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Our tour of the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello will offer you a small taste of the timeless atmosphere that reigns in these places with a suggestive excursion by boat in the Venetian lagoon.This fascinating boat trip in Venice will give you a general overview of Murano, Burano and Torcello without taking too much time away from visiting Venice: our tour in the Venetian lagoon, in fact, has a total duration of only four hours and includes short breaks duration in all three islands. If you are looking for a more flexible and customizable solution, we recommend our hop on hop off tour from Venice: unlike this organized excursion, with duration and stops already decided, this proposal will allow you to choose in total autonomy when and where to start, which islands to visit and how much time to dedicate to each stop! This original tour is only available during the high season – from April to October – and represents the ideal solution to discover the islands in complete freedom, at the same price as organized excursions!Far from the great tourist flows, Murano, Burano and Torcello preserve the most authentic traditions of Venice … Thanks to this excursion among the islands of the Venetian lagoon you can leave the historic center and immerse yourself in the tranquil lagoon atmosphere for half a day.The tour among the islands of the Venice lagoon starts a few steps from Piazza San Marco, near the Ponte della Paglia, at the desk of Serenissima Motoscafi. A hostess will accompany you to the boarding point, where you will board the motor ship to set sail for the island of Murano.On board the boat, the guide will provide you with some information on the lagoon and its islands – this tour of the islands of the Venice lagoon provides multilingual explanations carried out with a microphone inside the motorship. During the stops you can decide whether to make the visits planned in the excursion program or to visit the islands independently.The first stop of our visit to the islands of the Venice lagoon will be the island of Murano, known throughout the world for the ancient tradition of glass processing. The stop will last about 40 minutes and includes the optional visit of a glassworks, with a demonstration of the art of blown glass. Alternatively, you can visit the island freely, always respecting the duration of the stop.The excursion to the islands of Venice will continue to Burano, the lively island famous for its colorful houses and for the crafting of lace, real works of art made of thread that can be bought in typical small shops or street stalls. During the stop – approx. 35 min – you can visit the island on your own, in total autonomy.Torcello, the major center of the Venetian lagoon before the birth of the Republic of Venice, will be the last stop on this suggestive excursion in the Venice lagoon by boat. This mystical island combines an intense spirituality with numerous testimonies of considerable historical and artistic importance, such as the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the legendary Ponte del Diavolo and the throne of Attila. During the stop – approx. 45 min, entirely free – you can admire the remains of its ancient splendor while strolling through the unspoilt nature that characterizes the island.Among the numerous boat tours in the lagoon, our tour between the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello stands out for its extremely advantageous price and the possibility of combining the visit of the three islands in a boat excursion in the lagoon of only four hours.