Italian Summer Vacation Series: Island of Murano

pinterest murano 1Today we’re talking Murano! This amazing little island is the first stop on your boat tour from Venice. If you missed Monday’s article, check it out here to see the other island of Burano with its stunning rainbow colored houses.
Murano may not have all the colors like Burano does but, it has so much character!

murano Once on the island after the 40 minute ride from the main island of Venice, the first stop is right into a glass blowing workshop where you’ll get to see a professional create two beautiful works of art. I was way more impressed than I thought I would be watching how quickly and precisely he could mold these glass shapes!!DSCN3720DSCN3721Murano is known for its glass blowing so you’ll find quite a few glass souvenir shops as well as a few large glass sculptures while wandering the island. DSCN3750Besides the glass, the terra cotta colors of all the buildings and the flowers decorating each window show just how much character and beauty this little town has to offer. I loved being able to wander the streets and come across sights such as the crisp, white laundry hanging out to dry. The atmosphere and lifestyle here felt so relaxed, exactly how you might imagine an Italian village in summer time to feel. DSCN3725murano shirtsDSCN3731The building below was my favorite house to photograph. The shape, colors, and all the flowers made it irresistible 🙂murano buildingDSCN3745The half day trip to Murano and Burano were so worth it! I think I took more photos here than I did in all of Venice. If you are planning a few days in Venice for your next Italy trip, make sure to save one morning to go out and visit these islands. We booked our tour through Viator ahead of time but you can also just take a walk along Riva deli Schiavoni at the waters front from St. Marks Square heading toward the Victor Emmanuel II statue and sign up with one of the tour stands there. You won’t regret it!

Next week we’ll be hopping over to the fashion capital of Italy to share with you our perfect One Day Itinerary for sight seeing in Milan!

 

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