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Venice Islands Tour

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Clamming in the Venetian Lagoon

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.)

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Single-trip boat fares are outrageous, but you can save money with a 12-hour to 7-day tourist travel card.

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Sightseeing in the Venetian Lagoon

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

La Certosa
This tiny island just off Venice's northeastern tip has a yachting center and marina, an 18-room hotel with an outdoor terrace for dining or drinks, and 22 hectares (54 acres) of green space where children and dogs can run free.

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

Venice to Chioggia
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