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Venice Islands

Within the mere miles of the Venice Lagoon Islands is a sense of historical significance and beauty that Venice goers typically do not fathom prior to the city of canals. Although some may not fit the part in modern day, the several of the islands surrounding famed Venice served important roles in Italy’s development.

Today, visitors can hop on a boat and enjoy various islands and today’s existing towns—one of the most popular choices being the glass-making island of Murano, located on near the northern shore. Murano, aside from its industry, also sports an impressive canal-sides, delightful lighthouse and of course, the 12th-century Veneto-Byzantine Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato. 

Another of the lagoons famous islands, Burano, is known best for its charming canal-lined fisherman’s homes, each painted as brightly as the Venetian sky, and with an atmosphere that is intrinsically unique. 

Also be sure to visit the beautiful, yet abandoned islands of Mazzorbo, San Giorgio Maggiore and the more popular Torcello.

Practical Info

Getting around the lagoon islands is not much of a challenge once you are in beautiful Venice. Day trips out of the city are almost always available, so feel free to take one of the many waterbuses or ferries to make your way around. 

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Venice Cruise by Luxury Motorboat: Grand Canal and Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, null
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Venice Cruise by Luxury Motorboat: Grand Canal and Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Speed through Venice by luxury motorboat to discover the sights of the Grand Canal and the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore. As a knowledgeable guide drives, ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.41
Venice Lagoon Islands Sailing Cruise from Venice, Veneto, Cultural Tours
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Venice Lagoon Islands Sailing Cruise from Venice

The Venice lagoon is one of the most important lagoon landscapes in Europe. Traveling by boat is the best way to observe the unique environment up close. With ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $434.32
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Venice, Sailing Trips
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3691 Reviews

Explore three famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Torcello and Burano – on a half-day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Accompanied by a local ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.72
Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello, Venice, Day Trips
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Departing from the heart of Venice you will visit the most beautiful islands of the lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. A private boat tour with friendly ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.44
Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Half-Day Tour, Venice, Sailing ... 
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Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Half-Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

A half day tour by motorboat to discover the marvels of the lagoon surrounding Venice: Murano, Burano and Torcello islands.There will be a multilingual ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.72
Private Tour: The Islands of Venice, Venice, Sailing Trips
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Private Tour: The Islands of Venice

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Board a cruiser for a 4-hour tour to escape from the crowd of Venice and explore the most famous Venetian islands: Murano, Burano and Torcello.

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $521.19
Churches and Cloisters of Venice, Venice, Sailing Trips
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Churches and Cloisters of Venice

In the past many islands have been colonized by monks, nuns and religious communities. Explore the lagoon and discover some characteristic churches and ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $651.48
Venice Inferno Private Tour, Venice, Literary, Art & Music Tours
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Venice Inferno Private Tour

Private tour in Venice to see the amazing places of the city and most importantly those described in the novel by Dan Brown: Inferno. Enjoy 3-hours walking in ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $141.15
Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour, Venice, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Discover the delights of the Venetian Lagoon on this private 4-hour tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands in Venice. Watch skilled glassblowers at work ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.94
Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour, Venice, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Take a romantic evening cruise along Venice's canals aboard a modern Venetian boat. This evening tour by comfortable boat takes you along Venice's famous Grand ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 1 or 2 hours

From USD $63.79

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