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.

Sant'Erasmo vaporetto tickets?

Buy your travel card on-line, skipping the line:

vaporetto venezia taxi transfers
Sant'Erasmo Vaporetto, taxi , transfers and city sightseeing.

Schedule of Sant'Erasmo's Must Festival 2018

Below we publish the Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo's Must Festival 2018:

Schedule of the Must Festival in Sant'Erasmo 2018
Schedule of the Must Festival 2018 in Sant'Erasmo

Schedule of Sant'Erasmo's Festival 2018

Below we publish the Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo's Festival 2018 dedicated to King Jesus:

Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo's festival near Venice
Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo's festival 2018 near Venice, dedicated to King Jesus

Schedule of Sant'Erasmo Violet Artichoke Festival 2018

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 violet artichoke festival in sant'erasmo 2018
Schedule of the Sant'Erasmo Violet Artichoke Festival 2016

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 Excursions to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Duration: starting from 4 hours

Period: available all year!

Enjoy a little taste of the timeless atmosphere that you breathe in these places through a convenient and economic boat trip to the islands of the Venice Lagoon.

Departing from Venice, can be complicated for a tourist reaching Murano, Burano and Torcello by public transport, so we thought about comfortable tours of the islands which depart from the Santa Lucia train station in Venice, from Piazza San Marco and, in summer, also from Punta Sabbioni, the end of the Cavallino-Treporti coastline.

In our catalog there are various boat tours options: starting from the classic excursion to Burano, Murano and Torcello, up to the excursion to Murano and Burano with a fish-based lunch in a typical restaurant in Burano.

A novelty are also the tour of Burano, Murano and Venice starting from Punta Sabbioni and the daily excursion to Venice and its islands starting from Jesolo Lido.

In short, if you want to visit Murano and Burano, as well as Torcello and Venice, without sacrificing comfort, seating, explanation on board .... book online the boat trip that's right for you.

Choose the visit to the islands that you prefer, by pressing the button below to have access to our online catalog.


Venice Travel Cards

If you are a "DIY tourist", who prefer to move freely without the comfort of our tours, you can get to Burano with the public vaporetto (Line 12). You can skip the line at the ticket offices buying the water bus tickets online.


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 operators.

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.

holiday lettings homes and apartments in burano

Holiday lettings, homes and apartments in Burano

Would you like to stay in a typical colorful house of Burano, once inhabited by fishermen and lace-makers?

Exhibitions in Burano

Photo Exhibition in Mazzorbo, Burano

Mestieri della Venezia Nativa

Photo exhibition by Maurizio Rossi

Period: from 9th November 2018 to 6th January 2019

Where: Tenuta Venissa, Mazzorbo island

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