Venice Islands

The Lagoon of Venice and its surrounding islands

The Lagoon of Venice is full of many uninhabited islands and each of these has a morphology completely different from the other.



murano island tour

Ex Convent of Sisters The Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli with the adjacent Campanile of the ancient monastery of Murano whose origin dates back to 1187, is a church that covers a large area where there were some salt marshes, lakes and mills. Today’s building retains traces of numerous changes that make it a

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san lazzaro venice

Charm and mystery The striking island of San Lazzaro Venice is located in the lagoon where stands the Monastery of the Mekhitaristi. On the island, was born a prime location in the world for the dissemination of Armenian culture. In the past, the island boasted a perfect location for the quarantine, in the twelfth century

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venice lagoon

Venice lagoon with sandbanks and ghebi Venice Lagoon covers an area of 550 square kilometers and only 8% is made of emerged earth. It is connected with the Adriatic Sea by three outlets: Lido San Nicolò, Malamocco and Chioggia. The north, consists of the islands of Murano, Pellestrina, Burano, Torcello, Mazzorbo and Vignole; in the

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venice islands

Venice Islands rich of beauty and mystery Mazzorbo is connected to Burano by a wooden bridge. Today, it is inhabited by a few families involved in the cultivation of kitchen gardens, vineyards and orchards. In the past, there were five parish curches, six monasteries and a number of noble villas. Today, the church of Saint

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chioggia

Chioggia with its glorious past Thanks to some evidences, the origin of Chioggia dates back to 2000 b.C., when the Pelasgians, a population from Thessaly founded it under the name of Cluza (artificial city). There are also proofs of its existence in the Roman Empire, but it was only during the barbarian invasions with the

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torcello

Time stands still in Torcello Torcello with its port, mettallurgical, glass and woollen industries was, before Venice, a thriving centre of commerce. During the peak period, on the island flourished noble families and the number of inhabitants reached 50.000 units. Since 638 until 1689 it also was the Archbishop’s Holy See. From the thirteenth century

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lace tablecloths

Colorful houses and production of lace tablecloths Lace Tablecloths. Burano was one of the first colonized islands by the Altino’s inhabitants who tried to get away from the barbaric peoples who were invading northern Italy. Situated in the north-east position of the lagoon was and it is still subject to bora winds, for this reason

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murano glass

Masterpieces at Murano glass Murano Glass is probably the most famous islands of the lagoon and, as Venice, it is made up of a number of islands connected by bridges and crossed Grand Canal. Since the middle ages, it took benefit from an administrative autonomy with its own mayor and a Grand Council; autonomy that

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bragozzo boat

History of Bragozzo Boat Bragozzo boat was used for fishing and transportation of goods from the islands of Kvarner. It sailed inside the lagoon and off the coast. The spread of bragozzo boat developed in the eighteenth century when the fishers from Chioggia replaced it for economy reasons to the tartan. The hull had a

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alberoni

White beach of Alberoni Alberoni are a pristine stretch of beach, pine forest and Sand Dunes of absolute beauty. The coasts of the Adriatic represents the remaining deployment of dunes that defined since Roman times the extended system of lagoons from the Po Delta until the Venice Lagoon, continuing up to the valleys of Caorle and the

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