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Venice and its Islands
Among the many treasures of Venice, there to be discovered with a particular focus: what is the lagoon, a natural and historical heritage, but also human, of absolute value. The Venice lagoon is a mother element that the primordial liquid 'has generated over time, secure, and finally gave it back so unique in its shape. Needless to say, 'experience in the Venetian lagoon, also the shortest, will turn into a jump in the past, in search of that famous "lost time" which brings us back to basics and essential values of life. Depending on the time available you can choose a very elastic (see also the frequency of good public transport connection) preferred route.
Here are some brief notes.
MURANO. It's perhaps the most famous of the islands of the lagoon of Venice. Here was concentrated the glass industry, an 'art that is traditionally passed down from father to son. Inevitable then a visit to the famous kilns, the basilica of San Donato (contemporary to the Piazza San Marco) and of course the precious museum Glassmaker: get there in just 15 minutes.
BURANO. Located about thirty minutes from the previous one is still Pellestrina with an active fishing village. With Torcello form the classic route to the islands of estuary. Here the visitor will find an atmosphere more typical of the lagoon of Venice, both from the human and urban planning. The lace will give way to discover the secrets and wonders the noblest and most Italian of laces. Burano is also the 'island favorite artists because of its small brightly colored houses suspended between the' blue sky and the green of the lagoon. Having a bit of time, you can get from the main square (by water) to the picturesque island of St. Francis of the Desert not far immersed in a thick clump of cypress trees. Here Franciscan monks lead the visitor to the visit of the ancient monastery and founded the church, it is said, by the saint of Assisi.
TORCELLO. Isolated between the shoals deserted, there is ten minutes by boat from Burano. It 's the old capital of the lagoon of Venice. Until the sixteenth century was one of the earliest and most flourishing towns of the lagoon. Now, remember a far-off times, there are two gems: the old Cathedral and the church of Santa Fosca (extraordinary historical and artistic content).