Like Venice, Murano is an archipelago connected by bridges. Although it’s often referred to as the main island’s slightly quieter counterpart, mile-away-from-Venice Murano still attracts copious admirers. As the 700 year-old birthplace of glassblowing, working factories responsible for the legendary collectibles continue to dominate the namesake island’s romantic landscape. A short water-taxi ride away, kaleidoscopic apartments elegantly crumble into the sea along Burano’s shores, and Ernest Hemingway’s beloved cafe serves espresso in Torcello.See 7 places to stay Save this neighborhood
On the Map
Venice's Tranquil Northern Island
Murano is a perfect spot to stay in Venice. Away from the huge tourist crowds, but in 20 minutes on San Marco or Biennale if you want to. Murano itself is a place worth to visit, vaporettos are running nonstop, 24 hours literally, so you can go anytime anywhere around the island if you want to."
Visited in 2013
Murano Island: The Birthplace of Glass Blowing
Murano's Little Businesses and Local Feel
The vaporetto takes 10-15 minutes from Murano to get to Venice, making a wonderful tour of the Lagoon!"
Getting to the Island
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Luca Girardini is a freelance photographer based in Venice, Italy. He turned to photography after studying architecture at university and specialises in architectural and interior design photography. His personal work explores the contemporary landscape. Luca photographed Venice for Airbnb and set out to capture the real Venice he knows rather than its tourist persona.