How to get to Murano from Venice? Info + what to see

Murano Venice

Do you want to learn more about the glas blowers of Murano? Then book a guided tour to both Murano and Burano. Online these only cost €20 per person. If you would rather plan everything yourself, then you can also buy tickets for the public transportation or just arrange your visit to one of the glass factories on the island. …

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Three great restaurants in Venice

best restaurants in venice

The small but cozy jazz restaurant “Laguna Libre” is hidden far away from the Saint Mark’s square. The pleasant and well-kept terrace is located along one of the many canals of Venice, but the nice thing here is that there are no hordes of tourists, and that you have to share the boats and gondolas with almost nobody. While I …

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A gondola ride in Venice

gondola ride Venice

Originally the gondola was the most popular means of transport of the Venetians (especially of the higher class), but today the vaporetto or water bus has become the most important way to get around the hundreds of canals in this idyllic city. Several centuries ago, there were still about 10,000 gondolas in Venice and now only 500 of them remain. …

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Visiting the Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice

St. Mark's basilica Venice

Would you like to rent an audio guide for the Saint Mark’s Basilica? You can do so for only €4 per person. Do you prefer to visit the golden Saint Mark’s Basilica with a real guide, or perhaps even together with the Doge’s Palace? Check out these tours from GetYourGuide. You can cancel for free up until 24 hours before …

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The Bridge of Sighs

view from the bridge of sighs in Venice

La Ponte dei sospiri, as it’s so beautifully called in Italian, was designed in 1600 by Antonio Contin (who also designed the Rialto Bridge, one of Venice’s other top sights). This characteristic bridge of Venice is a short distance from the St. Mark’s Square and connects the Doge Palace with the Prigione Nuovo (new prison). This former jail is in …

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Visiting the Doge’s Palace in Venice

Doge's palace

Il Palazzo Ducale, as it’s so beautifully called in Italian, is the Palace of the Doge, the leader who ruled over the Most Serene Republic of Venice for more than 1,100 years. He decided that a prominent building should be built for such a prominent position. Therefore, in 1340, he ordered the construction of the palace to be built on …

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15 Things to do in Venice

things to do in Venice

My favorite thing to do in Venice was Burano. From the center you can take the Vaporetto (the boats that serve as public transport) and in almost an hour you’ll arrive in the colorful streets of Burano. Like Venice itself, this small island is characterized by the channels running through the streets, but probably much more because of the brightly …

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