The Lagoon Islands

The Venice Lagoon is home to Burano, Murano, Torcello and Mazzorbo, the most important islands after Venice’s historic centre. They offer great days out with plenty of excitement and history, which you can visit by public transport (the ACTV, leaving from the Terminal at Punta Sabbioni or the Treporti Ricevitoria). You can also take the “lance” – private boats that leave both from Jesolo and from the nearby Municipality of Cavallino-Treporti.  These are extremely interesting visits in terms of ethnography, landscape and art where a short itinerary is packed with an extraordinary amount of points of interest. This is the historic, artistic and popular heart of the Northern Lagoon that reveals the multiple, contradictory aspects of its current reality to visitors. It is an experience to be savoured, in a state of mind to discover the beauty of the noble signs of history for which this part of the Lagoon has been the setting and which can be combined with a great gastronomic experience, discovering the typical dishes of the Venice Lagoon in the many trattorias on the island. Don’t miss the urban landscape of Burano with its 1000 colours and the Lace Museum in piazza Galuppi, the Murano glassworks, the Torcello archaeological museum with the church of Santa Fosca and Santa Caterina in Mazzorbo with its lagoon landscapes. 

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