Murano, Burano, Torcello
No visit to Venice is complete without a trip to Murano, Burano and Torcello. The three islands animate the northern part of the lagoon, an almost inaltered portion of landscape spotted with sand banks and motionless surface of water.
Murano – the glass island – is the biggest and the liveliest. It counts today some 250 glass factories, all of which intensively active and exporting all around the world. Fabulous chandeliers and weightless glasses are on dsplay at any corner. The furnaces can be visited and the glass-blowing watched almost in any factory.
Burano is a charming village of fishermen, with houses painted in bright colours, two canals and one main square and a good number of little restaurants. It became renowned thanks to the export of lace. Old ladies working the bobbin (a tradition of over five centuries) can still be seen out of the threshold of their home or inside the shops.
Torcello – the mystery island – is the most evocative island of the lagoon. Almost completely abandoned (only 5 people live on the island) Torcello tells us stories of a harsh past, of a flourishing commerce and of an early decline. Hemingway, fascinated by its silence, wrote a novel here.
Tour designed for everybody
Duration 4 to 6 hours
Meeting point pick-up at your Hotel
Cost from € 80,00 / h
Extra costs water transport (water taxi or water bus)
Please note the visit can be limited to one or two islands reducing the time