Torre Massimiliana

Murano, Burano & the Northern Islands

A restored 19th-century Austrian fort, sometimes used for art exhibitions.

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Nearby Murano, Burano & the Northern Islands attractions

1. Beach

0.03 MILES

A small beach near the Torre Massimiliana, with a seasonal bar serving coffee and pizza.

2. Isola del Lazzaretto Nuovo

0.85 MILES

From 1468 until the 18th century, this tiny island served as a quarantine station. Merchants waited out their 40-day exile in one of the 100 cells that…

3. Spiaggia di San Nicolò

1.26 MILES

Situated at the northeastern end of the Lido, this wide, sandy beach is arguably the island's best. It's popular with Venetian families and there are…

4. Vento di Venezia

1.46 MILES

La Certosa’s yacht marina complex includes a hotel, an alfresco restaurant-bar and a sailing club, which runs regattas and a summer sail camp for children.

5. Antico Cimitero Israelitico

1.59 MILES

This overgrown graveyard was Venice’s main Jewish cemetery from 1386 until the 18th century. Tombstones range in design from Venetian Gothic to distinctly…

6. Basilica di San Pietro di Castello

1.78 MILES

As interesting as it is, St Peter's would be lucky to scrape into the top 10 of Venice's most impressive churches. Yet it served as the city's cathedral…

7. Murano

1.94 MILES

Murano has been the home of Venetian glass-making since the 13th century. Today, artisans continue to ply their trade at workshops dotted around the…

8. Museo del Vetro

1.94 MILES

Since 1861, Murano’s glass-making prowess has been celebrated in Palazzo Giustinian, the home of bishops of Torcello from 1689 until the diocese's…