On one of the smaller islands directly opposite Burano, take a break from the city bustle and enjoy the true Italian countryside. As well as two small villages, the island is covered with extensive artichoke plantations and vineyards.

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A traditional village with a Romanesque church

The islet of Mazzorbo will calm you down and slow you down. You'll enjoy a typically sleepy village atmosphere as you walk from the vaporetto dock along a single promenade of classic colourful houses to one of the oldest surviving churches in Venice and the surrounding area.

St Catherine's Church is a Romanesque church built in 783 and underwent a Gothic rebuilding during the 13th century. During the 20th century, the church underwent a major restoration, but it still retains the genius loci of the ancient times. Entrance to the church is free.

Location and transport

From Venice, boat line 12 runs to the island every 30 minutes and the journey itself takes 40 minutes. The boat also stops at the neighbouring islands of Burano and Torcello.

From Burano, Mazzorbo can also be reached on foot across a bridge in about 15 minutes.

You can find timetables for all these routes clearly on the website:

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