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ABOVE: Fireworks over the Laguna di Venezia.

General Information and Sightseeing

The Venetian Lagoon veniceforvisitors.com
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.

Venice Islands Tour veniceforvisitors.com
Plan your own day trip to San Michele, Murano, Burano, Mazzorbo, Torcello, and the Lido di Venezia. My 10-page illustrated guide tells how to reach the islands by public transportation or on an escorted tour.

Venice in Peril
The British Committee for the Preservation of Venice has been raising money and sponsoring restoration projects for more than 30 years. The organization, a registered charity, was created in response to the great floods of 1966.

Burano

Venice Islands Tour: Burano veniceforvisitors.com
This page is from our Venice Islands Tour article. Also see our page about Mazzorbo, which is connected to Burano by a footbridge.

Murano

Murano, the Glass Island veniceforvisitors.com
In 1296, the glassblowers of Venice moved to an island called Murano. Seven hundred years later, their descendants are still turning sand into gold.

Venice Islands Tour: Murano veniceforvisitors.com
This page is from our Venice Islands Tour article.

Torcello

Venice Islands Tour: Torcello veniceforvisitors.com
This page is from our Venice Islands Tour article. Torcello is an island that once had a population of 20,000, making it a more important center than Venice. Today,  it has only about 100 inhabitants.

San Lazzaro degli Armeni

San Lazzaro degli Armeni veniceforvisitors.com
35 monks, seminarians, and Armenian students live on a monastery island that once served as a leper colony.

San Michele

To Die in Venice veniceforvisitors.com
When you gotta go, you gotta go--and dead Venetians have been going to the island cemetery of San Michele for nearly 200 years.

Venice Islands Tour: San Michele veniceforvisitors.com
This page is from our Venice Islands Tour article.

Chioggia

Chioggia veniceforvisitors.com
The largest fishing and yachting town on the Venetian Lagoon is an easy day or overnight trip from Venice by car or--better yet--by boat. (Also see Venice to Chioggia by Bus and Ferry.)

Guided Excursions

Viator: Venice
Our advertising partner offers tours to the major islands of the lagoon, with prices guaranteed in euros, British pounds, and U.S. or Australian dollars.

Cruising in the Lagoon

Venice Boat Rentals veniceforvisitors.com
Cruise the Venetian Lagoon as captain of your own vessel with a self-drive P�nichette from Locaboat Holidays.

GoBarging.com: La Dolce Vita
Cruise the Venetian Lagoon and the Brenta Canal on a converted Dutch barge that carries six passengers. Cruise itineraries vary and run from April to October.


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