Isola di Sant’Erasmo

Isola di Sant’Erasmo

Isola di Sant'Erasmo, can be described as the “market garden” of Venice. Sparsely populated, it is perfect for a half day excursion, away from the crowds. The most famous crop of Sant’Erasmo is the “carciofo violetto” or purple artichoke, available from late April to...

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San Lazzaro degli Armeni

San Lazzaro degli Armeni

San Lazzaro degli Armeni, is a small island in the southern Venetian Lagoon , which since 1717 has been home to the Mekhitarists; an Armenian Catholic congregation. It is also known as "Saint Lazarus of the Armenians”, or in their own language “Սուրբ Ղազար, Surb...

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Isola di San Michele

Isola di San Michele

Isola di San Michele, has been the city’s main cemetery (cimitero), since the early 19th century and is located between the northern coast of Venice and Burano. A visit to San Michele offers an important insight into the history and culture of Venice and its...

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San Francesco del Deserto

San Francesco del Deserto

San Francesco del Deserto, located between the islands of Sant' Erasmo and Burano, is an idyllic refuge in the Venice Lagoon around 4 hectares in size; surrounded by cypress trees and pines and dominated by a 13th century Franciscan monastery of the Order of Minor...

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The Island of Torcello

The Island of Torcello

The island of Torcello, settled in the 5th to 6th centuries, is older than Venice and was a very important island and trading port in ancient times. Once said to have population of around 20,000 inhabitants; it was a town with a cathedral and bishops before, St Mark's...

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