• Italiano It
  • tedesco De
  • Italiano En
  • portoghese PT
Weather permitting, an excursion to the islands of the lagoon is an unforgettable experience. From St. Mark's, we take a water taxi and cross the town. The taxi passes in front of the island of San Michele (St. Micheal), which after the arrival of Napoleon, became Venice's cemetary, and then Murano, the island so famous worldwide for its handblown glass. Here, you will visit one of the kilns where the glass is still being blown with traditional methods. At the end of the visit to the factory, you can walk around the island and visit one of the oldest churches in Venice, the Basilica of St. Mary and Donato.

The trip continues until we reach Burano, an enchanting island known for its colourful houses. This island is famous for its uniquely historical lace production. Women still weave today the famous Burano lace in the typical regional fashion. You can make a break for lunch in a restaurant and eat good fresh seafood from the lagoon; Burano maintains its active fishing industry.

Crossing the channel, we visit Alexandria. Once inhabited by as many as fifteen thousand people, today, this island is home to only a few families. Torcello, in fact, was one of the earliest settlements in the lagoon at the time of Barbarian Invasions. The basilica on this island is the oldest of all the Venetian Lagoon. This church still retains some priceless treasures such as the mosaic of the "Last Judgement".

© 2011-2024 | Venice Tour Guide - Max Tessari P. IVA 04062970274