Murano, Burano, Sant’Erasmo, Torcello and its remote secrets islands
A 3 to 6 hour private boat tour, fully bespoke even in the choice of the type of boat, to explore the most traditional but also the less known islands of the northern lagoon.
The Venetian laguna, is made up of some 360 sq. miles and is full of low, green islands of varying sizes, linked by channels through challenging, yet transversable shallows. Come and enjoy a private, local boat tour of the most famous islands of the Venice laguna !
In the earliest days of Venice, the city was just a collection of several scattered groups of island dwelling people whose livelihoods relied on fishing, salt collecting and boat ferrying.
The islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello, located in the Northern lagoon are still lively examples of the lagoon’s own culture.
The internationally famous Murano has been the center of glass making for around 700 years, a unique place where this artistry can still be seen and appreciated. You have ready access to one or more private furnaces where you can experience a master glassmaker, working on incredible pieces.
On the Isle of Burano, which was once a full time fishermen village, you can marvel at the brightly painted houses where women still weave very refined and intricate hand made lace: the finest of all Italy!
Torcello was the cradle of Venice, a remote place in space and time where you can find the elegant century old Byzantine cathedral houses and the oldest Byzantine style mosaics. From this island you can take a ride by traditional fisherman boat to spend a couple of hours in the pristine and dreamy wetlands and the remote secret, small islands.
On the way back to Venice you could make a stop at the most popular, lush country side island – Sant’Erasmo. Here, you can enjoy the delicious Malvasia white wine : Orto di Venezia – the only labelled wine of the laguna of Venice or taste the famous violet baby artichokes, castraure, if you get there in the right season!
- Private boat tour of 3 hours with an overview of Murano and Burano.
- Private boat tour of 4 hours with an overview of Murano, Burano and Torcello.
- Private boat tour of 5 hours with time at your leisure in Murano, Burano and Torcello as well as the secret lagoon islands behind them or visit Mazzorbo island for wine tasting.
Highlights: Murano, Burano, Torcello, Mazzorbo, Sant’Erasmo or secret small islands.
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WHICH VENICE WILL YOU DISCOVER?
These tours are intended for first time visitors who wish to become acquainted with Venice’s main sights and landmarks, gaining an overall picture of its history and modern-day life.
Art, in all forms has been a unique ingredient of Venice’s success. Discover the magnificence of the grand Venetian architects and painters. For the ones that live in the now the contemporary art, contemporary architecture and the truly authentic glass studios where masters are at work.
These tours are intended for visitors who wish to experience areas and sites rarely seen by tourists, in both urban locations and beyond. Take this opportunity to discover truly authentic art studios, furnaces and lagoon islands with us.