Murano, Burano and Torcello are three Venetian islands that are super easy to get to from Venice, Italy. They are each so different, and are definitely worth a day trip. This post is a quick read full of photos from the three islands..
Getting to the islands
To get from Venice to the other islands, we bought a day pass for the Vaporetto, which is a public transportation boat. It’s basically like a bus on the water. The boards at the stops tell you which lines go to which islands, so it’s pretty easy to know which boat to get on.
Our first stop was Murano, which is the island known for glass blowing. We wandered in some glass shops and explored around the island, which was super cute.
Next up was Burano, which is known for its amazing colourful buildings and lace making. Burano was by far my favourite island, because of how colourful it was. I’d never seen anything like it before! It was blazing hot the day we went, but it was so worth it.
Since we still had some time in the day, we decided to check out another island nearby, Torcello. Torcello is apparently the first Venetian island to be populated, but now there are only about a dozen people living here! Torcello has far less buildings than the other islands, and much more nature. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is the main attraction here, seen in the photo below.
We didn’t go inside though, because that day there was actually a big wedding happening at the church! We saw the bride and groom come out of the church, and everyone congratulating them. How fun!