Escursions in the Venice Lagoon and Veneto Region

ESCURSIONS IN THE VENICE LAGOON AND VENETO REGION

From Venice it is also possible to set out on a number of interesting excursions throughout the Veneto Region to the islands of the Lagoon to discover the Veneto Region itself as well as the cities of the mainland.
Once you have arrived in the Veneto Region’s most romantic city and visited its major monuments, other possible excursions might include the islands of the Lagoon of Venice. Daily transport links provide connections to the islands of Torcello, Murano and Burano, each with its own particular features. Of the Veneto Region excursion destinations, the island of Torcello is packed full of history and it is from here that people left to colonise and establish the city of Venice. The island of Murano is famous the world over for the production of marvellous glass products.

 

 

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San Francesco of the desert Island

SAN FRANCESCO OF THE DESERT ISLAND

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Nowadays St. Francesco of the Desert is inhabited, like some centuries ago, by some Franciscan friars. Tradition wants that St. Francesco from Assisi, while coming back from Palestina, stopped on this small island near Torcello, which in that period was called ‘Due Vigne’ in order to pray in solitude. When […]

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Murano Island

MURANO ISLAND

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Famous all over the world for the glass-making art, Murano Island owes its secular prosperity to a 1291 decree that ruled that all glass factories (where fires could easily be started thus jeopardizing Venetians’ homes) would have to be moved to this island. The Murano island, consisting of five main […]

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Burano Island

BURANO ISLAND

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The Burano island, which used to be famous for the art of lace-making, is at the heart of the Laguna Nord and owes its incredible charm to the colours of its houses: light-blue, red, yellow, purple… each house is painted in a different colour. Walking through the small streets and fondamenta you […]

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Saint Lazzaro of Armenians

SAINT LAZZARO OF ARMENIANS

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Among the few smallest islands inhabited and kept in excellent conditions, inside Venice Lagoon, there is the Saint Lazzaro of the Armenians one. At first it was used as a hospital for the admission od lepers; when the disease disappeared the island was abandoned and it remained desert for about […]

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Torcello Island

TORCELLO ISLAND

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This island of Torcello used to be a flourishing centre and is the place from where the Venetian civilization originated (it is here that the inhabitants of Altino took refuge to escape the barbarian invasions), but only the monumental centre has, miraculously, survived. From the landing jetty, you can reach […]

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Southern Lagoon: Lido, Chioggia and Pellestrina

SOUTHERN LAGOON: LIDO, CHIOGGIA AND PELLESTRINA

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The Southern Lagoon, namely the ‘water park’ of Venice, is full of secrets that, for not a long time, everybody has been able to visit on boath. This area, contained between the lagoon town and Chioggia, Lido island, Pellestrina Isle and the Riviera del Brenta, still nowadays represents a coffer […]

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San Servolo Island

SAN SERVOLO ISLAND

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Between 764 and 804 the Calbana family erected the church devoted to St. Servolo with annexed convent. But only from 1109 the San Servolo island became permanently the siege of a convent following the arrival of Benedictine nuns. The nuns stayed there for five centuries, until 1615 when they moved […]

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