B - Venice and its islands Print

laguna-veneta-web In the Venetian Lagoon, there are many islands, which had an important defensive and commercial role in the past. The islands that are still inhabited and can be visited are:

the Lido, which was important for its bathing establishment, but now known worldwide for the Venice International Film Festival

Murano, famous for the precious and unique Murano glass

Burano with its colourful houses that inspired many artists and its handmade laces

Torcello, an island with only 25 inhabitants and a wonderful cathedral. Inside you can admire the impressive mosaic of the Last Judgement

Sant’Erasmo and its lovely gardens

and also Mazzorbo, Le Vignole, Pellestrina, San Clemente, Mazzorbetto.

Some other islands are cloisters:

San Francesco del Deserto, an oasis of peace and silence

San Lazzaro degli Armeni, which is well known for its rich picture gallery and its collection of writings

San Michele, which is the cemetery of the city. You can visit it and see that many famous people, like Igor Stravinkij, were buried there

and San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo, la Certosa, Lazzaretto Nuovo.

The starting point of our tour is the Tronchetto car park. You will take a boat and reach Murano and Burano, when you will have also lunch. Then you will visit Torcello and finally, you will go back to Tronchetto.

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