Depart Jesolo Lido and arrive at Punta Sabbioni to take the motorboat that will take you to the Venice Lagoon’s three most famous islands: MURANO, BURANO and TORCELLO.
Murano: you can visit a typical glassmaker’s to watch a glassblowing demonstration by master craftsmen. Afterwards you can explore the island and do some shopping.
Burano: you can visit a gallery where you can see some splendid examples of lace, some of which date back to the 16th century. You can then either spend time shopping or wander and immerse yourself in the atmosphere and colour of this fascinating, picturesque island. Burano is also known as the artists’ island, as painters regard it as the ideal place to capture the special features of the Lagoon, with its colours, fishermen and boats.
Torcello: how can you complete your trip to the Lagoon islands without a visit to one that is a symbol of Venice’s splendid past? Torcello had 30,000 inhabitants and countless churches and squares. It was one of the first islands to be inhabited after the Barbaric Invasions and became the Lagoon’s first political and administrative centre, even before Venice. Various events led to its progressive abandonment. Today only around 60 people live on the island.
The remaining monuments to admire include the Church of S. Fosca and the Basilica-Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta, consecrated in 639 A.D and containing splendid mosaics. Torcello is also famous for Locanda Cipriani, a characteristic hotel and restaurant which, over the years has welcomed famous people from all over the world (such as Ernest Hemingway, who stayed on the island for a long time).
You return to Punta Sabbioni and then to Jesolo Lido.