Leaving the Bay of San Marco, we will go around the fascinating islands
of the lagoon and then go along the island of Lido di Venezia a
long narrow island that encloses the lagoon from the sea until we find
the old settlement of Malamocco. A short walk will bring you to
the defensive structure from the sea “ murazzi ”
(walls) . Once back in the boat we cross the mouth of the port to
arrive at the island San Pietro in Volta e Pellestrina, where one can
admire a large fishing fleet and understand the way of life of these
On our return we go along the canal ‘dell’Orfano’,
towards the ancient islands of Poveglia, San Clemente and le Grazie
returning once again to Venice.
- Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni
This island belongs to the Armenian Congregation Mechitarista with its
monastery; On a guided tour given by the fathers, they will take you
around the garden to the cloister and church. Inside the monastery one
can see an important library and museum of ancient and oriental texts
Malamocco is a picturesque fishing village near the seafront on the
Lido di Venezia, an island that lies between the sea and the
lagoon. Because it is surrounded by a small canal it makes it an
island within an island. Its name comes from the antique Roman city of
Metamauco, which disappeared around 1100 probably following an
exceptional sea tide. For a period it was the site of the Venetian
dogado (doge’s government).
An imposing and fascinating construction for the defence of the sea.
Built by the Venetian Republic of the Serenissima. Started around the
17th century, it extends for kilometres along the sea coast.
Located on the far end towards the south of the costal island Lido di
Venezia, near the entrance to the port of Malamocco. It has one of the
most interesting naturalistic areas of the Venetian lagoon, an
oasis protected by the WWF " Dune degli Alberoni " a nature park that
has resisted the advancement of the tourist beaches: It is made up of a
vast area of sand dunes and marine pines where one can frequently see
- San Pietro in Volta and Pellestrina
Two small groups of houses and fishing boats where one can breath a
particular atmosphere of going back in time. Everyone knows each other
and the doors of the houses are nearly always open. The sea air often
has with the aroma of grilled fish.
Route of itinerary 2 (in red) can proceed further with:
- In blue:
Crossing the Marchera Port between the factories and an area of
particular natural interest rich in different types of wild life.
- In green:
Proceed along the edge of the ancient Islands of "San Georgio in
Alghe" and "San Andrea della Polvere", continuing along the "Canal of
Malamocco" or the ' Petroli' (where the tankers pass) and the "Canal of
Piovego" between the fishing nets and baskets, sand banks and along the
banks of the fishing area towards "al Cason di Valle Zappa".
- In pink:
Proceeding towards" Chioggia" the so called "little Venice" one of the
most characteristic and important fishing ports in Italy.