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Murano and Burano – The Best Day Trip From Venice

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

day trip to Murano and Burano
Exploring Murano


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 ยฃ8/โ‚ฌ10.


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.

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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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  1. wanderlustvlog
    February 6, 2018 / 12:49 am

    It looks like an amazing trip! I visited Venice about two years ago, so I wish I read this article sooner ๐Ÿ™‚ But I’m sure I will go back again one day, and have another chance. Great pictures I must say!

    • February 6, 2018 / 7:02 pm

      Thank you! Definitely drop by when you visit next! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. February 6, 2018 / 6:02 pm

    I actually never heard about Murano and Burano but they both looks stunning! Although if I would have to choose one it would be Burano! I love those colourful houses! It looks so magical and wonderful! I would love to go back to Italy! Its such a beautiful country and obviously it has delicious food! Great photos!

    • February 6, 2018 / 7:02 pm

      Thank youuu! The food is totally amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a bit of an insta hotspot but I still loved visiting! Definitely go ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. February 7, 2018 / 5:49 am

    When I was in Venice I met a couple who told me about these 2 islands. Luckily I got to visit and wow was it so worth it! Spectacular color and such a great area to be in! I had the best pasta here at a roadside cafe and the best pics!
    Your pixs are fabulous by the way! Thanks for bringing me back to good memories!

  4. Charles Turrell
    February 8, 2018 / 8:13 am

    Such beautiful towns! I’ve not been to Venice yet but desperate to go! Love adventuring outside the main city as well and these look awesome!

  5. February 10, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    We were fortunate to see Murano for a few hours one day and even purchased some glass. We went in and out of several shops to make sure we were getting quality work. We didn’t make it to Burano but it sure seems like we missed out. We would have really enjoyed all of the color

  6. February 11, 2018 / 10:45 am

    I have been in Venice many, many times, visited some islands too but never Burano and Murano. Burano looks so adorable with all these colours. Next time I visit Venice I’m heading to Burano! For sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. February 11, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    Venice is definitely high on my list for upcoming years. It is such an iconic place that despite the crowds I must see it. Beautiful photos! I love all the colourful buildings.

    • February 12, 2018 / 7:21 pm

      Yes, it really is! A bit of a life bucket list place ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you go soon!

  8. February 12, 2018 / 2:11 am

    This is just what the Dr. ordered. I’m planning a summer trip with the family to Rome and have definitely added Venice for a one day trip. This will help me to put together things for the day. Your photos are also lovely, so making up my mind where to go will be difficult.

    • February 12, 2018 / 7:19 pm

      Ah awesome, yes definitely! If you have early/late enough trains, you might be able to both! Have a great time!

  9. February 21, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    Murano and Burano look so cool. I love those colorful houses. Hope that I can visit it one day.

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