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Murano and Burano

Murano and Burano tours and excursions

Italy

Things to do in Murano and Burano

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A memorable trip in the romantic city of Venice is not complete without a visit to the islands of Murano and Burano, which are part of the municipality's most famous Italian lagoon. You will need only a half day for this excursion, but our advice is to dedicate an entire day to fully enjoy the charm of these islands.

The name of Murano echoes around the world thanks to the art of its master glassmakers. The glass came to Venice around the year 1000 and, thanks to commercial relations with the East, the techniques of glassmaking reached the highest level. However, around the year 1100, due to pollution and the danger of fires, furnaces were banned from Venice and moved to the nearby island of Murano. Here families handed down the secrets of glass art from generation to generation. Nobody in the world has managed to equal them and still today the Murano Glass brand is a guarantee of excellence and creativity. On the island you can visit the kilns and the Glass Museum and see artisans at work, as well as buy nice souvenirs to take home in memory of your trip.

Another beautiful island in the Venetian Lagoon is Burano, one of the ten most colorful places in the world! An authentic feast for eyes and soul, this town enchants with the colourful facades of its houses, which are reflected in the water of the lagoon. Why does the island look so peculiar? A legend says that, during the winter season, Burano is shrouded in mist, so the fishermen decided to paint their houses with bright colours to recognize them more easily returning from the sea. Even today you can paint your own home: you just have to apply for a permit. The tradition of Burano is not only colour, but also lace made entirely by hand. This production of excellence began in the fifteenth century. Do not miss the Museum of Lace!

The spectacular island of Burano became famous for handcrafted lace making in the 16th century. Although lacemaking on the island declined in the 18th century, it was revived in the 19th century when a school of lacemaking opened. Today, craftswomen sit at the doors of their colorful houses and weave the most impressive lace. Enjoy strolling through the picturesque streets as you admire the colorful houses or stop at one of the islands famous restaurants, specializing in fresh seafood. The island is also home to the Lace Museum and many shops selling beautiful lace but make sure to check the authenticity if you decide to buy. Real Burano lace takes a long time to make and even the smallest piece can take weeks to finish so it's usually much more expensive.

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Venice and Lagoon Islands hop-on hop-off tour with audio guide
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Venice and Lagoon Islands hop-on hop-off tour with audio guide

Visit Venice on a scenic hop-on hop-off eco-boat tour and discover over 100 attractions with an exclusive audio guide on your smartphone.

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Morning tour of Burano and Murano
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Morning tour of Burano and Murano

Visit the enchanting islands of Murano and Burano. Experience a Murano glassblowing demonstration and learn more about lacework tradition in Burano.

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Murano, Burano and Torcello day trip
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Murano, Burano and Torcello day trip

Enjoy a 4-hour guided tour discovering the gems of the Venice lagoon: Burano, Murano and Torcello.

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Afternoon tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello
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Afternoon tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello

Book your afternoon tour of Murano, Burano, and Torcello and discover the history of the oldest inhabited island of Venice.

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Murano, Burano and Torcello islands full-day tour
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Murano, Burano and Torcello islands full-day tour

Discover Murano, Burano and Torcello islands and learn more about the glassblowing techniques and the millennial history of these places.

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From Venice: Murano glass factory tour with blowing demo and workshop
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From Venice: Murano glass factory tour with blowing demo and workshop

Enjoy a guided tour with an expert glass master and a workshop where you will create your own handmade object in Murano glass.

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Venice Islands guided tour - Murano, Burano and Torcello
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Venice Islands guided tour - Murano, Burano and Torcello

Discover the 3 historical Venice islands with an expert guide , visit a glassblowing factory during your stop in Murano and stroll through the colorful streets of Burano and explore Torcello.

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Murano glassblowing & Burano lace-making private boat tour in Venice
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Murano glassblowing & Burano lace-making private boat tour in Venice

Get off the beaten track with this tour and visit the enchanting islands of Murano and Burano. Don't miss live demonstrations of glassblowing and lace making.

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Six-hour lagoon tour in Murano, Burano and Torcello
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Six-hour lagoon tour in Murano, Burano and Torcello

Visit Murano, Burano and Torcello during this six-hour boat tour. Start your tour from Venice and discover the best hidden spots of the lagoon

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Murano and Burano afternoon tour from Punta Sabbioni
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Murano and Burano afternoon tour from Punta Sabbioni

Discover 2 islands of the Venetian Lagoon on this afternoon boat tour. Attend a glass-blowing demonstration in Murano and visit the picturesque island of Burano.

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Venice, Murano and Burano day tour from Punta Sabbioni
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Venice, Murano and Burano day tour from Punta Sabbioni

Enjoy a scenic boat tour of the Venetian Lagoon, take part in a glass-blowing demonstration in Murano and explore the colorful island of Burano at your own pace.

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Murano, Burano and Torcello day tour from Punta Sabbioni
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Murano, Burano and Torcello day tour from Punta Sabbioni

Discover 3 islands of the Venetian Lagoon in one day. Attend a glass-blowing demonstration in Murano and visit the picturesque islands of Burano and Torcello.

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Murano and Burano

Murano and Burano

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Reviews Murano and Burano

3/5
Trudy, Aug 13, 2022

“Good value for money. Tour not tun by TUI and very very busy with people who just went along for day out with families, took no notice of the scenery or what the guide had to say. Boat was very very crowded and enclosed and very hot. Also, found it difficult to locate the starting point in Venice”

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GDPR Expired data, Feb 17, 2016
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GDPR Expired data, Dec 15, 2015
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Judy, Oct 01, 2015
Venice