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Murano

Take a short journey on the water from central Venice and find yourself on a tranquil, picturesque island that remains true to its artisan heritage.

On the small island of Murano, just a short vaporetto (water bus) journey from the main heart of Venice, you’ll be transported back to a time when the local glassworks were a key part of the city’s commerce. It was here that glassblowing artisans were moved in 1291 when the local authorities decided their furnaces presented too much of a fire risk to the city.

They are still in operation and you can see them making all kinds of remarkable shapes out of a molten sphere of glass. The owners will show you how they ply their trade, the techniques they use today as well as the traditional methods their ancestors used to produce their beautiful works.

For a true education in the art, head to the Murano Glass Museum which you’ll find in the Palazzo Giustinian. On display in the museum you’ll be able to see glasswork collections dating all the way back to the first century AD. Open every day except Wednesdays, you can get onto a guided tour every Tuesday and Thursday.

In the shops all over the island you’ll even be able to find examples of wonderful glass art for sale, in all sizes, shapes and colours. If you want to buy a small trinket as a souvenir then you can find glass beads, animal figures, jewellery and more. Alongside these you’ll find more expensive mirrors and ornaments. Keep an eye out for the trademark Vetro Artistico Murano sign on show in shop windows that stock genuine locally made glass.

The island itself is just a ten-minute vaporetto journey from central Venice. At 1.5 kilometres wide it is easy to get around on foot. Walk through the narrow streets and spot the other attractions of Murano like the Church of Santa Maria and San Donato with its beautiful mosaic floor, as well as the captivating San Pietro Martire church, which houses paintings by Giovanni Bellini.

Most visitors come to Murano for a day trip out of central Venice, but if you want to stay for a little longer then you’ll find a selection of hotels on the island, whilst the local restaurants take it in turns to open for dinner.


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Hyatt Centric Murano Venice
Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020
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Hyatt Centric Murano Venice

Hyatt Centric Murano Venice

Riva Longa, 49, Murano Island, Venice, VE
     
    4.6 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    We had a great stay here. My husband , 8 year old daughter and I spent three nights in February. Murano is beautiful and peaceful - plenty of restaurants and it is engaging, with its beautiful glass craft. We were transferred free of charge from the airport to the hotel by boat. The Hyatt also provided ...

    Locanda Conterie £48
    Reviewed on 21 Oct 2019
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    Locanda Conterie

    Locanda Conterie

    Calle delle Conterie 21, Murano, Venice, VE
       
      3.8 of 5
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      Well located on Murano island, probably would not have visited Murano if we were not staying there and would have missed out on the glass factories that are located there. Excellent place to visit first ifyou have never been to Venice before.

      Murano Suites £137
      Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019
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      Murano Suites

      Murano Suites

      26 Riva Longa, Venice
         
        4.8 of 5
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        Everything was great. The customer service was great. Balcony view was AMAZING!

        Murano Place £107
        Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019
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        Murano Place

        Murano Place

        Fondamenta Lorenzo Radi, Venice, Città Metropolitana di Venezia
           
          4.4 of 5
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          Very good apartment in a quite area. At 5 minutes walk from a boat stop with night boats as well as from a supermarket. I definitely recommend this place to my friends and it will the first place to check the availability if I come back to Venice.

          Ca' del Pomo Granà £86
          Reviewed on 7 Nov 2019
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          Ca' del Pomo Granà

          Ca' del Pomo Granà

          Fondamenta Sebastiano Santi 12, Venice
             
            4.4 of 5
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            We loved everything!! Quiet, quaint, our host was excellent!! And Boochi the cat was a bonus!!

            Casa Sulla Laguna £64
            Reviewed on 14 Dec 2019
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            Casa Sulla Laguna

            Casa Sulla Laguna

            Riva dei zàteri, Venice, Città Metropolitana di Venezia
               
              5.0 of 5
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              It was right on the water. Quiet and peaceful. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

              Ca' Mazzega
              Reviewed on 30 Aug 2019
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              Ca' Mazzega

              Ca' Mazzega

              Fondamenta Sebastiano Venier, 30, Murano, Venice, Veneto
                 
                4.5 of 5
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                Pros Property is located in a very nice place. Close to transport links and local supermarket. Communication of team was excellent. Cons WiFi only worked in living room and was v slow TV was very small. Horrible smell from bathroom (think from washing machine) Mattress was stained. Shower very ...

                Hotel Al Soffiador £51
                Reviewed on 26 Oct 2019
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                Hotel Al Soffiador

                Hotel Al Soffiador

                Viale Bressagio, 10, Murano, Venice, VE
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Very good,clean hotel my wife and I enjoyed our stay. Would recommend and will look to stay again.

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