A lagoon itinerary

Lagoon islands

A blend of crafts, culture and nature

The lagoon territory shelters a timeless cultural heritage. From methods for making lace to techniques of glass blowing, let yourself be be amazed by the art hidden in the islands of the Venetian archipelago, and explore the traditions kept alive by master craftsmen.


Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta

Campiello Lazzari

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The Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta stands at the heart of the island of Torcello and boasts a splendid mosaic in Venetian-Byzantine style, depicting the Last Judgement. The floor, decorated using the same technique, is similar to St Mark's Basilica in terms of beauty and quality.

Church of Santa Fosca

Fondamenta dei Borgognoni 24

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Connected to the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta by a portico, the church of Santa Fosca is another example of the Veneto-Byzantine style. Built to strengthen the link with the cult of Saints Fosca and Maura, it stands out for a striking play of light and shade inside.

Church of San Pietro Martire

Fondamenta dei Vetrai

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The church of San Pietro Martire is a treasure trove of works of art. In addition to the 'Baptism of Christ' attributed to Tintoretto, visitors can admire the 'Assumption of the Virgin and Eight Saints' and the 'Barbarigo Altarpiece', both creations by Giovanni Bellini. From the church visitors can go to the museum and sacristy, in which are preserved valuable vestments, liturgical vessels and the largest reliquary on the island.

Basilica of Santi Maria e Donato

Campo San Donato 11

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Dating back to the seventh century, the Basilica of Santi Maria e Donato is extraordinary for its marble mosaics and polychrome glass paste used to decorate its floor and walls. Of great impact too is the Vergine Orante, painted in the apsidal basin on a gold ground.

Church of San Martino Vescovo

Piazza Baldassarre Galuppi 20

+39 041 730096

In Piazza Baldassare Galuppi, there is the church of San Martino Vescovo, the only one on the island of Burano. Among the many works inside, one can admire Gian Battista Tiepolo's Crucifixion, which the artist painted during the early years of his career.

Calle della Mandola - San Marco 3716/b - Venezia
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