Boat tour to Murano, Burano and Torcello
A boat tour is the ideal way to get in touch with the Lagoon of Venice and with its most famous islands, Murano, Burano and Torcello.
The history of Venice is strictly connected to this extraordinary morphological system called lagoon: a fascinating universe where time seems to have stop. In the week ends the locals still get out their typical boats and row in silence, enjoying their everlasting relationship with the lagoon waters.
THE ISLAND MURANO
This excursion normally starts with a stop in Murano, the island of the eternal miracle of the blowing glass. The Venetian glass master still pass down to the next generation the secret of this ancient art. If you wish, in some of the glass factories, it is still possible to watch a glass master at work: it almost sounds as magic! The island is packed with shops selling souvenirs but also real amazing works of art. But in case you are particularly interested in going deeper into the history of glass making the Glass Museum displays an incredible collection ranging from the 14th to the 19th century. The ancient Church of Santa Maria and Donato is also really worthwhile.
Why don’t we discover Murano with our scavenger hunt A spy story in the world of glassblowing?
THE ISLAND BURANO
The charming island of Burano, would be the second call: very well known for its multicolored houses and its elegant lace. But the locals often visit Burano to buy the delicious cookies called “bussolai”!
THE ISLAND TORCELLO
The final call would be the picturesque island of Torcello, nowadays almost desert, but once the cradle of the Venetian civilization. In Torcello there are a couple of excellent restaurants, an ideal place for a wedding party indeed, and the remains of some of the most ancient monuments of the lagoon plunged in the green native vegetation: the first cathedral in Venice, Santa Maria Assunta, and the church of Santa Fosca.
This guided tour is normally organized by water taxi, a very comfortable and fast way to go around that can adapt to your needs. Water taxis must be paid cash on the spot around €120/hour up to 6 persons (price to be reconfirmed).
If you want to explore the islands by yourselves, you can also use the Vaporetto (ACTV water bus), much slower than a private boat but far less expensive: € 20 per person (validity 24 hours, kids below 6 free of charge) – PRICES 2021 – For more info please visit http://actv.avmspa.it/en/content/vaporetto