Of all the islands in the Venetian lagoon, Murano is among the best known. Its artisan glassmaking history goes back centuries, and to this day Murano glass is revered the world over. Even beyond this, the island offers plenty of experiences and places to explore. Here’s a look at some of the best.
As with the main part of Venice, Murano has a Grand Canal that bisects it down the middle. It’s smaller, obviously, and nowhere near as crowded, so it’s a great path to trace when exploring the other features of the island. To cross it, you can go over the Ponte Vivarini, or ‘Long Bridge’ as it is sometimes called, a charming, stylish piece of metal architecture.
Additional reporting by Callum Davies.