Murano and Burano: The Gems of the lagoon.
Venice is made of 118 islands, each one of them combining their impressive charm and turning the lagoon into an amazing place that gives special feelings. Among all the islands in town, the most famous are Murano and Burano.
These islands are well known for their uniqueness, traditions and style. By riding around the canals of Venice you can see several islands and you will get the desire to visit each one because of their beauty.
Explore the characteristics of each island: The traditional glassblowing of Murano! The amazing colours of Burano ‘s houses! While traveling with the group to our first destination, from the boat you can take some breath-taking pictures of the Lagoon and its several islands!
Murano and Burano are the most famous and traditional tourist destinations among the small islands in the Lagoon: this excursion will give you the opportunity to enjoy a very relaxing tour.
We give you the possibility to enjoy a unique experience that will lead you to the historic, artistic and popular heart of the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon. You will be comfortably seated in a Grand Tourism motor-boat driven by a highly qualified crew and commentated in different languages by a specialized tour guide. The first stop of this tour is Murano.
Murano Island – The Home of Murano Glass-Making
Learn something about traditional crafts and the art of glassmaking.
Murano glass is known as the most refined type of craft glass worldwide and all this comes from the hands of Murano‘s masters.
No trip to Venice would ever be complete without a visit to glass paradise, Murano. The island is just a mile away from Venice set the pace for fashion and innovation in the global glass-making industry for more than 700 years.
Here is where talented artisans turned glassmaking into an art form meant to satisfy even the most exquisite tastes. Murano charms its visitors also with many other attractions that are unique and cannot be found anywhere else.
Our experienced guide will show you some more about Murano. How did it get its name, Murano‘s history over the decades, how did all this passion about glass making started and more answers will be revealed by our tour guide.
The colorful Burano!
The tour will then continue towards the island of Burano. The boat will drop you in a green lane and then, our guide will take you to Island’s Main Square. From there you will have a clear sight of San Martino’s Church which houses the “Crucifixion” painting by Tiepolo, and the famous leaning tower.
Get ready to be impressed by the colorful houses of Burano that are reflected into the green waters of channels, by the Leaning Bell Tower and the kindness with which the elderly ladies embroider Burano lace by their lace pillow.
Burano is well known for its lace-making and for the brightly-colored fishermen’s houses. Here neighbourly ladies invite the most curious visitors to come into their shops and admire the lace working.
The typical Burano’s houses are squared-shaped and divided into two or three floors. Usually, at the low ground there is the kitchen, the breakfast table and the toilet. At the next floors there are the bedrooms.
The different colours of the houses, which today represent the island main feature, at a previous time were used to delimit the properties. An old legend narrates that fishermen painted their houses so they could see them from long distance when they were far away for fishing. Burano is one of its kind and you will admire everything about it.
Get to know more about Venice!
There are no more words needed, Venice is a magnificent place to visit! Take a tour and find more about this amazing city. Our tour guide specialists will accompany you to Murano, Burano, Center of Venice and you will find out curiosities and history behind monuments and buildings such as Doge’s Palace, Golden Basilica, Royal Palace and many more.