This is not going to be a long post because to be truthful, I don’t have much to say about Murano. It is a quaint little island, about a 15 minute vaporetto ride from the north of Venice.
If you’re staying in La Serenissima for a couple of days, I’d say skip it altogether and favour its more colourful sister, Burano… unless, you’re into glass-blowing. That’s Murano’s “thing”. Most of the shops, if not all, feature glass objects of all shapes and colours. You can also witness glass-making in action.
I wasn’t so lucky as in January, the island was a proper ghost town. I kinda felt like I wasn’t meant to be there, catching a glimpse of someone quickly closing a blind, a curtain twitch or a shadow escaping to a side street. Bit odd alright.
To top it all up, I got lost. I got lost on a tiny island. It is obviously a testament on how poor my sense of orientation is but part of me (my petty part obviously) blames the weird proportions of the map I was using. So instead of the hour or so it should have taken me to tour the island, I got stuck there the whole afternoon. Oh well, I’ll just add it to the file of ‘my numerous travel fails’.
Vaporetto: Faro (3, 4.1, 4.2, 12, 13, N)