Take a four-hour trip to Murano for the exquisite glasswork, Burano for lace and its pastel-coloured fishermen’s cottages, and finally to Torcello for Venice’s first cathedral by boat – the islands in the lagoon in Venice make for some very engaging sightseeing.
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Take the trip to visit the famous islands of Murano and Burano and learn about the age-old handcrafts that brought these little islands fame from the quality Murano glass and Burano lace being made first-hand. It’s the perfect afternoon trip from Venice for those seeking a combination of history and behind-the-scenes action!
After a short ride on a boat you will reach MURANO. Explore the island on foot and stop at a glass factory to watch a skilled glass blower create works of art. Learn from your guide about Murano’s wealth in the 15th and 16th centuries when the island was central to Europe’s glass making. Before re-boarding the boat, you’ll have time to visit a museum showcasing the world-famous Murano glass.
Afterward, journey to the island of BURANO and admire the picturesque fishermen’s houses painted in bright pastel colors. In this miniature Venice, you’ll find the famous lace – abundant since the 16th century and once considered the most refined in Europe. Browse local shops and find lace on display at a museum dedicated to the craft of lace making before your guide returns you to Venice.
The tour will continue to the delightful island of TORCELLO, home to Venice’s first cathedral. The cathedral, Santa Fosca, is a masterpiece with its mosaics and Byzantine structure. After your tour, re-board the motor launch to cross the lagoon back to Venice. The tour ends at the original starting point.
Alilaguna ticket office by the Royal Gardens – 5 mins walk from St. Mark’s square. Please verify the map on your voucher. You need to show your e-voucher at the ticket office and exchange it with the boat ticket. The boat will depart from Alilaguna pier opposite the Alilaguna ticket office.
9:30am – 11:00am – 2:30pm Summer Schedule
11:00am Winter schedule
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing