The Venice Lagoon is an enclosed bay of Adriatic Sea, located in northern Italy, in which Venice city is situated. Its name in the Venetian and Italian languages, Laguna Veneta (which is cognate of Latin lacus, "lake") provided the international name for a shallow, enclosed embayment of salt water, a lagoon.
Venetian Lagoon stretches from River Sile in the north to Brenta in the south, and has a surface area of 550 km2 (212 ml2). It is about 8% land, including Venice and plenty of smaller islands. Around 11% is covered by open water, canal, as the dredged channels' network are called, while about 80% consists of tidal shallows, salt marshes and mud flats. The lagoon is the biggest wetland in Mediterranean Basin.
The largest Venetian Lagoon Islands or archipelagos by area, excluding the coastal barrier beaches and coastal reclaimed land include Venice (5.17 km2), Sant' Erasmo (3.26 km2) and Murano (1.17 km2).
Originally many of the Venice Lagoon Islands were marshy, but a programme of drainage made them inhabitable. Many of the smaller isles are entirely artificial. Some areas around the seaport of Mestre are reclaimed islands. The remaining are essentially dunes, including the ones of the coastal strip (Treporti, Pellestrina and Lido).
Highlights: Glassmaking, Basilica
Venice Islands tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Burano Island - brightly painted houses, San Martino church, Lacemaking Museum
- Murano islands (glassmaking)
- Torcello Island - Santa Maria Assunta cathedral (founded 639 AD), Santa Fosca church, Museum (housed in two 14th century palaces (Archivio and Consiglio), Attila’s Throne (ancient stone chair), Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's Bridge)
The Venice Islands cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Venice Islands, Italy.
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Port Venice Islands cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Venice Islands, Italy. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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