A relaxing and slow-paced excursion designed to experience the Northern Lagoon, Murano, Burano and Torcello, away from the city, enveloped in Nature. Also, the finest way to understand what Venice must have been like in those early days when it all happened. Murano, our first stop, is the island famous for the glass, an activity which boasts ancient origins and maintains to today intact its tradition. Admire the glass masters at work and appreciate the evolution of glass making in the Glass Museum. A little more up north is charming Burano with its bright coloured houses, an island of fishermen, famous for a unique way of lace making reproducing and inspired by fishing nets.
And last but not least, Torcello: only a few minutes away from Burano and yet here time seems to have stopped. The island is virtually uninhabited, with less than 10 residents all together. Immersed in a beautiful and lush local vegetation, Torcello preserves the oldest monument in the lagoon: the stunning Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in 639 and rebuilt in 1008. The interior is overwhelming and features ancient Byzantine mosaics representing the Virgin Mary and the Last Judgemnt.
The excursion requires at least 4 hours and needs water transportation, which can be public or private, not included in the cost listed below. The Glass Museum is closed on Wednesdays.