VENICE AND THE LAGOON ISLAND: BURANO, MURANO AND TORCELLO
Welcome to the romantic City of Venice, the only one place in the world where water and sky mix together finding no boundary. It’s a city of captains, seamen, adventures, set in the magic atmosphere in which the biggest painters, musicians and poets expressed their arts. Welcome to the narrow streets called “calli”, the small squares called “campi” or “campielli” and the canals: 118 islands, more than four hundred bridges and …as many cats!!!
Program for Sunday 21st April:
8.15 am: meeting with our tour leader at the entrance of the Terminal Parking Place at Fusina (Ve) and boarding on the motorboat. Entering the Giudecca Canal we will admire some of the most beautiful churches of Venice, among them: The Redeemer’s Church, The Church of the Spinters, St. George and the impressive Basilica of St. Mary of Health. St. Mark’s Basin will capture you with its masterpieces: St. Mark’s Square, the famous bell tower, the Palace of the Doges, the Bridge of Sighs and the beautiful catwalk Riva Sette Martiri that leads to the Elena’s Gardens. We will navigate in front of the Arsenal, the symbol of the military power of the Venetian Republic “La Serenissima” since the age of the crusades. Arrival at BURANO island and free visit of this charming little village of seamen and fishermen, dominated by pretty brightly-coloured houses and very famous all over the world for its lace. Arrival at TORCELLO island optional visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (ticket 5,00 € per person) that keeps ancient mosaics of the Venetian-Byzantine School dating back to the 12th and 13th century; close to the cathedral we can admire the Martyrium of Santa Fosca, a Christian martyr of the 3rd century.
1.00 pm: our board restaurant will serve you a typical Venetian lunch based on fish: Aperitif Bellini, starter: shrimps, pickled anchovies and sardines in the manner of Chioggia (with raisins and pine kernel), first course: fusilli alla marinara (pasta with seafood), main course: mixed fried fish, vegetables in season, wine and water, fruit, coffee, cover and service. After lunch time we will reach MURANO: the island of the glass. We will have the extraordinary possibility to enjoy this ancient art of glassmaking while admiring one glass master creating some objects in front of our eyes.
05.30 pm: arrival in Fusina (Ve), disembarkation and end of the services.
Individuals: 70,00 € per person
Groups: 65,00 € per person (minimum 45 passengers)
Children: 0/5 years old are free – 6/12 years old 43,00 € p.p.
The rate doesn’t include: entrance fees and everything not mentioned in the program.