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Murano And Burano Tickets & Tours

Step off the well-beaten tourist path and explore the many islands around Venice during your Murano and Burano trip.  With your Burano and Murano tour tickets, you’ll discover fine Venetian craftsmanship as you embark on a memorable Burano and Murano sightseeing trip. Travel back in time and learn about the history of glass-making on the historic island of Murano.  Pay a visit a glass factory and watch expert glassblowers create exquisite pieces of art during your Murano day trip.  Then, make your way to the charming, colorful island of Burano for a truly unforgettable Venice experience.  There, you can admire Burano’s vibrantly-painted houses or peruse the many lace shops along Galuppi, which is the island’s main street.  Visit the Lace Museum and check out some exceptional lacework exhibitions during your Burano tour. If you want to explore the surrounding islands during your Venice vacation, then visiting Burano and Murano and supporting the local craftsmen are some of the best things to do in Venice!

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Our tips for Murano & Burano Tours

OUR TIPS FOR BURANO & MURANO

 

  • Lace Up. If you truly want to appreciate Burano’s famed lacework, then head to the Lace Museum and you will not be disappointed.Come across some exquisite pieces that are on show at the museum.
  • Shop Around.Once you step off the ferry, explore Murano a bit before buying glass souvenirs.That way, you’re not lured in by hawkers who prey on tourists and sell lesser quality glass at a high price.
  • Make a Day of It. The best way to see the two islands is to dedicate a whole day for your Murano and Burano sightseeing trip.Set out early from Venice so you can have enough time to explore both islands.

Insider Tip –

Easily lost?  That’s O.K.!  You don’t need a GPS. Murano and Burano are small islands; so it’s easy to get oriented.  And, if you somehow still lose your way, you can take comfort in the fact that there’s only one way off the islands.  Just ask for the vaporetto and a kindly local will point you in the right direction.

Good to know

Best time to visit

The best time of day to visit Murano and Burano is in the morning and afternoon.  Once the sun goes down, both of the islands turn into veritable ghost towns because most shops and restaurants close up.  So, if you want to check out the Murano and Burano attractions or savor some delicious bites at the various restaurants and other eateries, you should head to these islands during the daytime. In terms of the best time of the year to visit Murano and Burano, the months of April, May, September, and October bring ideal conditions.  The weather is most pleasant at this time of the year.  Plus, the crowds are smaller so you’ll avoid the long queues of the summer months.  July and August are the busiest and hottest months of the year.  Many cruise ships also disembark in Venice during summer; so, expect significantly more crowding.  In winter, Venice is almost entirely deserted.  There’s less options for food and lodging then and flooding can easily put a damper on your Venice vacation, too. Then again, it can be kind of fun to splash around in the piazzas!

Getting there

There are only a few different ways to get to Murano and Burano from Venice.  Hopping on a vaporetto to reach the islands is one of the most cost-effective and hassle-free methods to get around Venice. A vaporetto is a waterbus; and, you’ll discover that they are pretty much everywhere.  Keep in mind that Murano is closer to Venice and there are more water busses that ferry between Venice and Murano.  You can take a leisurely cruise to Murano from Venice on Waterbus No. 4.1 or 4.2, which make several stops at ports along the way.  Or, you can opt for the No. 3 Waterbus that’ll take you directly to Murano from Venice.  If you’re heading straight to Burano, which is about 45 minutes from Venice, then the No. 12 Waterbus will take you there.  The 12 waterbus also stops at Murano, as well as Torcello, Mazzorbo, Treporti, and Punta Sabbioni. Alternatively, you can also hire a water taxi to take you to the islands. However, water taxis are expensive and you’ll easily burn a sizeable hole in your wallet if you’re enjoying that luxury during your Murano and Burano vacation.

Did you know?

Quick Trivia – Amaze your friends and family with these Murano and Burano fun facts!

  • The master glassblowers of Murano were not allowed to leave the island.This was done so their glass-making secrets remained in Venice.
  • Glass was a luxury that only the rich could enjoy during the Middle Ages.And, Venice accumulated immense wealth and power from selling it.
  • Burano lace was so famous that Leonardo Da Vinci travelled all the way to the island in 1481 to purchase a lace cloth for the main altar of the Duomo di Milano.
  • Burano is also known for its colorfully painted houses.The story goes that the houses were painted in bright colors so that fishermen could find their way home in the thick fog.

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