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Murano and Burano Islands Luxury Excursion

Private Luxury Tour of Murano and Burano
Duration
Duration 4 hours
Type
Tours and Sightseeing
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Private luxury half day tour from Venice to discover Murano and Burano, the most famous fascinating islands of the Venetian Lagoon.

With your private guide, from your hotel in the center of Venice by private motorboat sailing along the Venetian canals, you will reach the islands of Murano and Burano.

Murano famous for the art of blown glass and Burano, a very colorful island famous for the art of lace.

The Murano's fame as a center for glass processing began in 1291 when the Republic of Venice ordered glassmakers to transfer their foundries to Murano to avoid the risk of fire and destruction of the wooden houses in Venice.

in Murano with your guide you will visit the glass workshops to see Venetian glass masters at work creating their works of art and visiting the Glass Museum your guide will show you the evolution of the works of art through the ages.

Burano, the most colorful island of Venice famous for its lace and quaint fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors.

Legend has it that since Burano was a fishing village on an island, fishermen returning home from their fishing trips could easily spot their houses even in the fog, thanks to the bright colors they were painted in.

With your guide in Burano you will enjoy a visit to the lace makers who still work the lace according to the ancient tradition creating their unique laces and a tour in the hidden alleys of the island to discover the most interesting corners.

Your private tour of the islands of Murano and Burano ends with return to your central Venice hotel by guide and private motorboat.

 


DETAILS

 

Duration:
4 hours tour

Departure Time:
Morning

Pick up and Drop off Point:
At the lobby of your Hotel in Venice if with water door or to be agreed upon confirmation

Price will include:
- private expert and licensed guide.  
- private motorboat transportation

Price will not include:
- Gratuities (optional).
- Admission fees to church and museums.
- Meals and Beverage.

 


F.A.Q.


  • Is it worth going to Murano in Venice?


Yes, visiting Murano while in Venice is definitely worth it, especially if you have an interest in art, history, or craftsmanship. Here are several reasons why Murano is worth a visit:

1. Glassmaking Tradition: Murano is renowned for its centuries-old tradition of glassmaking. The island's glassmakers have been producing exquisite glass art and products since the Middle Ages. Visiting Murano allows you to witness firsthand the craftsmanship behind this ancient art form.

2. Glassmaking Workshops: Many glassmaking workshops on Murano offer guided tours where you can observe skilled artisans creating intricate glass pieces using traditional techniques. These tours provide insight into the intricate process of glassmaking and allow you to appreciate the skill and artistry involved.

3. Historic Venues: In addition to its glassmaking heritage, Murano is home to several historic landmarks, including churches and palaces. One notable site is the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato, known for its stunning Byzantine mosaics and ancient relics.

4. Scenic Setting: Murano's charming canals, colorful buildings, and picturesque squares make it a delightful place to explore. You can wander through the island's narrow streets, visit quaint shops, and enjoy waterfront views along the canals.

5. Shopping Opportunities: Murano is an excellent place to purchase authentic Venetian glass souvenirs, ranging from delicate glass jewelry to intricately crafted vases and sculptures. Many shops and boutiques on the island sell a wide variety of glass products, allowing you to find the perfect memento of your visit.

6. Escape the Crowds: While Venice can be crowded with tourists, especially in popular areas like St. Mark's Square, Murano offers a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere. It's a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the main city and enjoy a more peaceful experience.

Overall, visiting Murano provides a unique opportunity to explore a historic island with a rich artistic heritage and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Venetian glassmaking. Whether you're interested in history, art, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, Murano is definitely worth a visit during your time in Venice.

 

  • Why is Burano so colorful?


Burano, a small island in the Venetian Lagoon, near Venice, Italy, is known for its vibrant and colorful buildings. There are a few reasons why Burano is so colorful:

1. Tradition: The tradition of painting buildings in bright colors dates back centuries in Burano. Legend has it that fishermen originally painted their homes bright colors so they could easily spot them from the water, especially in foggy conditions. Additionally, the colorful facades helped delineate property lines and made the island more visually appealing.

2. Zoning Regulations: In the 16th century, the local government of Burano implemented zoning regulations that required residents to paint their homes in specific colors. This was done to maintain the island's colorful aesthetic and to prevent disputes over property boundaries.

3. Community Identity: The colorful buildings of Burano have become an integral part of the island's identity and culture. The tradition of painting homes in bright colors has been passed down through generations, and residents take pride in maintaining this aspect of their heritage.

4. Tourism: As Burano has become a popular tourist destination, the colorful buildings have become even more iconic. Visitors flock to the island to admire the picturesque streets lined with vibrant houses, making the colorful facades an important part of the local economy.

5. Aesthetics and Atmosphere: The bright colors of the buildings create a cheerful and lively atmosphere on the island, adding to its charm and appeal. The colorful facades also reflect sunlight, making the streets feel brighter and more welcoming, especially on cloudy days.

Overall, the colorful buildings of Burano are a result of a combination of tradition, regulations, community identity, tourism, and aesthetic preferences, which have all contributed to creating the vibrant and picturesque island that it is known for today.


Kindly fill out the form below to obtain a quote for the indicated tour and given period and a vacation specialist will contact you to provide a complimentary quote.
But you'll also have the opportunity to submit any specific customization preferences, from tweaking the itinerary to adding unique experiences and we would be delighted to assist you in planning your ideal vacation to make your journey unique and unforgettable.

 



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