|Murano, Italy||4 hours||Attractions/Entertainment|
• Private professional tour escort
• Private water taxi
• See the Murano Island famous for its glass making and visit an artistic glass blowing factory
• Stroll through the brightly painted houses of Burano
• Visit the historical Torcello Island, the "mother of Venice"
Description of the tour
You private water taxi will pick you up from your hotel to take you through the Venetian Lagoon to the well-known Island of Murano, famous for its glass making since the 10th century. You will visit here one of the prestigious glassblowing factories, where you will see in action the skills of a master craftsman that brings to life a glass masterpiece and you will learn about the process involved in making the world famous Murano glass. Then you will visit the showroom, where you can see the works made by prestigious Murano masters. Enjoy some free time to explore on your own the quiet streets of Murano.
Then you will cross the northern part of the Lagoon with its minor islands spread all around to reach the colourful Burano, a typical fishing island famous for its brightly coloured houses and the lace making. If you want to watch the local ladies working on the Burano Lace your guide will point out to you one of the specialized shops. You will have time to walk around for a while.
The next stop is the Island of Torcello, known as the “Mother of Venice”. You may want to visit the Basilica, one of the oldest in the Lagoon, which holds beautiful mosaics. Alternatively, you can just spend your time walking around on your own.
On your returned to Venice, you can choose to continue exploring Venice or to be dropped off back to your hotel.