The Venetian Islands Three Pearls of the Lagoon
With this tour you will visit the most beautiful islands of Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello– you will discover the stunning islands of Venice with a private luxury water taxi and the assistance of a local guide. First stop you will visit the beautiful island of Murano, where the glass blowing dates back to the X century. Whilst watching one of the glass masters blowing and shaping the glass in the furnace, you will learn the history and the process of the glass making throughout the years. After this you will be invited to visit their elegant show room, with beautiful and original pieces on display, which is really worth a visit.
Your private water taxi will then take you to Burano, a fishermen’s island known for its vibrant multi-coloured houses. The tour guide will lead you through the narrow alleys and reveal the true culture and lifestyle of this charming, picturesque town, famous also for the millenary lace-work, you will also have the possibility to see one of the local old ladies working on the Burano lace: she will show you the different stitches involved in making these wonderful works of art.
We’ll then leave the Island of Burano and take a short boat ride to the Island of Torcello, “where all began”; it is here that the “future Venetians” first settled, to escape from the Barbarian conquering the mainland. You’ll have the chance to enter the Basilica, one of the oldest in the lagoon, and admire its magnificent mosaics.
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