maximilian tower in sant 'erasmo

Sant'Erasmo island, near Venice

Sant'Erasmo is an island that is part of the Northern Venetian Lagoon, it's sparsely inhabited but second in size after Venice.
It is one of the few islands in the Lagoon of Venice where cars are present, even if only the residents can drive them because there isn't any way for a tourist to bring his car on the island.

Sant'Erasmo is located in the exact center between Burano, Murano and Punta Sabbioni and its position gives it a fertile land so as to be the Venetian Lagoon's agricultural island, rich in orchards and vineyards: very famous are the violet artichoke of Sant'Erasmo.

The island of Sant'Erasmo is reachable from the "Venice Fondamente Nove", "Treporti Ricevitoria" or "Murano Faro"'s water-bus stop through the ACTV public ferry line or with a private transfer.

The visit of the island provides for a walk through fields and vineyards: you can visit the byzantine Church consecrated to Christ the King on the 27th October 1929 by the Patriarch La Fontaine Romanesque and the Maximilian Tower (a fort beloging to the war to defend the Venice Lido's port mouth) where now you can see exhibitions of art and photography and organizes cultural events.

Festivals and fairs in Sant'Erasmo

On the Sant'Erasmo island, during the year there are various festivals, which we list below.

  • The Epiphany's Feast on the 6th of January: at 5.00pm a big bonfire is made to burn the "berolòn" or "berolla", which is a sort of big witch made with scrap wood and fabrics.
    According to the popular Veneto's tradition, the wind that carries with it the smoke and the sparks of the bonfire will indicate how the new year just begun will be. The "garbìn", which blows from south-west, announces the rain and the harvest will be plentiful; while the "furlàn", from the northeast, brings dry weather: the soil will be dry and will bring little fruits.
    After having seen the witch burning, the caliper and the mulled wine is offered for all the participants.
  • The Sant'Erasmo's Violet Artichoke Festival, the second Sunday of May.
    At the Maximilian Tower is organized the tasting and the sale of local products and it's discussed the use of artichokes in the kitchen (you can do tastings of dishes made with artichokes).
  • The Feast of Christ the King, the patron saint, the first Sunday in June, at the village's square.
  • The Must's Festival of Sant'Erasmo, the first or second Sunday in October.
    The wort is actually the "Torbolino", wine taken from white grapes, not fully fermented, a little sparkling and lovable.

Schedule of Sant'Erasmo's Festival 2017

Below we publish the Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo's Festival 2017 dedicated to King Jesus:

Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo's festival near Venice
Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo's festival 2017 near Venice, dedicated to King Jesus

Schedule of Sant'Erasmo Violet Artichoke Festival 2017

Below we publish the Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo Violet Artichoke Festival 2017:

Schedule of violet artichoke festival in sant'erasmo 2017
Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo Violet Artichoke Festival 2017

Sant'Erasmo Accommodation

We hope to please suggesting some facilities such as hotels, inns and bed & breakfast in Sant'Erasmo in order to help you find accommodation or rooms in Sant'Erasmo or nearby. Try out our Sant'Erasmo accommodation deals finder.

Bed and Breakfast Il Lato Azzurro Sant'Erasmo

Il Lato Azzurro

via Forti, 13

Location: Sant'Erasmo

The Lato Azzurro bed and breakfast in Sant'Erasmo island is an alternative place to live Venice.

Il Lato Azzurro, online reservation: you can book your room at the Bed and Breakfast "Il Lato Azzurro" by clicking on its name and visiting its own page.

Where to buy local handicraft products around Sant'Erasmo

In the globalized market has become very difficult to buy local crafts in places that you go to visit. Let us, therefore, to suggest the reliable shops where you can buy the authentic pieces and not imported.

New Arte Fuga Burano

New Arte Fuga

Location: Burano

The New Arte Fuga shop in Burano offers exclusively original Murano glass objects of its own manufacture.

New Arte Fuga, buy online: you can send your enquiry to "New Arte Fuga" by clicking on its name and visiting its own page.

Burano Tours and Venice Tours

Boat tours to Burano Murano Torcello Venezia

Boat Excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Duration: about 4 hours

Period: available all year!

This fascinating boat trip in Venice islands offers you a Murano, Burano and Torcello half-day sightseeing tour without taking too much time away from visiting Venice: this Venice lagoon trip has, in fact, a total duration of four hours and includes short stops on all three islands. A pleasant and economical way to make a trip to Burano, Murano and Torcello, departing from the central San Marco Square. For your Burano tour's reservation, please click on the button below.


Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

Duration: about 4/41/2 hours

Period: from 1st April to 31st October

This boat trip in the lagoon will allow you to concentrate the 4 hours at your disposal to visit Murano and Burano, the two most famous islands of Venice. The stops on the islands will be about an hour in Murano, where you can admire the glass working in a glass factory and an hour and a half in Burano, where you can visit a typical lace shop. The guided tours to these places will still optional and you can choose how to manage your visit to the islands. Also this tour departs from Piazza San Marco.


And if you prefer the same excursion, but having lunch in Burano:


Discover Burano's Secret Corners

Duration: 45 minutes

A tour to visit Burano with a tourist guide who will accompany you to the most beautiful spots. Thanks to this guided tour in Burano, you can admire both the famous corners of the island and its hidden corners that only local people know.


An alternative option of this tour is the half-day excursion to Burano and San Francesco del Deserto.


These tours start from the island of Burano, so you need to reach the scene with the line 12 ACTV water bus.


Gondola Tours in Venice

Duration: variuos

In our section about the gondola tours in Venice, you can book the gondola ride you like directly online, starting from 31,00 €. If you are looking for a romantic evening in Venice and unforgettable, we recommend you the Venice Redentore in private gondola, the Historical Regatta in private gondola, or the gondola serenade.


Week end in Venice

Plan your weekend in Venice: take a ride in our section dedicated to museums, events, tours, attractions and hotels in Venice and lagoon islands.
Compose online your holiday package in Venice, adding to cart individual services and booking them all at once!

All these services are offered by a venetian tour operator.

Local Handicrafts

Murano glass shop

New Arte Fuga - Lume Glass Factory

Via Giudecca, 132 - 30142 Burano (Venice Italy)

The New Arte Fuga shop in Burano, which is also a small glass factory, offers exclusively original Murano glass objects of its own manufacture.

Inside this shop it's possible to enjoy for free the "glass lume processing", typical of the area around Murano.

Download the coupon for "New Arte Fuga" by clicking on the button below: showing it in the shop you will be entitled to a discount or a freebie.

Burano Accommodation

Laguna Blu Bed and Breakfast in Burano

Burano Bed and Breakfast

Calle Daffan, 379 - 30142 Burano

Book your room in Burano, in the heart of the Venice Lagoon. Stay directly in the quiet Piazza Baldassare Galuppi of Burano.

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