Visit Murano and Burano Islands from Venice

If you are in Venice for a while and would like to have a day trip to explore the surroundings, I would definitely recommend a day trip to Murano and Burano Islands!

Murano is well-known for the glass-making, Burano for the lace-making and the super colorful houses.


Depending on your departure point, these are the information you need to get to Murano, the famous island of the glass-making.

  • From Piazzale Roma or Ferrovia: Line 3 “Diretto Murano” boat, which takes 17 minutes to reach Murano Colonna from the railroad station. Stay on the boat if you’d rather get off at Faro, Navagero, Museo, or Venier.
  • From San Zaccaria: Line 4.2, it will take 40/45 minutes.
  • From Fondamente Nove: Line 4.1 or 4.2 water-bus. It will take 10 minutes to get to Murano.
Glass Sculpture in Murano, Italy

Where to eat in Murano?

If you have time for lunch or dinner in Murano, I would highly recommend to go to Osteria al Duomo. I have been there several times as the food is really delicious, in particular black squids with “polenta”, mussels and “vongole”, and salted codfish (“baccal√†”). In general seafood is great here, along with pasta and risotto!

Where to stay in Murano?

If you like to spend a night in Murano as I did, I would like to recommend you Hotel Conterie. It is very small and cozy. It is not a luxury hotel but it is perfect for a night in Murano!


To get to Burano island you need to take the Line 12 of the water-bus, either from San Zaccaria (near St. Mark square) or from Fondamente Nove. It will take approximately 45 minutes.

You can always choose to get a taxi-boat, keeping in mind that is gonna be way more expensive.

Burano island is one of the most colorful locations in the world according to many international magazines. To have a complete explanation about the history and the local attractions, please check the Official Burano website.

During my day trip to the island, I walked around a lot just to enjoy every single corner of this incredible colorful place!

Colorful House in Burano Island, Italy
Canal in Burano Island, Italy
Typical House in Burano, Italy

I have not stop in Burano for lunch or dinner, so I cannot personally suggest a good restaurant. However you can find some tips HERE!

I hope this post is helpful for your day trip to Murano and Burano!

And you… Are you lusting for the sublime?