Murano Island | Venice

Murano Island
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’.

Murano Island
Murano Island
Murano Island
Murano Island
Murano Island
Murano Island
Murano Island
Murano Island
Murano Island

Murano Island

Practical Information

Vaporetto: Faro (3, 4.1, 4.2, 12, 13, N)

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