Walking Tour - Islands of the Venetian Lagoon II

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  • Walking Tour - Islands of the Venetian Lagoon II - Private Tours,
  • Walking Tour - Islands of the Venetian Lagoon II - Private Tours,
  • Walking Tour - Islands of the Venetian Lagoon II - Private Tours,
  • Walking Tour - Islands of the Venetian Lagoon II - Private Tours,
  • Walking Tour - Islands of the Venetian Lagoon II - Private Tours,
  • Walking Tour - Islands of the Venetian Lagoon II - Private Tours,
  • Walking Tour - Islands of the Venetian Lagoon II - Private Tours,
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The boat to the outer islands of Burano and Torcello passes through a navigable channel marked by wooden piles. Soon the peaceful, cypress-covered island of San Francesco del Deserto appears on the right; according to a medieval story, St. Francis of Assisi was shipwrecked here and preached his
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Activities: City, Family, Art, Boat Cruise, Local Culture, Shopping, Sightseeing, City Collection, Journeys Collection
  • Places Visited:Italy, Venice (Italy), Veneto (Italy)
  • Group size: 2 persons
  • Duration: 7 Hour(s)

Your Tour

  • The boat to the outer islands of Burano and Torcello passes through a navigable channel marked by wooden piles. Soon the peaceful, cypress-covered island of San Francesco del Deserto appears on the right; according to a medieval story, St. Francis of Assisi was shipwrecked here and preached his legendary sermon to the birds.
  • Neighboring Burano is dedicated to more secular pursuits. Most of the island's inhabitants are fishermen and some of their wives and daughters still make the lace for which the place is famed. With its gaily painted houses in shades of lemon, lilac, and tangerine, Burano has a more southern appearance than anywhere else on the lagoon and boasts all the charm that nets, sailcloth, and fishermen give to any port.
  • You will have a complete tour of the island where the local lace making technique "a tombolo" will be explained. Our final stop of the day is Torcello: only a few minutes by boat from Burano but a world away in atmosphere. The feeling of being on a "desert island" is broken only by the sighing of the wind through the marshy grass and the voices of visitors to the island's spectacular ancient monuments.
  • These include the cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Assunta, founded in 639 AD, the little church of Santa Fosca and the mosaic-covered Throne of Attila. Glittering mosaics also decorate the cathedral's interior; the ethereal Virgin Mary in the apse and the writhing monsters that populate Hell in the Last Judgement scene are among the most impressive achievements of Byzantine art.
Sites Included:
  • Islands of Murano, Burano, Torcello
  • Museo dei Merletti on Burano (Lace Museum - closed on Tuesday) OR Museo Vetrario on Murano (Glass Museum - closed on Wednesday)
  • Basilica of Santa Maria dell'Assunta, Church of Santa Fosca, and Throne of Attila on Torcello Island


Departure Dates

year-round


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Tour Location / Places Visiteds

Venice


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