Venice Islands Tour
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ABOVE: Clammers hunt for shellfish on the tidal
flats of the Venetian Lagoon. (This photo was taken from the boat between P.
Sabbioni and the Lido.)
Our "Aerial Venice" guide has satellite photos of San Michele, Murano, Burano,
Torcello, and the Lido di Venezia, with descriptions of what you'll see in the
Venice's waterbus system is more Byzantine than St. Mark's Cathedral. This
article and route table will make the vaporetti and motoscafi network less
and Bus Fares
Single-trip boat fares are outrageous, but you can save money with a 12-hour
to 7-day tourist travel card.
Enjoy unlimited travel on public transportation (including airport boats) plus
other benefits such as free use of public toilets, local discounts, and
admission to leading museums.
Sights and Sound
Photos and descriptions of Venice's water buses, plus a sound recording of a
vaporetto's arrival and departure.
Sightseeing in the Venetian Lagoon
Venice isn't just palaces, churches, and art museums. The city sits in the
middle of a lagoon that is rich in wildlife and tradition.
Murano, the Glass Island
In 1296, the glassblowers of Venice moved to an island called Murano. Seven
hundred years later, their descendants are still turning sand into gold.
To Die in
When you gotta go, you gotta go--and dead Venetians have been going to the
island cemetery of San Michele for nearly 200 years.
San Lazzaro degli Armeni
35 monks, seminarians, and Armenian students live on a monastery island that
once served as a leper colony.
Chioggia, a busy fishing port at the southern tip of the Venetian lagoon, is
an hour and a half from Venice by bus and ferry.
Venice Islands Tour - Introduction
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