Discover the hidden jewels of Venetian lagoon
Minor islands of Venice are often a surprise for most of tourists, which have only heard about Murano and Burano islands. However, the lagoon of Venice has plenty of small, hidden and sometimes deserted islands. Some of the minor islands of Venice are inhabitated, like Sant’Erasmo, historically considered the kitchen garden of the city. Others host cultural institutions or hotels, like La Certosa or San Clemente. San Michele island is the cemetery of Venice and San Francesco del Deserto is a monastery. Many minor islands of Venice can be reached through the public transportation system (vaporetti), while others (private or abandoned) can only by reached with a private boat.