Murano and Burano

Murano and Burano excursions and tours

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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.

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 colourful houses and weave the most impressive lace. Enjoy strolling through the picturesque streets as you admire the colourful houses or stop at one of the islands famous restaurants, specialising 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 usually much more expensive.

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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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Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lace-making Small-Group Excursion in Venice by Private Boat
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Murano Glassblowing & Burano Lace-making Small-Group Excursion in Venice by Private Boat

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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Duration up to 5 hours
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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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Duration 4 hours
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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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Duration 5 hours 30 minutes
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Murano glass and Burano lace experience with prosecco wine
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Murano glass and Burano lace experience with prosecco wine

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Duration 5 hours
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Murano Glass Working Demonstration at The Glass Cathedral
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Murano Glass Working Demonstration at The Glass Cathedral

Join the Glass Masters of The Glass Cathedral - Santa Chiara for a unique glass working demonstration and an introduction to the history of the famous Murano Glass.

Duration up to 30 minutes
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Private excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello by motorboat
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Private excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello by motorboat

Book your private tour of three popular islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Reach Murano, Burano and Torcello by motorboat and discover their traditional arts and crafts.

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Duration up to 4 hours
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Murano, Burano and Torcello 1-day tour
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Murano, Burano and Torcello 1-day tour

Discover the 3 islands of the Venice Lagoon in one day, participate in a glass-making demonstration on Murano Island, and visit Burano, famous for the lace and the coloured houses, and Torcello

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Duration up to 8 hours
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The Venice Islands guided tour - Murano and Burano
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The Venice Islands guided tour - Murano and Burano

Discover the islands of Murano and Burano, visit a glassblowing factory in Murano and get advantage of a qualified that will provide information on board.

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Duration 4 hours 30 minutes
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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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Duration 6 hours
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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, 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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Duration 6 hours
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