Visit the islands of Murano and Burano on this 3-hour private tour to learn about the age-old Venetian glassblowing and lacemaking traditions.
The ephemeral beauty of blown glass is a perfect metaphor for Venice and its lagoon. Experience the wonder of this delicate art with a privately guided visit to the island of Murano - for over seven centuries home to the glass making industry which was transferred here from Venice in 1291 as a precaution against fire. With a miniature version of the Grand Canal lined on both sides with glass factories and shops, you are invited to watch the skilled artisans at work and can purchase an exquisite example of their craft as a souvenir at the end.
Your private water taxi will then pass through a navigable channel marked by wooden piles. Soon the peaceful, cypress-covered island of San Francesco del Deserto appears on the right; according to a medieval story, St. Francis of Assisi was shipwrecked here and preached his legendary sermon to the birds.
Neighboring Burano is dedicated to more secular pursuits. Most of the island's inhabitants are fishermen and some of their wives and daughters still make the lace for which the place is famed. With its brightly-painted houses in shades of lemon, lilac, and tangerine, Burano has a more southern appearance than anywhere else on the lagoon and boasts all the charm that nets, sailcloth, and fishermen give to any port. You will have a complete tour of the island where the local lace making technique "a tombolo" will be explained.
|# of People||Price|
|1 person||$884.00 per person|
|2 people||$443.00 per person|
|3 people||$295.00 per person|
|4 people||$222.00 per person|
|5 people||$192.00 per person|
|6 people||$171.00 per person|
Transportation by private water taxi is included in the total price.
Please note that the regular glass production takes place on weekdays. On the weekends and from the end of July to the end of August, visitors will only be shown a demonstration of the two main techniques - the blown and the solid one.
Sites Included: Island of Murano and glassblower's studio, Island of Burano and lace making workshop
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My clients enjoyed their trip very much. In particular, they found that the guide for this Burano and Torcello excursion was outstanding. She had a perfect balance of how much information to provide, etc. They were quite pleased with everything. Many thanks for your help with their tours.