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30100, Pellestrina, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were amazed by that island. So close to Venice and yet so different. N tourists, laid back, genuine lagoon life of local fishermen. If you have time go away from Venice and stay there night or two. Long silver sand beach.

Thank Vlado Z
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip out of Venice to see this little outpost. It’s so cute and really gives a different lense to life here.

Thank Y8689CIdebbiew
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed a few nights on Pallestrina. It doesn’t take long before you notice it’s been largely untouched by time. Most businesses close in the afternoon so families can enjoy a daily lunch together. Around sunset the town starts to buzz with...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We traveled to Pellestrina for the day from Venice on recommendation by a friend. While relatively difficult to get to, we enjoyed our day there immensely. We took the ferry to Lido and caught the bus to Pellestrina there. Travel time was a little over...More

3  Thank Greg P
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

A short ferry trip from Chioggia, this a real place where people actually live, unlike Venice these days. We went on a quiet day and found excellent fish, pretty houses, working fishing harbours and a great beach with clear warm water.

Thank SecondBestPriest
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

From the Madding Crowd! Here is a little bit of old Venice with commercial fishing boats and a working waterfront. A long embankment facing the Adriatic atop a 12 foot high seawall built up in stages (over the centuries?) provides great walking and jogging opps...More

1  Thank Nils W
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We visited the island on a warm Saturday afternoon at the end of January, taking the No. 11 bus (I think that's the number) to its southern end and then walking halfway back and then catching a bus back to the ferry and Lido. It...More

3  Thank Ronald_Peter
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were staying on Lido, and saw photos of Pellestrina. Otherwise, we would have missed out! We caught the number 11 bus from Santa Maria Elisabetta - the same place the vaporetti stop. The journey is about 40 minutes,m and includes a short hop by...More

3  Thank Tony_K56
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Pellestrina is just an hour (by Vaporetto and then a bus ride which includes a ferry ride) from central Venice, but seems like a world apart: it's a long and very narrow (100 m) fishermen's island with colorful houses, wild beaches and few restaurnts. If...More

Thank Zoltybey
Reviewed 30 August 2015

very simple, but truly authentic crowd-devoid, sea side location with a unique feeling and a very special lights provided by the Venetian Laguna , the free and deserted beaches and the excellent seafood

2  Thank gscita
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Response from Tony_K56 | Reviewed this property |
The bus runs almost to the cemetery, which is after Da Celeste. You want to get off a couple of stops before the end, at "La Rosa", then walk to the promenade (Vanelli) and turn right. It's only about 200 metres or so from... More