- Address: Murano , Venice, Italy
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Island, Water Body, Leisure, Family And Kids, Architecture , Nature
Murano - Review
Venice’s state as a floating city leads to the creation of some unique neighbourhoods. On such neighbourhood is the Murano, a collection of seven islands linked by bridges. These islands are:
- Sacca Mattia
- San Donato (find the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato)
- San Teresa e San Mattia
- San Giacomo e San Maffio
- San Pietro Martire (find the church of San Pietro Martire)
- Sacca Serenalla
- San Chiara e San Stefano
Originally settled by Romans, the islands prospered on the fishing and salt industries. The Monastery of St. Michael was founded and went on to become an important learning and printing centre, eventually producing the famous map-maker Fra Mauro.
But the islands today are most famous for their glass-making workshops, an industry created in the 13th century as a result of glassblowers having to move out of Venice to prevent fires. Over the centuries, the islands became major exporters of glassware and the community became quite affluent. Some of the most glassware brands come from this island.
Sights on the island:
- Museo del Vetro
- Palazzo de Mula
- Chiesa dei Santi Maria e Donato
- Santa Maria degli Angeli
Also, visit nearby attractions which are covered in Venice itinerary 1 day.
How To reach Murano by Public Transport
- Ferries 3, 4.1, 4.2, 7 12, 13, NLN, NMU stop Murano Faro M/N
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Things to Know Before Visiting Murano
13.5% of people who visit Venice include Murano in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
29.37% of people start their Murano visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Murano
63.64% of people prefer walking in order to reach Murano
Murano, Venice Reviews
Beautiful small island. If you have enough time on your Venice tour it’s for sure worth visiting. We took ferry from Venice and got down at Murano Colonna. It’s a beautiful walk along the canal. Plenty of shops selling amazing Murano glass items. Be careful what you buy there, prices can be negotiable. After rush in Venice felt amazing on this quite little kind of laid back island. I couldn’t visit glass museum but it’s for the next time.
Very beautiful island full of gorgeous hand crafted glass products. You cannot go wrong with any purchase at all! They have small trinkets to giant lamps. See if you can get a tour of the back where they make glass.
Loved this island! Very easy to get to by the water taxi. Colourful place and great for a few hours.
A beautiful island, known for its murano glass, this glass art is part of there history and uniqueness, you can reach there by boat number 3 from Venice. Your daily Venice pass is valid for this trip, one can have a walk around and buy some glass arts, recommended to save some time for burano... half a day is enough for both the islands.
Murano is popular for glass arts making. From Venice, it took 15-20’ boat ride to go there. Beautiful island, more relaxing, learning more about glass making, walk along the main canal and check out art glass shops or enjoy a cup of coffee or wine and fantastic view. Definitely worth to visit when visiting Venice.