Just off Venice, discover the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. These are sites world-famous for both their arts and crafts as well as their magnificent buildings. Don't forget your camera!
Take full advantage of our offer to come discover the islands off Venice. The crossing of the lagoon, embellished with fascinating stories about Venetian life that you'll hear from your guide, will take you to your first destination: the island of Murano. It's a place famous for the quality and beauty of its hand-crafted glass with its myriad forms of artistic expression. As you can imagine, many pieces are also sold in the shops of the Lagoon City. The island is also home to magnificent Gothic buildings, such as the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato and the Palazzo de Mula.
Next stop, the colourful island of Burano! On this island, all houses are brightly coloured, which, according to legend, helped local sailors to reach the mainland in times of bad weather. It's a very picturesque site which also houses a lace making workshop, operated by the women of the island.
The last of the three islands, Torcello, is probably the most tranquil of all three. Its architecture, which has not changed for centuries, gives the place an almost mystical appearance. The Basilica of the same name is known for its Byzantine mosaics and its mystery-filled crypt. A trip back in time that will end when you return to the bustling Lagoon City.
Step 1 - Pick-up Your Ticket
The organizers reserve the right to cancel in case of bad weather.
Meeting point: In front of the Piombi, the prison located in the Doge's Palace near the Ponte Della Paglia.
Access by Vaporetto: Take line 1 and get off at the stop S. Marco - S. Zaccaria. Once off the boat, turn left and cross the Ponte Della Paglia. From here, you will see on your right the Piombi and the yellow kiosk where you can validate your voucher before boarding.
Access by water taxi: Ask to get off at Monumento. Then turn left and cross the first bridge you see. Continue straight and use the yellow kiosk to validate your voucher.
This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
The entrance fees inside the churches in Torcello are not included
Comfortable shoes suggested
All ticket sales are definitive and unfortunately no refunds can be given.
November 16, 2018
This was so wonderful! We absolutely loved our trip, and it was very well organized!