The Venetian lagoon, made up of some 360 sq. miles, is full of low, green islands of varying size, linked by channels through the muddy shallows.
These unique surroundings recalls the earliest days of Venice when they fostered several scattered groups of mainland refugees through 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 for 700 years the centre of glass making where this artistry can still be seen and appreciated.
Burano, once a full time fishermen village is the ultimate picturesque place with its brightly painted houses in multiple colors.
Torcello was the cradle of Venice, a remote place in space and time where the 1000 years old cathedral houses the oldest mosaics in the area.
Spend a few relaxing hours then visiting the islands and sailing through this calm water environment
You can tour for 3 hours with an overview in Murano and Burano.
You can tour for 4 hours with an overview in Murano, Burano and Torcello.
You can tour for 5 hours with time at leisure in Murano, Burano and Torcello.