Surround yourself in the typical venetian atmosphere, today. Your private English speaking guide will greet you at the cruise terminal, to take you on a private boat ride through the Lagoon. This private tour will give you a taste of the true Venetian Lifestyle. You will be surrounded by different features and sceneries within a blink of an eye. The lagoon hosts some of the most important species of the Italian fauna and flora. Not to mention it’s Islands, on which the city’s craftsmen continue the tradition of glasswork. But also a cardinal point for the local fishery.
The two most important, and famous, Islands in the venetian lagoon are Murano & Burano. One is the lagoon’s “art district”, Murano, and one is the fishermen’s Island, Burano. During the tour you will find that the two completely different lifestyles coexist in perfect harmony, creating a unique atmosphere that determines the singularity of the local culture.
Murano, the “art district” is famous for its renowned glassworks, Worldwide. Interesting fact, glasswork has always been a pillar in Venice’ culture and lifestyle, for centuries. In 1291, the Venice government decided to ban the production from the City center, to avoid the risk of catastrophes, that this type of activity could clearly cause back then. The unofficial reason was that the government was fearing the existence of industrial counter-intelligence. Since the request for such a renowned product has always been very high, as a result, craftsmen were confined to continue their work on Murano Island. And ever since then, the Venice glass work and its factories have continued to flourish, evolving with the art movement throughout the Centuries. Amazing how such a unique tradition, produces beautiful art work for customers all over the World.
Your next stop will be fishermen’s Island, Burano. You will notice how each house is painted in different colors. This neighborhood will give you a sense of a small community. Incredible how this charming venue is still strongly attached to ancient traditions. While you’re in Burano, you can’t miss the most colorful house on the Island, La Casa di Giuseppe (Giuseppe’s House), particularly relevant in local traditions, for lace making. In fact, lace making and selling is a strong component the Islands inhabitants’ lifestyle. Take a walk through the narrow little bridges and canals, visit the quaint little shops and take in the picturesque sceneries, of this beautiful Venetian Island. After such an amazing tour, you will return you your cruise terminal in a timely manner.
Upon request, if you’d like to spend more time in Burano, before returning to the cruise terminal, you can enjoy a traditional Venetian meal and taste some of the best fish dishes in Italy, in a local Burano restaurant. This tour is 4 hours long and is conducted by a professional, local, English speaking tour guide.
Services include: Transportation in a private luxury boat & a professional English speaking guide for a private tour of Murano and Burano