Travelers are voting San Francesco del Deserto, San Giorgio Maggiore and San Lazzaro degli Armeni as the best of 20 islands near Venice. There are 20 islands near Venice a city just 39 km from Venice and 20 islands near Mestre which is 40 km distant. The most popular of these are Torcello near Venice and Sant'Erasmo around Mestre. You can find 20 islands near Veneto and 45 islands in the country of Italy. Our members favorite in Veneto is Mazzorbo and Palmaria Island is the top pick in Italy. Want more? Check out our map of islands near Venice.