DISCOVER / A wander around the islands

When we lived in Bassano del Grappa it was just a short trip into Venice on the train. This meant that we were lucky enough to enjoy it at a slower pace during visits, just dipping in and out, experiencing the must-see places at leisure. My favourite thing to do in Venice is to take a trip out by Vaporetto to one of the islands of Murano or Burano. The brightly coloured streets of Burano and the glass creations of Murano make for a photographic dream, so here we present Olive and Rosy's very visual guide to Murano and Burano!

The boat trip to reach the islands, although simply the local taxi service, is an experience in itself especially if you can bag a seat outdoors at the back of the boat. Take the longer route if you want to soak up the sights of the Grand Canal on the way, but there is also a direct option.

Once there you will find that each island is like a miniature version of the main city and so much easier not to get lost!


On my last visit we had a mission to gather some Murano glass.