Discovering the Islands of the Lagoon...
If you were swept away by the charm of Venice, you will be equally enchanted by the evocative islands of the Lagoon: from Punta Sabbioni towards the northern lagoon, indeed, you can easily reach Murano, Burano and Torcello.
Burano, a photographer’s paradise, is a pretty little island with bright pastel colored houses, renowned for its laces made with needle and thread by the local skilled lace makers. Burano is also famous for its seafood dishes served in osterie and local restaurants, which maintain the flavor of tradition, and for the different types of sweet treats, such as the Bussolà and the Esse.
Even in Murano there is no shortage of colorful houses and refined handicrafts: if Burano is the island of lace, Murano, indeed, is renowned for its glass, which can be found in all shapes and colors in the island’s quaint little shops. Curious visitors can admire the master glassmakers at work in one of the ancient furnaces, open to the public to share and pass on the tradition of glassmaking.
Torcello was one of the first settlements in the lagoon of Venice during the middle Ages and still preserves the beautiful Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Church of Santa Fosca.
The island, located north of the Venice Lagoon, provides a wealth of archaeological heritage in an atmosphere of traditional flavors, enclosed in a landscape that seems to have stopped at the time of the late Roman Empire.