Details, the Venetian lagoon islands

September 14, 2012
GETTING THERE

Delta offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Venice, with late- October fares currently starting at $1,050 round-trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Venissa

Fondamenta Santa Caterina 3

Isola di Mazzorbo

011-39-041-527-2281

venissa.it

Intimate villa on a small vineyard, with a gourmet restaurant. Rooms from $190, breakfast included (open March-November).

Certosa Hotel

Isola della Certosa

011-39-041-277-8632

www.venicecertosahotel.com

Relaxed hotel with a cozy bar and lounge. Rooms from $90.

WHERE TO EAT

Venissa

World-class restaurant on a serene vineyard, helmed by a top Italian chef. Entrees from $25.

Il Lato Azzurro

Via Forti 13

Sant’Erasmo

011-39-041-523-0642 

latoazzurro.it

Restaurant in a charming guesthouse. Entrees from $10 (book ahead).

WHAT TO DO

I Sapori di Sant’Erasmo

Azienda Agricola Fratelli Finotello

Via Boaria Vecia 6

Sant’Erasmo

011-39-041-528-2997

www.isaporidisanterasmo.com

Farm where you can buy fresh produce and taste wine.

Museo del Merletto

Piazza Galuppi 187

Burano

011-39-041-730-034

museomerletto.visitmuve.it

Lace-making museum in the original palace that housed the celebrated school, active from 1872 to 1970. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1 to March 31. $6.50.

Isola del Lazzaretto Nuovo

011-39-041-244-4011

www.lazzarettonuovo.com

Explore the former plague quarantine island as well as the natural sandbar environs.

Venice Kayak

011-39-346-477-1327

venicekayak.com

Various lagoon tours from Isola della Certosa for groups of two to 12. Half-day $115, full-day $155 per person for two to five people.

Terra & Acqua

011-39-329-659-6727

www.veniceboat.org

Itineraries in a traditional bragozzo include a tour of the Northern Lagoon — Torcello, San Francesco del Deserto, Sant’Erasmo and Lazzaretto Nuovo — departing from Venice’s Squero di San Trovaso. $490 to $540 for a full weekday for up to 12 people; $540 to $590 on Saturday or Sunday.

INFORMATION

www.venice-tourism.com/en/visit-venice.html

C.D.

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