The Venice Lagoon: An outstanding Ecosystem

The Venice lagoon counts innumerable little islands: 
Murano, Burano,
Torcello, Mazzorbo, Sant’Erasmo, Lazzaretto Nuovo,

Lazzaretto Vecchio, Lido, Pellestrina, just to mention a few.

Globalization seems not to have altered much their identity,
the nature of their inhabitants, the sound of their language,
and the value of their handicraft products.

They are all part of a fragile, outstanding ecosystem
now facing climate change and new environmental issues.
Nonetheless, a
 large colony of flamingos has lately found a new home here,
making the lagoon wildlife scenario even more extraordinary.

Mobile gates are being built at the three sea inlets,
so as to protect this very special environment from the rising tides.
The margins of the salty wetlands are being constantly reinforced
so as to soften 
the impact of currents and wake. 

One cannot say to have seen Venice, without having experienced this very
special lagoon environment and understood how its ecosystem works.

I, as a founder member of OTS – Lagoon of Venice,  will help you
to do it in compliance with the values that are at the root
of sustainable and responsible tourism


Venice, Environmental Issues & Solutions
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Are you interested in knowing more about Venice, in terms of environmental issues and solutions? Intrusive activities and interventions in the lagoon started more than 700 years ago. Venice has been a place in transition for centuries. It is actually … Read More

Venice’s Wetlands: Mosaics, Fish & Colors
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A lagoon drop in a glass bubble. The artwork was designed Lucio Andrich, an eclectic artist. He lived in one of the few houses of Torcello, which is now called the Casa Museo Andrich.  Lucio Andrich’s artistic legacy is still … Read More

Venice, Fish & Bike
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Biking in Venice is forbidden. Yet, there are two islands in its lagoon where you can bike around. One is Sant’Erasmo. Sant’Erasmo is pure countryside, sea and land in one, a vaste of fields and vineyards, few scattered houses, a … Read More

Murano, Glass & More
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Flames of glass and an oversized glass snowflake surprise the visitors who land on Murano. Forget the crowds that daily put St Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge and other landmarks under siege and immediately visit the famous Glass Museum hosted … Read More

The lagoon of Venice
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The lagoon of Venice is a universe of islands and islanders. Itineraries tailored to your time and budget, aboard exclusive private launches or vaporetti. North off Venice: Torcello, Murano, Burano, Mazzorbo; San Francesco del Deserto, Sant’Erasmo, Vignole, Certosa; San Michele. … Read More