and amazing towns to visit in the country. In addition to the big cities, like Milan with its Navigli, there are also many small towns on the canals to be discovered – brought to you by Tourism Review.

Peschiera del Garda

Let's start from Northern Italy, precisely from the Veneto. Located on the shores of the magnificent Lake Garda, on the border between the provinces of Brescia and Mantua: here is the town of Peschiera sul Garda, one of the most amazing towns on the canals to see in Italy.

Access to the city takes place through two gates (Porta Verona and Porta Brescia), while the historic center is delimited by the walls.

In Peschiera, you can admire medieval palaces, fortifications, bridges and navigable canals with small boats that will allow you to cross the walls by water.

A beautiful panoramic point not to be missed is the Bastione San Marco: here, just above the walls, the view is spectacular. Also, you absolutely must experience the walks on the Ponte dei Voltoni on the Canale di Mezzo, where you can stop in the beautiful restaurants and clubs directly overlooking the lake.


Let's stay in Veneto, but we move to the Province of Venice: here is Chioggia, one of the most beautiful towns on the canals to see in Italy.

Chioggia is located on the border with the Venetian lagoon and is bathed by the mouths of the Adige and the Po. The town is famous for the production of “sal Clugiae”, the salt of Chioggia, which was defined as the white gold of the Serenissima Republic of Venice.

Amazing medieval hamlet is crossed by 3 canals: the most important is the Canal Vena crossed by 9 bridges (the best known is Ponte Vigo). Do not miss a visit to the main historical monuments like the Bell Tower of Sant'Andrea which houses the Clock Museum.

Valeggio on the Mincio

Let's go back to Veneto, but on the border with the Province of Mantua: we are in Valeggio sul Mincio, one of the most beautiful hamlets on the canals to visit in Italy.

The small town is crossed by the Mincio river and the Virgilio canal: among the places of greatest cultural interest, we mention the Scaliger Castle and the beautiful Villa Sigurtà with its magnificent park waiting to be discovered.

Borghetto sul Mincio

A stone's throw from Valeggio we can reach Borghetto sul Mincio, a small hamlet that stands at the foot of the Visconteo bridge. Almost all of its houses overlook the Mincio.

In the historic center of Borghetto you can visit the church of San Marco Evangelista on foot being pedestrian and closed to traffic.


We have arrived on the Po delta, in Emilia Romagna, in the Comacchio valleys: this beautiful hamlet is characterized by the numerous alleys, bridges and canals on which small colored boats sail which make everything even more magical.

Overlooking the Ponte degli Sbirri you can admire some of the most amazing monuments of Comacchio: the Palazzo Bellini and the Trepponti on one side, the ancient Ospedale degli Infermi on the other side.


Rasiglia is a small hamlet located in Foligno, Umbria: better known as the “Borgo dei ruscelli”, it is crossed by emerald-colored stretches of water that make it a real postcard.

The historic center is very small but characterized by many narrow streets: inside you can visit the beautiful church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.


Let's go back to the beautiful city of Venice, but we move on to the island of Burano: here the colors and flowered balconies take over and it is impossible not to fall in love at first sight with this magical place.

Burano has a single main square where you can visit the main monuments: the Lace Museum, the Church of San Martino Vescovo and the Palazzo del Municipio.

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