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.
Venice Islands Tour
Plan your own day trip to San Michele, Murano, Burano,
Mazzorbo, Torcello, and the Lido di Venezia. Our 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.
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.
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.
Venice Tours, Transfers, and Day Trips
Ghost tours, walking tours, boat cruises, and even helicopter trips are
available to visitors who prefer guided excursions to DIY sightseeing. Many
are offered by our tours & activities partner, Viator, in collaboration with
Uniworld's River Countess: Venice and the Venetian Lagoon
illustrated review describes a cruise that spends several days in Venice and
nearby ports, with shore excursions to Padua, Bologna or Ferrara, Ravenna,
and Verona included in the fare.
La Bella Vita: Po River Cruise
between Venice and Mantua by way of Chioggia, Ferrara, and other ports along
the Venetian Lagoon and the Po River. La Bella Vita, a 20-passenger
hotel barge from European Waterways Ltd., has the ambience of a tiny ship.
(Our in-depth review includes a day-by-day photo cruise diary.)
Venice Boat Rentals
Cruise the Venetian Lagoon as captain of your own vessel with a
self-drive Penichette from Locaboat Holidays.
French cruise line offers lagoon and Po River cruises from Venice
aboard MS Michelangelo.