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Venice Lagoon

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Address: Venice, Italy
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Many famous and fascinating islands can be found on this large body of...

Many famous and fascinating islands can be found on this large body of water located between Venice and the Adriatic Sea.

Murano, Burano, Torcello

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Venice Lagoon Islands Sailing Cruise from Jesolo
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Mornings are madness, Afternoons are crazy, Twilights are amazing, Sunsets magic

We were fortunate because we had a terrace at our hotel to watch the changing phases of the lagoon itself throughout the day and could experience the madness to the magic. We also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were fortunate because we had a terrace at our hotel to watch the changing phases of the lagoon itself throughout the day and could experience the madness to the magic. We also took a private water taxi to get a real feel for the waterway but the ferries also give a variation of experiences. It is quite unique how... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What we refer to as Venice consists of lots of islands scattered across the lagoon, some big some small. There are various bus services that link them or you can take a taxi which is a speed boat rather like in a James Bond film which is obviously more expensive. In the winter is foggy so those poles marking out... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second trip to Venice, the first was in excess of 30 years ago, the normal tourist things haven't changed, so I wanted to see it from a different perspective, the Lagoon tour is the way to do this. A pleasant hour to hour and a half is spent on the lagoon and it opens up Venice to... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The View is as excellent as described everywhere. Shows why Venice is special and known for. The waterlines makes the city more beauiful.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Try and visit early morning if you can. There are a lot less people about and the early morning light makes everything look so different.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow this is amazing and even more so at sunset, take either a boat cruise or water bus to truly appreciate it

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lagoon is the body of water surrounding the islands of Venice. It is the waterway that you will take if you travel by boat to or from the airport and if you go to the islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. It is a busy body of water, which makes sense when you consider that nearly everything that is... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With thousands of boats milling around, what better way to pass a sunny afternoon that sitting in the sun whisky venturing across Venice's busy lagoon. By an ACTV pass for a day or three and you can sail as much as you like

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling by water taxi or walking through Venice it feels other worldly as you take in all the sights of Venice Lagoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lagoon is best crossed during good weather and cheapest by using the Venice ferry boats. The Ferry boat cost 20 EURO for a day pass and 30 EURO for a 2-day pass.

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Staying in San Marco

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.