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 2017 near Venice, dedicated to King Jesus
Schedule of Sant'Erasmo Violet Artichoke Festival 2017
The Consorzio del Carciofo Violetto di Sant'Erasmo informs everybody that it won't be possible to organize the Sant'Erasmo Violet Artichoke Festival for the year 2017, due to several causes.
Below we publish the Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo Violet Artichoke Festival 2016:
Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo Violet Artichoke Festival 2016
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Il Lato Azzurro
via Forti, 13
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
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.