A day should be spent on the islands of the Northern Lagoon - Murano, Mazzorbo where you can walk across to Burano and from Burano the ferry to Torcello. After all this sightseeing its enjoyable to spend an hour or two sailing back to Venice via the southern Lagoon and the lido.
Murano is famed for is glass, Mazzorbo for its market garden artichokes, Burano for lace and tranquil Torcello has a church with amazing frescos.
Two Islands that you should really see are Murano and Burano Islands. Murano is famous for Venetian glass and Burano for hand made lace. I really prefer the slower pace of Burano Island and the homes are really picturesque.
For more information on these Islands check out my Travel Pages.
What is it that people are attracted by water?
Most of us love it. It brings life maybe....
is it that.
We chose a campground near the sea at
'Lido Del Cavallino'
We drove witht the car to the end of the
That place is 'Punta Sabbioni'.
A lot of parking space is provided...
Of course you have to pay for that service.
They got different prices , but also a different
approach. The first one gives a ticket with
a number , so you can only get your car .
The other one has got a nice parking lady
helping Frederik to park under the shaded
garage. (which was quit hopeless and
hilarious at the same time).
Anyway , it will cost you between 5 and 8 euro.
You can also park a little farther and have a
nice walk along the water.
We were lucky , it was like if the boat was
waiting for us. 6 euro , peanuts.
And for that price we got an hour of sailing.
Don't lean over that fence to far...lol.
To be honest we found cruising towards
Venice exiting. We were like little children on their first boattrip. We didn't even knew at
what side of the city we would end up.
I didn't go to Murano but if you want to buy Murano glass as a souvenir go to Murano island or buy these at any souvenir shop in Venice, Milan, etc... these can be found anywhere.
If you go in summer then a trip to the Lido is a must. I went in March and the weather was still a bit cold for a swim but it was a good day out. I think you need vaporetto 82 to go to Lido. There you can rent a bicycle and tour the island. Or take the busy avenue in front of the vaporetto station, the beach it's at the end of that road.
Torcello, Murano, Burano, San Michele are some of the Islands in the lagoon off Venice.
I have actually done separate pages under each of the above..............Have a look (~_~)
They are all lovely in their own ways, but personally Torcello was my Favourite
The Island you can see in the middle distance is Giudecca Island which is nearly opposite the San Marco Piazza. I have to admit we didnt get there on this trip,Next time ................
The Near church you can see in the photo is the Campo della Salute, in the area of Dorsoduro.
The view of it taken from the top of St Marks Bell Tower is Beautiful
These are both easy to get to using the vaporettos which leave regularly from St Marks Square and very quaint. Murano is famous for it glass, so there are lots of glass blowing displays and loads of glassware shops if you want to buy any unique gifts. Burano is very picturesque with its colourful houses and is famous for its lace and variety of pasta. We bought some bright blue curaco pasta (have not had the guts to try it yet though!). We were alos lucky to be there when the local regatta was happening. Very charming little islands.
Get out of Venice onto the islands in the Lagoon.
After a few days Venice can get claustrophobic, and anyway the islands dotted in the lagoon are part of Venice too. Take a vaporetto round the lagoon and stop off at Burano or Torcello.
Burano is notable for its brightly coloured houses and lacework - a bit touristy but pretty.
Torcello which had a larger population than Venice in the past, is now a marshy island with hardly any houses and a magnificent basilica with the most beautiful Byzantine mosaics - a fabulous last judgement, and a madonna on a gold background. Torcello was one of the highlights of our trip last March.
And just to add to it all, we arrived back in Venice by boat at St Mark's Square at sunset.
The Venetian Lagoon is a crescent-shaped body of water between the Italian mainland and the Adriatic sea. It lies within the arms of the Litorale Pellestrina, Litorale di Lido, and Litorale del Cavallino. These three strips of land are broken at only three entrances or porti along a length of some 30 miles (45 km), creating a marshy environment that is fed by rivers yet flushed by salt water from the Adriatic.
ENGLISH - There is no middle-term: people abominate Venice (visitors for one day, in summer) or adore it (usually those who stay for a few days). SO: the first time you go to Venice, don't go by car, don't go in August, stay a while. Take your time - PORTUGUÊS - Não há meio termo: as pessoas detestam Veneza (os visitantes de um só dia, no verão) ou adoram-na (normalmente aqueles que pernoitam). Portanto, se fôr pela primeira vez a Veneza: não vá de carro, não vá em Agosto, fique uns dias. Goze o tempo disponível. - FRANÇAIS - Il n'y a pas de demi-terme: les gens détestent Venise (les visiteurs d'une seule journée, en été) ou bien l'adorent (normalement, ceux qui y séjournent). Donc, la première fois que vous allez à Venise: n'allez pas en voiture, n'allez pas en Août, restez-y quelques jours. Prenez votre temps.
MURANO and BURANO: There two main islands close to Venice, called in this curious way.
There you can go to the glass artworks factories to look artisans producing nice (and useless) objects out of white-hot coloured glass. Prices are high, anyway, but still accessible.
Glass artworks are the most unique souvenirs for the Venice area, so if you like the don't go away without having bought one, they are hard to find abroad.
Visit those small islands by ferry
Cheap way(one day ticket) to catch many places. One can stay in an island for a tea or sunbathing and then return on the same day
Easy to identity the direction from the home place with its fixed station.
we went to one of the islands, it was pretty deserted, but nice to walk around. We went late in the day so things like the glass factory were already closed.
We vpassed this island on our way to Murano island and the glass blowing factory and showroom. It looked a small island but we did not have time to go ashore.
We took the Island Escursions and really enjoyed it. The tour leader really knew what he was talking about and the demonstrations we were given was fantastic.