If you like to get out of the classic Venetian itineraries, here is my proposal: a trip to the island of Sant’Erasmo. A fantastic way to regenerate after long walks through the “Campi” (Places) and “Calli” (narrow streets) of Venice.
Why a trip to a little-known island in the lagoon
The Hotel is located a short walk from Fondamente Nuove, the place from where you leave with the vaporetto towards Sant’Erasmo, it would be a shame not to take the opportunity.
Dreamy side, the journey by Vaporetto along the northern lagoon is phenomenal. If you love taking pictures this is a vaporetto that you have to take: the colors of the lagoon, the sandbank and the sky are spectacular.
Slowly we move away from the city, from Venice and its splendors, and we move towards its most natural part … the lagoon and its islands. Imagine different scents and an almost absence of sounds. The lagoon is wonderful and it has its own rhythms and colors, here you have the opportunity to understand how important it is for Venice.
What will you find in Sant’Ersamo?
It is an inhabited and very green island, it gives us a lot of products from the earth, it is a magnificent garden of the lagoon. Here you can buy fruits and vegetables at zero km and also honey, compotes.
In addition, you can also rent a bike and circumnavigate the whole island, because it is not very big and getting lost is almost impossible. There are only a couple of main roads and a grassy path along the perimeter of the island. It is perfect for disconnecting from the city, even from a city like Venice
How to move around
I usually prefer to walk around it. From the Vaporetto stop, which is called Capannone, you start walking along a tree-lined street and from there continue to the right following the main road. You will arrive at a natural beach where in the warmer months you will see a lot of Venetian boats anchored along the shore, whole families picnicking and dogs playing.
From the small beach, continue along the path that runs throughout the island, from here you can enjoy an enchanting landscape, admire the lagoon and listen to its sounds … total immersion in greenery and nature.
How to get there
Walk up to Fondamente Nuove, an area of the city that opens towards the lagoon, in the Cannaregio district.
The vaporetto n. 13 is the line that leaves about every 30 minutes and the journey takes about 30 minutes.
“Ocio” (Attention) better wear comfortable clothes and shoes and adapt them to the climate.
Bring a water bottle with you, yes there are a couple of fountains and small bars and as you well know the water in Venice is drinkable, we have many fountains, plus it’s a great way to avoid leaving plastic bottles lying around.
Don’t forget a mosquito spray, we are in the lagoon and the “mussatti” (Mosquitoes) love us madly, in Sant’Erasmo a little more.
Obviously, sunscreen, a hat and if you like a towel and a packed lunch.
Discovering little-frequented places, immersing yourself in the lagoon is a splendid way to love and understand our city and its nature even more … ready for this different adventure?
Ambra- Hotel San Salvador Team-