VdV srl was set up in 2003 in Certosa Island to plan, set up and manage recreational boating facilities and services in Venice lagoon, as well as to use nautical activities as a tool to help regenerate and revitalise degraded local areas.
In 2004 VdV opened VENEZIA CERTOSA MARINA, a multi-purpose centre for nautical activities, with the aim of revitalizing the abandoned island through the establishment of economic activities and services for residents and tourists.
The marina includes a boatyard for the construction and maintenance of traditional Venetian craft, technical support facilities for all kinds of leisure craft, training and promotional activities for water sports and a nautical school. The island has mooring facilities for all types of boats and leisure craft and a three-stars Hotel with Bar and restaurant.
In order to pursue its mission of regenerating the entire island, VdV completed a study for the renovation of the island’s buildings and open spaces with a public-private partnership that won the tender for managing the entire area for the next fifty years.