Venice was founded in 500 by inland residents who wanted to escape the barbarian invasions. The city has subsequently built on 118 islands of its lagoon. The great palaces and churches are testimony to his political, economical and cultural districts that had in the past.
Famous are also the islands of Murano for its glass production and Burano Lace Processing.
The less known smaller islands including: The St. Lazarus Islands, the Certosa, Santa Cristina, Sant Erasmo, San Lazzaro degli Armeni and San Francesco del Deserto, are silent and often spiritual places. A trip to these islands allows you to enjoy the charm of the Venetian lagoon between nature and history.
We recommend the Stefanato navigation service that makes trips to the islands of Venice, but also to Chioggia, Sottomarina, Pellestrina and along the river Sile starting from Portegrandi.
To Venice and the islands
In 30 minutes, by car or bus, you get to Punta Sabbioni where the boat to Venice leave every half hour, an excellent opportunity to visit not only Venice but also the beautiful Venetian lagoon.
The ships depart from Punta Sabbioni with ACTV nr. 14 to Venice St. Mark, with an intermediate stop at Lido di Venezia (Venice beach with the Casino in the summer). The boat arrives at just a few meters from Piazza San Marco, the heart of the city, and from there you can take boats to all directions (Canal Grande, S. Giorgio and Giudecca, Piazzale Roma and Railway station St. Lucia, Murano, etc. .).
From Punta Sabbioni and Treporti leave the motorboats line nr. 12 to the islands Burano (famous for its laces and colored houses of the fishermen), Torcello (the first island inhabited by the Venetians with the two oldest churches in Byzantine style), Murano (known around the world for its valuable work in glass), and then get to the Fondamente Nuove in Venice (the area close to the Church of SS. John and Paul).
For more information about the schedule of ferries please visit www.actv.it