Bacino san Marco

Murano Art and Glass: past and present

Since seven centuries the history of the island of Murano is related to the history of glass that is produced in its furnaces, but Murano is also an island with beautiful houses, palaces and gardens that we will discover with a short walk. With this visit you can admire how the Venetian glass and beads (Unesco heritage) are created in a furnace, you will have also the opportunity to visit one of the two churches of Murano, with amazing paintings, mosaics and the Glass Museum. The Murano Glass Museum has artifacts from the pre-Roman era to the creations of 20th century made by masters and artists. 

I would like to show you my island and its history and the Glass Masters of the past and present and she with you my passion for Murano Glass.

For contemporary glass you can visit studios of local or international Glass-masters and designers working on the island. Duration from 3 to 4 hours. for information : fiorellapagotto@gmail.com

Visit of the Grand Canal by Water-taxi

This guided tour with a water-taxi tour is a very special and relaxing way to discover the beauty of Venice, the art, architecture and the Venetian palaces.

The visit by boat will allow you to admire the Venetian palaces along the Grand Canal from a privileged and comfortable point of view. You will see the palaces, museums, private houses, gardens and architecture of different periods along the ‘most beautiful street in the world’. The return to San Marco takes place through minor canals and will make you discover corners of the city visible only from the water. Duration 1 hour.

 

Murano, Burano, Torcello

Guided tour to the islands of the Venetian lagoon

Venice is lagoon, and the lagoon is an archipelago of islands. You will visit the three most beautiful islands of the lagoon of Venice. This is a journey into the history, traditions and crafts of Venice.

During this guided tour to the islands of the lagoon, we will visit Murano where artistic glass is still entirely handmade and Burano, the fisherman island, with its colorful houses, where some lace-makers produce the famous needle and thread lace. On the island of Burano you will also find the beautiful Lace Museum and many excellent restaurants. The third island to be visited is Torcello, the ancient bishop’s seat with the beautiful cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, its Byzantine mosaics and the so-called Attila’s throne. This is a relaxing visit that allows you to appreciate the history, tradition and Venetian cuisine.             

 Duration from 4 to 6 hours.

For information about these guided tours to islands of the Lagoon of Venice contact: fiorellapagotto@gmail.com