Picturesque islands of the Venetian Lagoon

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Venice is famous primarily for its unique urban development. In addition, this amazing city is connected by canals with beautiful islands, lying in the area of the Venetian Lagoon. This amazing reservoir is over 80 km long and stretches along the picturesque coast of Veneta.

The Venetian Lagoon began to form in the 17th century BC in a swampy environment where the first human settlements appeared. The islands lie in the northeastern part of Italy , between the mainland and the Adriatic Sea. The Venetian Lagoon stretches between two rivers: Sile and Brenta. For millennia, this place was formed by great alpine rivers - Piave, Sile, Brenta and Adige, depositing on the seabed masses of silt and sand brought from the mountains.

The lagoon consists of a thousand islands , islets, swamps, quagmires, and shoals that emerge from the water at low tide. There, navigation takes place along canals delineated by nature and deepened by man.

On the route of the Venetian islands

The most important islands of the Venetian Lagoon are Murano, Burano and Torcello. However, the most famous is Lido, home to the famous Venice Film Festival.

Burano is located about 11 km northeast of Venice and is often called the island of lace and a thousand colors. The heart of the town is Galuppi Square, which was built by filling one of the canals. It is worth visiting the church of Saint Martin, famous for its sloping bell tower, and the Museo del Merletto (Lace Museum).


North of Burano lies the island of Torcello - formerly bustling with life, now almost deserted due to swamp. The cathedral under the invocation of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Church of St. Joseph from the 12th century, which were built there, make a great impression.

The most populous island of the Venetian Lagoon is Murano - it has 6 thousand. residents. This place is famous mainly for the production of glass (there are about 70 factories of glass products there). On the island, it is worth seeing the church famous for its beautiful mosaic - Chiesa dei Santi Maria e Donato . By the way, you cannot miss the Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum), located in the Giustinian Palace. 


Between the Adriatic Sea and the Venetian Lagoon is the long and narrow island of Cavallino Treporti , which is characterized by a unique landscape full of wild beaches and pine groves. There you can admire the wonders of nature with the Dolomites in the background and find rare species of fauna and flora . Cavallino Treporti is the only Venetian island where you can travel by car .

Camping Villa al Mare

Directly on the beach, in the heart of the Gulf of Venice, on the island of Cavallino Treporti is the comfortable and family-friendly camping Villa al Mare . You can rent a plot hidden in the shade of trees with the necessary connections or choose a very comfortable and spacious holiday home with a kitchenette, air conditioning, bathroom and patio. There are also comfortable apartments for rent. On the campsite guests have access to wireless internet.


Villa al Mare offers many attractions for children, incl. playground, babyroom, animation programs prepared especially for children, heated paddling pool for children aged 1-3 years.

The campsite is close to the sea, which makes it possible to practice water sports there, e.g. windsurfing, sailing, pedal boats. It is also a perfect place for lovers of fishing . Villa al Mare provides a variety of entertainment for people who prefer active recreation. There is a heated swimming pool , bicycle rental, volleyball court, table tennis or a pétanque court at their disposal. The guests who choose to rest in peace have not been forgotten either. For them there are terraces with a jacuzzi , as well as numerous places with deckchairs in the shade of umbrellas.

The campsite has extensive dining facilities. Guests have at their disposal an elegant restaurant , a fast food bar with tasty dishes and a real Italian pizzeria. However, in the grocery store you can stock up on fresh bread every day. At Villa al Mare campsite you can relax effectively and comfortably, and then set off to explore the Venetian Lagoon.

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Piotr Strugała
Piotr Strugała

Italy, Croatia, Spain ... are the countries I would like to come back to every summer. I like to discover new places, whether it is a bustling capital city or a quiet town on a mountain slope.

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