Murano, Burano & the Northern Islands
Venetian life had its origins in the northern reaches of the lagoon, and when things get too frantic in the city proper, these ancient island settlements remain the best escape. Serious shoppers head to Murano for one-of-a-kind glass art. Others prefer to head to the islands of Burano and Mazzorbo for extended seafood feasts, or to Torcello for glimpses of heaven in the golden mosaics.
These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Murano, Burano & the Northern Islands.