This boat trip to Burano from Venice is the perfect blend for those who love the unique adventures and places full of tradition and peculiarities: a fascinating city and two uncommon islands will be the protagonists of your day.
During this boat trip from Venice you will be accompanied by a guide that will explain everything you will see, making it even more enjoyable and unique. A beautiful motor-launch will take you safely from one place to another, and the first stage of your day will be Burano, famous for its colorful houses, typical fishermen's homes, but also for lace making, centenarian tradition of the island . Small pink, yellow and green buildings will wait for you to leave you speechless and your guide will explain how these colors were wanted by fishermen in order to make recognizable homes even from the sea. Today, more than 3,000 people live on this island and many of them carry on local lace production, making the island famous. Once you arrive you will have some free time to go on the island.
After a walk to explore the island of Burano, your boat trip will take you to Murano, which is actually a small archipelago of many islands where you will discover everything about its tradition of glass processing. The inhabitants of this archipelago are about 4,500, and from 1291 here the glass is produced and the glass is being worked, the decision was taken by the Venice Council which decided to relocate glass production here because the ovens were creating too many fires and for this reason they were forced to cease their activities and to move to other areas, the choice fell on Murano.
The fascination of glass
If a ride on the island will not be enough to appreciate all the charm and beauty of the glass, this boat trip will add a further note to your day: you can actually go to a real factory where glass is produced and assist a moment of processing and production of this material flux; once inside the factory you will also be able to visit the interior showroom where you can admire all the shapes and colors that the glass, worked by skilled hands, can take. At the end of the visit you will resume your boat to return to Venice.
Other boat tours in Venice
If you are interested in other tours in Venice try our Venice Tour on board a private gondola that will let you discover Venice in the most fascinating way: let it be carried away by the timeless charm of the Grand Canal and live Venice. Instead, with the Tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello, you will have the opportunity to discover the Venice Lagoon and its three main islands: Murano, famous for glass processing, Burano, famous for lace crafts, and Torcello, an ancient center of art and culture.