At the northern end of the Adriatic there is the lagoon of Venice, wedged between the Italian mainland and the open sea. Its existence must be obliged to its geographical position and local specialty. The Venice lagoon is the result of the ruling forces of nature rivers coming from the Po Delta and the tidal currents, debris, boulders and sand solidified to a land mass. Nevertheless, most of the 550 square kilometer of inland is covered with water. Large and small, inhabited and uninhabited islands, sandbars and mud flats, together with the unique habitat in which many animal and plant species live create an unbelievable atmosphere. Especially because this scenic exposed position the lagoon of Venice belongs to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
The largest and most famous of the islands within the lagoon is Venice with its historic Old Town. However, it shouldn’t be a holiday just restricted by the centro storico as there are other lagoon islands which offer many attractions.
A direct connection leads to the Lido, an offshore island which because of its beautiful long beach is especially lively in summer. Here you can easily rent a cheap bicycle and have a promenade along the beach. There is also the great variety of offerings of holiday houses or apartments which can be an alternative to the accommodation in the city. Spending the holiday in the lagoon of Venice you should also visit the islands of Murano (glass artwork), Burano (famous for its goods from the top), the impressive cemetery island of San Michele and Torcellos. All the islands are comfortable to reach from the Fondamenta Nouve. And if you are potentially late you can simply get an “injection” in the next bar.