Excursion to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello
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Excursion to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello

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Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
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  • Visit the famous Venetian islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello
  • Enjoy a demonstration by a glass-blowing master
  • Discover iconic places of handcrafts like glass and laces factories
What to expect

Enjoy a half-day excursion to the Venetian Lagoon and visit the most popular islands famous for their handcraft tradition: Murano for the glass factory, Burano for the laces, Torcello for the first cathedral in Venice.

Sailing along the islands of San Giorgio Maggiore, San Servolo, San Lazzaro degli Armeni and Sant’Elena Gardens the boat will first arrive at Murano.

Divided into nine islets crossed by a wide canal, Murano is the island of glass blowing. A long and still-thriving tradition dating back to 1291, when the glass artisans moved here their kilns from the old city center due to the fear of fires dangers. Murano history and wealth is entirely related to the glass: during the 15th and 16th centuries, it was the main glass center in Europe.

A stop to a glass factory is included to watch an expert master glass blowers creating an object.

Some of its palaces and churches are proof of Murano's magnificent splendor such as SS. Maria e Donato Church, one of the best examples of Veneto-Byzantine style. The Basilica also has a curious fact: the apse is facing the Canal. In the interior, the mosaics in the paving with ornamental motifs date from the period of the construction of the basilica (1140).

In front of Murano you can catch a glimpse of an island surrounded by brick walls and cypresses, San Michele, Venice’s cemetery since the 19th century where famous people such as Stravinsky and Diaghilev are buried. Its beautiful 15th-century church by Mauro Codussi can also be seen at a distance. This was the first church to be cladded with white marble from Istria.

The second stop will be at Torcello: center of the first Venetian civilization founded between the 5th and 6th centuries that became a flourishing island largely inhabited with palaces and churches. Nowadays the island preserves archeological proof of its glorious past such as the wonderful Byzantine Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Church of Santa Fosca with a beautiful portico and striking Byzantine interior.

Once left Torcello, the third and last stop will be on Burano island, one of the prettiest islands in the lagoon: it is a miniature Venice where all the houses are painted in bright colors. Burano is famous for its lace work, an art carried out since the 16th century when it was the most refined and famous in Europe.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Boat transfers
    • Excursion to the Venetian Lagoon
    • Visit to the Glass factory of Murano
    • Visit to Burano
    • Visit to Torcello
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Child (0-5 years): free
    Where

    Giardini Ex Reali, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

    Meeting point:
    • From St. Mark's Square: San Marco Giardinetti at Alilaguna ticket counter. Please arrive strictly 15 minutes prior to departure.
    • From Railway station: Alilaguna ticket office, in front of platform 2
    What to remember
    • Tour commentary on the boat is in English, Spanish, French and German
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    When
    • From Monday to Friday at 11.30 am
    • Saturday and Sunday at 11.30 am and 1.30 pm
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    Provider
    Bucintoro Viaggi
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.
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