The Venetian Lagoon

While within no more than 12 miles from the heart of Venice, the islands of the Venetian Lagoon are a world apart in atmosphere:  they feel lost in time, remote, intriguingly dream-like and mysterious.  Except for Murano and Burano, they are sparsely populated.   Torcello has two magnificent churches…but less than 15 permanent residents.  Many of the names of the …