Murano, Burano and Torcello Tour

I booked my tour with Local Venice Tours and the tour as well as the guide were great.

If you have a cramped schedule the half a day tour is the way to go to see the Venetian Lagoon islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello .

The tour starts by St Mark Square. The boat takes the San Marco Canal and passes along the island of San Giorgio Maggiore with its church of the same name from the 16th Century and the Arsenale, the former Venetian industry site from the 13th Century

Arsenale
Arsenale
San Giorgio Maggiore Island
San Giorgio Maggiore Island

Murano is famous for its glass manufacturing industry. Hence, we got to see a Glassmaking Master at work in a factory. It was impressive to see how one can in just few minutes make an animal out of a liquid glass. We had the occasion to buy some work either jewelry or decoration for home at the factory after the demonstration. Or, we could go explore the island. Unfortunately, you won’t have  enough time to explore fully the island. I wish i had another 30 minute.

Murano Glassmaker Master at work
Murano Glassmaker Master at work
Murano Glass Factory
Murano Glass Factory
Murano
Murano

We then went to Burano.

abandonned-island-by-burano
Abandoned Island By Burano

Burano is famous for its lace and its colorful fisherman houses. We had 30 minute on the island.  It was magical to be able to walk along all those colorful houses. I just wanted to seat down and stare at them for hours. You start your walk at the main square Piazza Galuppi ,where you can visit the church of S. Martino, and then walk along the canal to discover the picturesque bright island.

The tour ended with the 3rd island Torcello, the first center of civilization in the Estuary. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the cathedral and the Church of S. Fosca. Definitely the less impressive island.

I know the company also offers a Burano and Murano only tour and it is fine to skip Torcello and only take that 2 islands tour. The tour as well as the guide were great. I just wish I had more time to spend in Murano and Burano and enjoy those rainbow islands.

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