There’s so much more to see and do around the Venetian lagoon which is anything but uninteresting.
There’s plenty to experience within a short distance of our base on the Certosa islands: the islands of Sant’Andrea, Sant’Erasmo, Vignole and Lazzaretto Nove, and salt marshes full of small winding canals and a plethora of birds.
Venice city might only be a couple of kilometres away, and you can see the skyline, but its a totally different experience.
A full day’s paddling in the Venetian lagoon will take you past dozens of islands, inhabited as well as abandoned, through the winding canals of the salt marshes, to either Burano, Torcello or San Francesco nel Deserto.
Burano is a small island where each house has a different colour, often bright and vivid colours.
Torcello was once a city to rival Venice, but it went into decline in the 13th century, and now little is left but two beautiful churches.
The tiny island of San Francesco del Deserto hosted St. Francis of Assisi in 1220, and in 1235 became the seat of a Franciscan monastery, which is still there.
The Lazzaretto Novo was a quarantine station in the 16th century, and we’ll organised a guided tour of the museum.
The fortress of Sant’Andrea was a major part of the defences of Venice on the side of the sea from the 16th century, and the Torre Massimiliano from the 19th century.
Mixed tours to Venice & lagoon
It is more or less the combination of a short tour in Venice and a short tour in the lagoon, merged together in a single package. The order of the two parts depends in part on the tide which is felt a lot more in the lagoon.
Planned Tours in the lagoon
There are separate tours calendars for each of the different tours listed above on their respective pages.