Islands of the lagoon: Murano Burano and Torcello
Murano, history and Glass
Murano, an island which is a connection of 7 small islands linked by bridges and crossed from the Grand Canal of Murano. You can admire the glassblowing Artisans working the glass, ancient art born around the VIII century and that still very much alive. Take a small walk and visit the beautiful and Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria e Donato, and the must-see Museum of Glass.
Burano and its laces and super colors!
Burano, one of the most colorful place in the world, vivid colors that are reflected on the water. The beautiful island of fishermen, where you can admire the art of lace and visit the Lace Museum. Enjoy a short walk in the bright square of the island, Piazza Galuppi, where to have lunch with fresh seafood, or take a coffee and a good bussolà, typical sweet buranello.
Torcello, a visit to the first Basilica
Torcello, is the first of the lagoon islands that has been inhabited, even before Venice. It currently has less than 20 people, an island of peace and green, with its ancient Basilica of Santa Maria, built in 639, and the medieval church of Santa Fosca dating back to the eleventh century.