Encyclopedia • islands

View of the Fondamenta delle Zitelle, with the Church of the Redeemer in the background. - (Venipedia / Bazzmann Archive)


It lights up in summer with the tradition of the Festa del Redentore, during the year it is one of the most Venetian places. A past of vegetable gardens, crops, industrial production. Flanked by the Island of San...

View of the boundary wall of the Lazzaretto Nuovo towards the lagoon. - (Venipedia / Bazzmann Archive)

Lazzaretto nuovo

One of the few abandoned islands of the northern lagoon which, thanks to an imposing recovery activity, was able to be reborn and be open to the public again. A unique experience of its kind to get to know a piece of...

The marble portal of the hospital, with the representation of Christ the Redeemer between San Rocco and San Sebastiano, together with the three coats of arms of the Provveditori alla Sanità. - (Venipedia / Bazzmann Archive)

Lazzaretto vecchio

Initially a place of worship and reception for crusaders and pilgrims returning from Holy Land, it then became the first public hospital in the world as well as a place of cutting-edge techniques for the prevention of...

Typical liberty lidense structure. - (Venipedia / Bazzmann Archive)


The largest and most populated island in the lagoon known worldwide for its seaside activity and for the Film Festival. At the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, it was called "the golden island" with...

The square of Lio Piccolo (Bazzmann Archive / Venipedia)

Lio Piccolo

A real leap in time, a wonderfully natural landscape and a great testimony of tenacity by past populations. One of the places where jujubes are produced.

View from the Fondamenta di Santa Caterina - (Venipedia / Bazzmann Archive)


Formerly called Maiurbium, from the Latin Magna Urbs - Città Maggiore - at the time it was second in importance only to the nearby island of Torcello. Here one of the oldest bells in Europe is still preserved.

 View of Murano from the inner canal towards the church of San Pietro Martire.


Known throughout the world for its a thousand years of glassmaking, it can almost be considered a photograph of a Venice in times past, when only part of its territory was occupied by houses and buildings. A large area...

The island of San Giorgio Maggiore — (Venipedia / Bazzmann Archive)

San Giorgio Maggiore

Initially it was a place of vineyards and vegetable gardens, a mill owned by the Doge and a salt pan. Then it became the center of cultural and religious life. It is also one of the places where you can enjoy an...

View on the island of San Michele from the lagoon - (Archivio Venipedia / Bazzmann)

San Michele

After the religious past and the glorious past of an important cultural center, the Island of San Michele is today known worldwide for its city cemetery; for this reason it is also called the Isle of the Dead. It...

The Island of San Servolo seen from the lagoon (Didier Descouens)

San Servolo

From a place of meditation and peace it was transformed into an island of pain, first as a military hospital and then as an asylum, it is now reborn as an island of culture and thought, as well as historical memory of...

A river inside Sant'Erasmo island — (Venipedia/Bazzmann Archive)


Green island of the northern lagoon, once directly facing the Adriatic Sea, it is also called "Garden of Venice", testifying to its typical agri-food products still active today. Outside the mass tourism that...

Torcello, excavations and finds in front of the Basilica. — (Archive Venipedia/Bazzmann)


One of the oldest settlements in the lagoon as well as the evocative island par excellence. Unlike the bright colors of nearby Burano, here you can experience an area rich in history, with monuments that tickle the...