To get to Murano Island (and thereafter to Burano Island) we took the no. 4.2 water bus from Fondamente Nove in Venice. Murano is about 1.5 km away and the ride takes under 10 minutes to reach the Colonna stop. Right in front of this stop there are shops selling glass products which glassmaking is what Murano is famous for.
If you are interested in glassware and crystals, from vases to chandeliers, a visit to Murano Island is for you. However, do be wary that cheap Chinese counterfeits has been known to be passed off as Murano glass. It’s just a look-see experience here as we are not into glass. For our onward ride to Burano island, we took the no. 12 water bus at the Faro stop.
Fondamente Nove water bus stop in Venice. Take the no. 4.2 for Murano (Colonna stop) or 12 straight to Burano.
Leaving Fondamente Nove heading towards Murano.
Glass factory in Murano.
There are also canals in Murano.
Boats by the canal. No gondolas here.
Restaurant by the canal.
An early morning scene in Murano.
Quiet and tranquil in Murano.
Ponte Longo connecting the islands in Murano.
The other side of Ponte Longo.
Campo Santo Stefano with its abstract blue glass starburst sculpture next to the St. Stephen church and its 19th century clock tower.
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Residential premises towards Murano Faro.
Murano Faro water bus stop.
Water bus routes.
A water bus coming in.
Leaving Murano heading towards Burano.
Lighthouse seen from the water bus.
Water taxi heading to Venice. Many water taxi owner lives in Murano.