Venice is a city known worldwide for its canals, palaces and art. The most visited part of the city is the historic center, built on numerous islands, both natural and artificial. But know that there are others islands of venice to visit.
We are passionate about the historic center and in our special article with more than 35 tourist attractions in Veniceyou can get to know the most touristic area of the city in depth.
But there are other islands in Venice scattered around the lagoon, places that make for great tours and also help you escape the crowds and enjoy different landscapes.
Then read our full post about where to stay in Venice and Mestre cheap!
Top 6 Venice Islands to visit
Lido of Venice
Lido de Venezia is a narrow island that separates the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. With its calmer beaches and climate, Lido is a very old summer resort, especially for Italians fleeing the throngs of Venice visitors.
Outside the high season, there are good and cheap accommodations in Lido, ideal for those who want peace of mind and who already know the historic center of Venice very well.
There is a lot to do in Lido, like visiting the historic village of Malamocco, with palaces built by the Dukes of Venice before San Marco even existed.
A curiosity about Lido is that in the book Death in Venice (Thomas Mann, 1912) many happenings take place in Lido, right in the seaside climate, attracting tourists from all over Europe, this has been going on for over 100 years.
A very different place from Venice is Pellestrina, a very narrow island.
With good beaches with clean water, Pellestrina is a simple and charming villagewith income production.
In Pellestrina, time has another count, especially when you’re at one of the great seafood restaurants.
It is worth continuing south of Venice and discovering Chioggia, known as Little Venice. It is clear that canals, palaces, restaurants and fish market are part of the scene of little Venice.
Sant’Erasmo is another island completely different from Venice.
It is there that the fruits and vegetables that supply the city are produced. Many of the vegetables go to the Rialto Market, near the bridge of the same name.
wine and tranquility are attractions of Sant’Erasmo, a destination completely outside of mass tourism.
Torcello is a place to be visited by history lovers.
When barbarian peoples terrorized the inhabitants of the mainland in the 5th century AD, some fled to Torcello, where Venice was born.
Torcello’s great jewel is the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assuntabuilt between the 12th and 13th century, full of Byzantine mosaics, such as the “Last Judgment” and “Madonna with Child”.
There are very few residents on the island, reinforcing the mysterious air of the place.
Burano is one of the most famous islands in Venice. The island’s architecture is what impresses the most, due to the cheerful combination of colors.
Burano looks like a village out of a movieso cinematic!
Lace production is traditional in Burano, with several shops attracting visitors. Another activity is to visit Mazzorbo, an island connected by bridge to Burano.
Mazzorbo has plantations, charming houses and a lot of tranquility.
Murano is the most famous island of Venicewith the exception of the historic center, which is very visited every day.
What makes Murano an island on the traveler’s route is the production of crystals. Since the 13th century, Murano has been producing glass and crystal, including those used in palaces.
Even today, there is crystal production in Murano, with several factories opening their doors to visitors.
The blog Cantinho de Ná visited a glass factory in Murano, a tour recommended for those who want to know this island of Venice. There is also the Museum of Glass and interesting churches on the island.
Continue planning your vacation with tips from the episode of Travel Podcast about Venice and also read our gigantic article about What to do in Venice!
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