Venetian Islands

Take a day to cruise across the waters of the Venetian Lagoon and get a taste of the beauty and heritage of the islands Murano, Burano and Torcello. Book a boat tour of the islands on your MyPage or by inquiring at the Reception.

MURANO This little island on the Venice Lagoon has guarded the secret of its exquisite blown glass for centuries. Since the 10th century, artisans have been honing their craft and today it is still possible to see the great master glassmakers at work in their workshops and take home beautiful one-of-a-kind souvenirs. When you tour the island, just a short distance from Jesolo, don’t miss the Basilica of Saints Mary and Donato. On the island you can still see the villas and gardens that were inhabited during summer by the Venetian nobility in the 16th century.

BURANO This picturesque little island of fishermen, just a short distance from Murano, features brightly-colored houses that create a rainbow of colours along the narrow streets. Burano rose to prominence in the 1500s when its lacemaking tradition was born. For centuries, the women of the island made intricate handmade lace, which was in high demand across Europe. Today it’s still possible to observe women of the island as they weave these beautiful textiles. A visit of the Museo del Merletto, the lace museum, is recommended.

TORCELLO Considered the mythic birthplace of Venice, Torcello is located in the north of the Venetian Lagoon. With only 15 inhabitants, today this peaceful island is almost deserted, which makes it the perfect refuge from the crowds of the floating city. Discover the priceless mosaics and medieval architecture of the Basilica of Torcello and cross the famous Devil’s Bridge: according to legend, it was built in one night by the devil to win a bet.