Excursions: Venice and Islands

Piazza San Marco

In the heart of the lagoon in Venice, Chioggia is the crossroad of the most interesting city of Veneto

VENICE  

Muse of poets and writers, Venice preserves in the centuries the neverending charm. You don’t miss a walk between Piazza San Marco, il Ponte di Rialto, Palazzo Ducale, la Fenice, which is revived by te ashes after the fire and also the unforgettable views. There are many places to have a break; you have to try the typical “cicheto” accompained with a “ombra”, glass of red wine, before dinner. When you are tired to walk, you can take a “gondola” . There are a lot of proposals to taste the typical Venetian cuisin to satisfy every your demand.

MURANO, BURANO, TORCELLO, LIDO

It is impossible to leave Venice without visiting the three islands Murano, Burano and Torcello. Departing from plaza St. Marco it is due a stop in the Lido, scenery that has inspired the masterpiece of Thomas Mann, “Morte a Venezia”, and center of the Festival of the Cinema. Burano is reached going on with a boat. It is famous in the world for the laces, jewels of the local craftsmanship. In few minutes you can visit Torcello, crib of the lagoon civilization. Risen in 638, before Venice, the island hosts one of the most ancient cathedral Byzantine: the church of Saint Maria Assunta, decorated with marvelous mosaics. Last stop is the island of Murano, known and appreciated for the masterpieces in glass. For wish of the doge all the glassworkses in Venice, since the XIII century, were moved to Murano and can be reached from the Lighthouse or from the foundations Navagero. Don’t miss a visit to the museum of the glass that picks up some of the most beautiful samples ever realized.

Riproduzione in vetro di Murano dei Cavalli di Venezia Particolare Gondola Ponte di Rialto