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Lazzaretto Nuovo

From: Venice Waterbus Stops

Lazzaretto Nuovo is a small island across from Sant'Erasmo, in the Venetian Lagoon. In the 1500s, it served as a quarantine island for ships arriving in Venice, where crews and passengers were detained and watched for signs of plague.

Later, plague victims from Venice were taken to the island, and those who died were buried in mass graves. (See Atlas Obscura and and Italy Heaven articles.)

You can explore Lazzaretto Nuovo if you're curious about Venetian history. You'll find exhibits with Italian captions in the Tezon Grande warehouse and other buildings.

The island is served by:


  • Lazzaretto Nuovo is a request stop, so tell the sailor "Lazzaretto Nuovo" when you board. For the return trip, turn on the signal light by the ACTV pontile or platform so the boat's captain will stop and pick you up.

  • This station does not have a ticket booth or vending machine, so here's what to do if you need to board a water bus without a valid ACTV ticket or Tourist Travel Card.

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Also see:
Introduction to ACTV & Alilaguna boat stops
Types of Venice waterbus stations
What to do if you don't have a ticket

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Venice water buses (what you need to know)
Vaporetto routes
Vaporetto Line 1 (Grand Canal)
Vaporetto fares
ACTV ticket machines
ACTV 24-hour to 7-day travel passes
ACTV maps and timetables
Alilaguna airport boats
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Durant Imboden photo.Durant Imboden has written about Venice, Italy since 1996. He covered Venice and European travel at for 4-1/2 years before launching Europe for Visitors (including Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl Imboden in 2001.

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