After visiting historic Venice on foot, we got up really early that day and took a boat to Murano, the island famous for its glass. Murano was a commercial port as far back as the 7th century, and today it is the best place to buy glass with threads of gold (aventurine), multicolored glass (millefiori), or other amazing pieces from Murano’s artisans.
Everything was very quiet when we arrived, it was still really early, and we nearly had the place to ourselves.
We decided to go the glass museum but it was a bit disappointing. Not a lot of information and it was just tons of glass pieces stacked up in some display cases. There was a few historic pieces but more of the things were quite recent and not that impressive.
We then took the vaporetto to Burano. This island was definitely my favourite! The houses were so colourful! This island is very famous for lace, however people also produce Venetia masks and glass on the this island as well.
We had amazing food over there and took a lof of pictures of the colourful houses and the laundry hanging outside.
Torcello was our last destination. Torcello is a bit less well known that the other two islands. Torcello was found in 452, and now has a full-time population of 10 people! There is a lovely church to visit, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Not a lot of tourist are making the journey to visit that part of Venice as it is further away!
We had a coffee in a garden and it was lovely. Then we tried to go back to the historic part of Venice and it was a nightmare to catch a vaporetto back. A lot of people were just cutting the queue and it was so frustrating to have wasted so much time trying to get back!