VENICE AND MURANO ISLAND
VENICE AND MURANO ISLAND FROM VENICE PORT
An enchanting panoramic tour over the history of St. Mark’s Square and its main monuments and experience one of the most attractive art glass of blowing in this unique island, Murano, where masters will show how to create incredible masterpieces of art.
Meet our representative at the terminal and private transfer by motor-launch from Venice port to Venice city center.
In Venice city center you will meet your private local guide for a 2 hours private walking tour of the city. With your guide you will visit the Cathedral of Venice, St. Mark’s Basilica, with the richness of its marbles and mosaics, the Doge’s palace, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the building is organized in a grandiose stratification of structural and ornamental elements.
Passing through the famous Bridge of Sighs you will reach the Prisons Palace.
At the end of the walking tour you will have free time for lunch.
After lunch you will meet your guide to enjoy Murano, world known for its glass blowing art, by your 2 hours private boat.
For centuries the life of this small island revolves around the furnaces where glass objects are sold all over the world. In 1295 it was decreed that the glassworks in Venice (already active before one thousand), were transferred to Murano for safety reasons, as the ovens of the laboratories were often responsible for disastrous fires in Venetian houses, built mainly in wood.
From this moment on the island of Murano became known worldwide for the processing of glass and became a holiday destination for artists and for many aristocratic patrician families, who built villas, palaces, churches and monasteries here. Murano has the shape of a small Venice: it is made up of 9 small islands joined by bridges with the Grand Canal in the middle. Then, you can also visit the beautiful church of San Donato reachable by boat.
At the end of the boat tour return to Venice city center and private transfer by motor-launch to Venice port (at approx. 4.30 pm)