THE THREE MOST VISITED ISLANDSMurano Burano and Torcello
THE GLASS ISLAND
On this island there are the most important glassworks, where the best Venetian glass masters work, who over the centuries have refined this form of art, making it unique and thus bringing trade beyond the continent. You can visit the furnaces to understand the glass working and blowing process and on the island there is the “glass museum”, it can therefore be interesting a visit to learn about the history and origins of this art recognized, appreciated and estimated all over the world. If you will buy glass, pay particular attention that it is “MADE IN MURANO”..
HOW TO REACH MURANO
From piazzale Roma to Murano direct lines:
- LINE 3 (FAST)
- LINE 4.2 (SLOW)
A COLORFUL ISLAND
It is certainly distinguished by the bright colors of its houses, which is why Burano is also called the rainbow island. It will certainly be nice to take home some souvenir photos especially if a beautiful sunny day accompanies you. Burano is also known for the “merletti” handmade by local women with a particular pin weaving, in fact there are many retailers where you can buy these handcrafted fabrics and it is home to the “merletto museum” where you can learn about the history and origins of this manufacture. We also advise you to taste the typical “buranelli” biscuits, it will not be difficult to buy them in some local bakery or pastry shop.
HOW TO REACH BURANO
To go directly to Burano you can take line 4.2 or 5.2 to “fondamente nuove” stop and change to line 12.
NATURE TRANQUILITY AND MYSTERY
Once in Torcello you will certainly notice a disarming tranquility surrounded by nature, the landscape will take you back hundreds of years in time. In January 2021 the number of inhabitants of Torcello is 11, once it seems to have counted thousands, migrated to the influential and powerful Venice. In this island, in addition to being transported to an atmosphere of other times, you can see the “Devil’s bridge” which is one of the few existing without parapets, on it turn many legends, the “throne of Attila”, the provincial museum and why not stop to eat immersed in the tranquility of this place, the island has several restaurants.
HOW TO REACH TORCELLO
To go to Torcello you can take line 4.2 or 5.2 to “fondamente nuove” stop and change to line 12 which will lead to Burano and then to Torcello.