Isola di Murano
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  • WFBTraveler3
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin200 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Opportunity To Watch and Speak With Artisans.
    An opportunity to watch artisans at work and purchase something directly from its creator. There are numerous shops to purchase Murano glass in Venice.I would only go to Murano if you are interested in something different from. the ordinary.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 January 2024
  • places2seeplaces2go
    England, United Kingdom6,158 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Late Afternoon/Early Evening Visit
    We had a day in Venice (2nd time to Venice) & were determined to visit some of Venice’s smaller outer islands. Sadly, by the time we got to Murano all the glass factory’s & shops had closed. We still managed to have a lovely wonder though around the streets, before getting ferry back to Venice. If back in Venice will definitely revisit (earlier in day) & spend more time there.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 June 2024
  • Anuradha
    New Delhi, India1,242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing glass factories
    The island of Murano can be easily reached via regular vaporetto service from Venice. These depart from the stop at Fondamente Nove on the north side of the city. The 4.1, 4.2, 12 or 13 routes will all take you to Murano, the closest island to Venice. Most of the people do it as a day trip. Seeing the glass factory in action was an amazing experience. Various glass objects and jewellery displayed for selling was outstanding. A must visit if you are in Venice for 2 -3 days.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 June 2024
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maserk
Colorado Springs, CO1,731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We took the waterbus (45-60 minutes) over to Murano to spend a few hours one afternoon. It was a nice change from the main part of Venice. The buildings are generally shorter than those in Venice so it feels a lot less claustrophobic. Many of the buildings are painted in bright colors that reminded me a little of a Caribbean feel. We really enjoyed walking around that afternoon, visiting the glass museum, tasting gelato, and looking at the glass shops.

It's not like your trip to Venice will be incomplete without a visit over to the island of Murano. But if you have time to fit it in, you're probably quite enjoy it.
Written 13 October 2022
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KW*BIHi
Island of Hawaii, HI97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Seeing how glass shaping is done really makes you appreciate the thousands of Murano glass products in Italy. We purchased a Murano vase from the factor we toured. Loved the vase, but was disappointed when I saw the exact same vase made by same artist for a little cheaper price in Rialto.
Written 5 August 2022
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corinne m
Fort Worth, TX30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Took the public transport for 24E per person which was a quick 30 minute easy on and off ride to see the island. It felt like a mini Venice which was much less crowded. We enjoyed seeing the glass blowing shops and bought some glasses and a vase which the shop owner expertly packed so we could take home easily. We enjoyed a nice lunch at Arts Cafe, along with amazing gelato (apparently Murano is known for their gelato and it did not disappoint!). It took us about 2 hours to walk each side of the canal, then take the boat back to Marco Square to continue our day. I highly recommend taking a few hours to check this island out if you have the time.
Written 9 May 2023
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RoxanaRegue
Aachen, Germany232 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
1) it is not worth it, you will find the same things in Venice for less price.

2) I went many years ago and it was for free, now they charge 3 euro to see the furnace while they do their work. first of all, they are not showing great work, just doing 2 euro pieces. You feel like they are exploiting the tourists. Too much. The tourists will by anyhow, they shouldn't charge for the experience.
3) I encounter a very rude sale woman, in a well put glass shop in front of Ponte Chiara, I listened how the shop assistant shouts in a very rude manner to a woman that asked in a polite manner where was the closest bathroom. She even explained that her little girl was in a hurry. This lady from the shop shouted in a very disrespectful manner, apparently, she felt offended for the question as if she was a goddess or someone way above the rest of the mortals that need advice on where to find a bathroom she was shouting " Have you seen my look? do I look like the person to ask for a Bathroom? I left unnoticed as quick as I could since I felt very bad for the woman and her girl. I am on vacation and I do not like to witness such kind of behavior.
4)On the other hand, the restaurants there are good as in the rest of Italy.
Written 17 July 2022
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bmrp
Florida36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Family
Wonderful visit to this charming island. Our children were welcomed and shown the craft of glass making off the Main Street by La Fornasotta at Campo del Pra. No pressure to buy even after showing us the craft. We had two families with three kids (7-11). Thank you so much for this experience - it was just what we were looking for. Highly recommend a visit by all!
Written 13 June 2022
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Phil Larkin
37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We were offered the possibility of a 'free' boat trip to Murano but opted for the public transport because we read that these ' free trips' are more about hard sell of the glass. The boat was packed in both directions and honestly very uncomfortable. If you don't like crowds, take the free offer and endure the hard sell. The other thing is that if you are looking for glass jewellery, you will find as good in Venice proper. Still a nice place to visit and walk around, especially the 12th Century church with its original mosaics. Don/t miss that.
Written 17 April 2022
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meltem e
Izmir, Türkiye688 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
As a glass lover, Murano was like a dream destination. Chandeliers were wonderful, each of them has something special and different. Pity most of them not allowed to take the photos, however you can still take memory photos to your brain.

Take the waterbus and enjoy this beautiful island of lagoon:)
Written 27 February 2023
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Pablo T
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
Honestly dont go there. Anything advertised is either under construction or doesnt excist. Complete waste of 40 euros to take the boat there and back.

In general we had a nice time in Venezia and Padova although Venezia ofc is crowded and slightly expensive. But honestly 3 days in Venezia and 1 day in Padova is lovely and have lots to explore, but Murano Island is a ...hole. Outside of the nice glass-museum and shops there is absolutely nothing to see here. On top of that the boat that takes you here is massively overcrowded and shops around this island have some of the unfriendliest and downright rude personel we met in Italy.

Luckily we ended our day by getting the hell out of there and went to a nice restaurant in Mirano (which is not an island). Its called Ego by the way. If you are already stuck in Murano i suggest going to this restaurant to cheer yourself up. Still had to ragequit all over Murano for being a waste of time and money.
Written 31 July 2023
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courtney9384
Washington DC, DC402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Solo
One of my favorite parts of Venezia!! It is a very quaint and charming island, much quieter than some of the other islands of Venice. It is a quick 15 minute ride on the waterbus from Murano to Fondamente Nove, which is about a 10 minute walk to the Rialto Bridge, so it's easy to get back and forth between Murano and Venice. It is also the closest island by waterbus to the airport so convenient at the end of a trip.

A number of tasty restaurants and hotels on Murano that I highly recommend: NH Collection and Hyatt Centric. Touring the glass factories is a special treat while in Murano! Just don't drink too much prosecco, or you may leave with a chandelier :) I highly recommend at least a day in Murano, if not a couple. Enjoy!
Written 19 September 2022
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Anuradha
New Delhi, India1,242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The island of Murano can be easily reached via regular vaporetto service from Venice. These depart from the stop at Fondamente Nove on the north side of the city. The 4.1, 4.2, 12 or 13 routes will all take you to Murano, the closest island to Venice. Most of the people do it as a day trip. Seeing the glass factory in action was an amazing experience. Various glass objects and jewellery displayed for selling was outstanding. A must visit if you are in Venice for 2 -3 days.
Written 24 June 2024
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