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"Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano
Explore the Venetian Lagoon Murano Burano and Torcello Islands Tour"Explore the three tiny and colorful islands of Murano Torcello and Burano in a half ­day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Watch a skilled glass blower create works of art in Murano see evidence of Torcello’s glorious past and admire the picturesque fishermen's houses in Burano.The first stop of our tour will be the island of Murano since far back in time famous for the art of glass blowing. Since the 13th century Murano has been the center of Venice’s notorious glassmaking industry with techniques handed down from one generation to another. Here we will admire a master glass blower during his job.Our next stop will be Burano surely the most picturesque island of the Lagoon
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"Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano
Explore the Venetian Lagoon Murano Burano and Torcello Islands Tour"Explore the three tiny and colorful islands of Murano Torcello and Burano in a half ­day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Watch a skilled glass blower create works of art in Murano see evidence of Torcello’s glorious past and admire the picturesque fishermen's houses in Burano.The first stop of our tour will be the island of Murano since far back in time famous for the art of glass blowing. Since the 13th century Murano has been the center of Venice’s notorious glassmaking industry with techniques handed down from one generation to another. Here we will admire a master glass blower during his job.Our next stop will be Burano surely the most picturesque island of the Lagoon
From EUR20.00
 
"Private Tour: Murano
Burano and Torcello""Private Tour: Murano Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour""Meet your guide at your selected start time in central Venice and board your comfortable motor boat to begin your tour. Speed across the beautiful Venetian Lagoon and take in panoramic views of the city and surrounding islands from your vantage point on cruise to the nearby island of Murano — famous for its attractive glassware. Explore the ancient streets and alleyways with your guide and delve into the attractive shops and boutiques at your leisure. Head to a local glassblowing factory and watch the skilled craftspeople create beautiful works of art before your eyes. Hop back aboard your boat and head onward to the island of Bura and listen as your guide talks about the centuries-old lacemaking traditions still practised today. Perhaps take the time to browse for souvenirs in the local shops you find. The third and final stop on your tour is the island of Torcello
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Traghetto Tips (26)

Gondola Traghetti - Travel like the Locals

Although I was aware of this form of transport, it wasn't until my visit during Christmas 2007, that I had the chance to travel across the Grand Canal this way. I'd watched people getting on and off...
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suvanki
Aug 10, 2015

Traghetto – for quick Canal Grande crossing

Even though Canal Grande has a lot of vaporetto stops, you might like to take a traghetto to cross it. But ... in comparison to 2007 when I was in Venice last time prices must have increased...
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Trekki
Jun 19, 2015

Traghetto Santa Sofia

Before we went on your trip to Italy (Venice), our instructor mentioned that if we wanted to travel across the Grand Canal like the locals do, then we should use the traghetto (literally means...
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BLewJay
Apr 12, 2012

Traghetto - at full load.

Next to our hotel was one of the 7 Traghetto crossings of the Grand Canal.Ours was going from Campo Santa Sofia, close to the Ca'D'Oro, to the Pescheria the fish market.These are old gondolas stripped...
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breughel
Dec 25, 2011

Finding A CHEAP ride using the map

You figured out that a traghetto is a cheap way to ride in a gondola, but now you ask yourself, "where do I find one?"Here, in the two photos, you can see how to find out how to find the many...
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painterdave
Oct 03, 2011

50 cent Gondola Ride

This tip is being offered to anyone who needs to watch their pocketbook. The first time I was in Venice, the Gondolier told me..."100 euros for a ride" and he did not even say how long. My mind is...
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painterdave
Feb 11, 2011

Forget the gondola - go for a traghetto ride!

In my opinion, gondola rides are the biggest tourist trap in Venice. No only do they not seem romantic at all, but they are ridiculously expensive. But if you still want to get the feeling of riding...
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Jefie
Aug 11, 2010

How to get across the canal.

Most people don't realize that there are only four bridges in Venice that cross the grand canal. If you aren't close to one of them, your options for crossing are to wait for a vaporetto and take it...
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Herkbert
Jun 27, 2010

A real wallet friendly Gondola ride

A gondola ride will probably cost you 50 Euros at least. If you are in a real tight budget but you will to have a taste of a gondola ride, you can have a 50 Eurocents experience using the Venice...
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oriettaIT
Jun 23, 2010

Traghetto - a taste for a gondola ride

.A traghetto is a gondola ferry, a traditional and efficient way to cross the Grand Canal. Seven traghetto points between San Marco and the railway station allow you to cross the Grand Canal for less...
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csordila
Mar 04, 2009

Traghetto

If you don't have the budget for a romantic gondola ride, perhaps a traghetto ride would suffice? Billed the poor man's gondola, a traghetto is the same as the gondola except that it operates as means...
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Tijavi
Dec 19, 2008

Traghetto - the cheapest way to ride

Until 1854, the Rialto bridge was the only bridge across the Grand Canal. Even now, there are only three bridges If you need to cross the canal and you aren't near a bridge, you have two good choices....
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fishandchips
Mar 15, 2007
 
 
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Things to Do Near Traghetto

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Museo del Merletto - Lace Museum

The museum, which opened in 1981, is situated in the old Lace-School of Burano, founded in 1871 by Countess Andriana Marcello with the aim of revitalising a centuries-old tradition. In the museum...
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Museo del Vetro - Glass Museum

Housed in the Palazzo Giustinian on the Fondamenta Giustinian (a short step from the Murano Museo vaporetto stop) is the Glass Museum dedicated to Murano's long-standing connection with glass making....
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Basilica dei SS Maria e Donato - Church of Santa Maria e San Donato

The beautiful colonnaded exterior of the apse of this church are the architectural highlight I found most memorable from my brief visit to Murano. The exterior of this church is very attractive, but...
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Lido Island

the famous Lido Island is located east of Venice and is connected to Venice via the vaporetto and is like a long and flat barrier Island measuring 11 kilometers (7-miles) long that separates the...
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Museo Storico Navale - Naval Museum

A wide variety of exhibits include cannon, a WW1 (?) fire boat to destry enemy shipping, various guns, howitzers, a 2-man sub, lots of models of ships over the ages, uniforms... It's all arranged...
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Campo Santa Maria Formosa

Campo Santa Maria Formosa is certainly one of the more important squares in Venice as well as one of the largest. The three areas of Venice – Castello, Cannaregio, and San Marco converge on it....
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