The pretty little towns of Murano and Burano are two of the many islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Both of which are easily accessed by 45 minutes to an hours’ boat ride from the city centre and make a wonderful day trip from Venice.
Murano has become famous for glass. The skilled craftsmen create beautiful vases and other items through glass-blowing. Much of which is then exported around the world. It’s far more laid back than Venice, with romantic canalside cafes and beautiful glass stores.
Burano is famous for lace and the brightly coloured homes that line its waterways.
Both islands make a lovely day trip outside of Venice. I would even argue that the food is better out here too.
To best illustrate this great day trip from Venice, I’ve put together a little photo diary. Enjoy the colourful inspiration!
If you’d like a more detailed guide to Venice, then do check out my guide here 🙂
To get to Murano, catch ‘Line 4.2’ at the San Zaccaria ferry stop, which is fairly close to Piazzo San Marco.
If you’re interesting in learning the art of glass making, make sure to visit Museo del Vetro. Here they showcase Venetian glass blowing techniques developed over the past few centuries. Admission: Approx £8/€10.
To get to Murano, catch ‘Line 12’ at the San Zaccaria ferry stop, which is fairly close to Piazzo San Marco.
Lace making has been at the heart of Burano for centuries. The lace is beautiful and the real is very expensive. You can still buy some lace items as a souvenir, but it won’t be hand made and will be far more affordable.
Murano and Burano as a Day Trip
So there you have my mini guide to visiting Murano and Burano as a day trip from Venice, both of which are lovely spots to visit. Short and sweet, they are well worth spending one day in. Why not join an organised half-day tour to visit Murano and Burano? Book tickets here.
But make sure to also check out my guide to spending a weekend in Venice here.
Disclaimer: This visit to Murano and Burano was entirely paid for by myself. There was no involvement from the tourism board or a hotel. This is an independent guide.
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