Torcello is a sparsely populated island at the northern end of the Venetian Lagoon, in north-eastern Italy. It was first settled in the year 452 and has been referred to as the parent island from which Venice was populated. It was a town with a cathedral and bishops before St Mark's Basilica was built. Wikipedia
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Explore three famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Torcello and Burano – on a half-day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll stop at a glass-blowing factory on Murano, visit Venice's first cathedral on the tranquil island of Torcello and shop for handcrafted lace on Burano. This morning or afternoon tour is a great introduction to the magical islands around the medieval city of Venice and its enclosed bay in the Adriatic Sea.
Afternoon Lagoon Tour Murano, Burano, and Torcello
Visit the enchanting islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello by boat. Our local guide will accompany you through the best and most-characteristic places of the Venetian Lagoon. Watch master glassblowers at work at a glass factory in Murano. Learn the history of the oldest inhabited island of Torcello. See lace shops in Burano and photograph the most colorful island of Venice. Get explanations about the history and culture of Venice and its islands along the way.
Islands Tour with a real local!
Like every Venetians you will discover the Venice lagoon on board of a charming Vaporetto's ride! In Murano, the last 20 families are still keep going on with this very ancient glass tradition coming from the Roman Empire's Age. During a very interesting walking across the "Glassers Street" where you will see the different skills of the major of them, you will see how Masters made their unbeatable artistic handmade cristal glass, a lot of century ago considered a real State Secret here in Venice! While in Burano you will love their millenial lace making industry born in the course of the "Venetian mythology" age: legend say it started fixing fish traps..here you have of course the possibility to try their delicious sea food cuisine and for sure enjoy the most unforgettable local skyline taking thousand of pictures! In the end Torcello, created from the last Romans escaped from Barbarians Invasions. Today considered the beginning of our Western Civilization with its last 9 locals.
Venice Islands: Murano, Burano, Torcello with Glass Factory Show - Private Tour
With this four hours tour you will enjoy the visit of 3 famous islands around Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello. History and traditions, glass manufacturing, lace and ancient artifacts. Admire the traditional task of Murano glass, participate to a Glass factory show, take a stroll along the colorful island of Burano and explore the archaeological findings of Torcello!
Venice from Rome: Private Day Trip by train with Tour of Islands included!
Take advantage of a special train ticket offer Rome-Venice Round-trip! This private trip includes an unforgettable tour with a private boat. Your driver will pick you up at the exit of Venice rail station. There is no more romantic way to admire the enchanting Venice than from its Grand Canal. Sailing on the most magnificent waterway on Earth, you will enter the lagoon and reach three of the more than 100 isles, where inhabitants of the mainland sought refuge from the invading Barbarians. You will admire the details of the characteristic Gothic palaces. The cruise will lead you from the serene atmosphere of Torcello to the lively colors of Burano and Murano, the isle of the glass artworks world-famous for its chandeliers. Before going back to the rail station by private boat, you will have enough time to explore St. Mark's Square.
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