Murano is most well known for it’s glass works, beads, chandeliers, figurines, dishes, vases, you name it they probably make it out of glass. While you can buy all of the glass offerings of Murano in the city of Venice, you can go and see some studios and watch demonstrations in Murano. When we got off the waterbus at our Murano stop, we were kind of shepherded towards a little studio, where there was a shop full of glass art and the artist at work making quick work of moulding a horse out of a molten glass blob. It was something to see if you’ve never seen someone working with glass before.
After Murano we headed to Burano, which was a hidden gem that I never would have thought to visit. I’m telling you now, GO! The houses are all painted vibrant colours and it’s hard to walk around the shops without feeling a bit more upbeat because of it. There are some nice little galleries, shops and restaurants dotted around as well. I will say this though, if you don’t like cat’s, beware. They were everywhere, and in some back alley streets the smell was overpowering (yuck). It was like they had taken over this small rainbow haven.