We have to tell the truth, the whole truth. Sleeping in a tent has never been in our ropes. Even when we were young, when many of our friends told us about their camping experiences, we were never attracted to this type of holiday. Whether you like it or do not like it.
Luxury Tent at the Glamping
Or, at least so far this was the road and there were no middle streets unless you face miles to experience the exotic adventure of sleeping under the stars in tents that allow you to stay in touch with nature with a touch much more chic and wanted.
From 2009 the experience of spending the night in extra-luxury tents, enjoying the beautiful Venetian countryside all around, with all the conveniences at hand, as well as mirrors, cushions and crystal chandeliers included, you can live in the Glamping Canonici of San Marco in Mirano, 13 kilometers from Venice.
Built in Canonici of San Marco Street from which it takes its name, the Glamping managed by Emanuela and Monica in 2014 moved to this beautiful area that extends between the Venetian Lagoon and the river Brenta where the Doges and the ancient and noble Venetian families they had their summer homes.
Since we discovered this possibility, much closer to our tastes of the classic camping with Canadian and sleeping bag, we had the desire to try the formula of glamping, a word that comes from the English expression glamorous camping. And that is to indicate a place where you sleep in a tent, but with all kinds of comfort, from the bed to the shower to the soft terry towels and sheets in refined fabrics, up to the pellet stove to warm the nights in the cooler seasons and air conditioning to feel good in summer.
In the case of Canonici of San Marco you must speak of a real resort with dreamy curtains with four-poster beds, retro-style sofas, bathroom with shower, fridge and even the pillow menu and bubbles for guests welcome. All immersed in nature with passages through corridors of tall bamboo and leafy trees to ensure freshness.
Without forgetting that design and the environment go hand in hand. In fact, this trend, born in Africa and in Australia, takes up the idea of traditional camping, even if in a glamorous key, paying close attention to respect for nature and combining the comforts of a chic stay in a “green” context. The eco-structures, outside perfectly integrated into the environment, are within in real 5-star suites where East and West meet.
In the case of the Glamping of Mirano there is also the added value of being able to spend a romantic holiday in the middle of nature but a stone’s throw from Venice! Enjoying the quiet of the silent countryside between wheat fields and orchards and in the morning of the rich and delicious breakfast served in the seventeenth-century barchessa based on homemade desserts based on ancient family recipes, homemade jams and hot bread, yogurt and milk directly from ‘dairy company, and even the salty to satisfy everyone’s tastes.
In warm weather breakfast is offered in the enchanting garden hidden among the ancient walls dominated by the ancient fig tree, a perfect corner for relaxing moments or to enjoy a good aperitif in the company but also to enjoy some solitary moments abandoning yourself to the pleasant reading of a good book.
The barchessa also has a cozy dining room where local products can be tasted on request and the Cantinetta, a cozy and charming environment, to taste local wines from local wine cellars and enjoy the romantic “Chic pic-nic” by candlelight basis of what is produced by the farm of the same owners.
On the first floor there are the two suites, the last ones created for the guests together with the tents in the green: these also inspired by Venice and its lagoon starting from the name. The color of the floor characterizes the Rosso Veneziano which shows off an original collection of appliqués along with a beauty linked to the passing of time and to a “lived” life.
The other, more intimate and refined, is called Verde Laguna and refers to the lagoon environment and the gold of the ancient buildings of the city of the Doges.
The four Luxury Tents, instead, take the names of trees to reinforce the bond with the surrounding nature: from the Bagolaro and Bamboo suites that can accommodate up to six people to the Gelso and Khaki tents with a large double bed and two single beds.
Our? The Kaki, perfect witness of the eclectic choices of the landlords, with a slightly ‘hippie style, a little’ gipsy, with a pinch of ethnic and also vintage: for those like us who love freedom.
Freedom that is perfectly guaranteed even for the 4 legs that can walk with their humans in the estate that is completely fenced. Routes in safety even for those who want to take advantage of a ride away from traffic with bicycles available to guests.
So we did not really know how to resist the glamping charm and we are already thinking, leaving Otto home this time, to fly to Bali to make us wrap by the lush nature in which the tents of Sandat Glamping Tents are immersed, in the Ubud area, one of the the world’s most exclusive destinations among lush rice fields.
Glamping Canonici di San Marco
Via Accoppè Fratte 14, Mirano (Venezia)
Info: +39 340 7513727 – +39 041 5703531