Murano - Full Guide and How To Get To Murano from Venice

15 Sept 2018: I've redesigned this site - there might be some bugs on how it displays/looks. Give me a few days to go over every page!
Share Link

What do you want to do?

Share a link to your friends, or visit my profile on social networking sites?

Click to share this page:
   
Or click to visit my profiles:
   

About me

Hi! Welcome to Complete City Guides!

Complete City Guides mascot logo

My name is Patrick, I'm originally from Sydney (Australia) but grew up in England (my second home) - and I love exploring cities (and writing about it!)

I work online in marketing, which gives me the opportunity to travel around the world full time.

So while I am away, I keep this blog updated with full travel info. I tend to stay in a city for a few months at a time, to really get to know it - then I write guides on it.

Popular Posts
Where To Stay in Bangkok - A Guide to the Best Areas in Bangkok to Stay

Murano - Full Guide and How To Get To Murano from Venice

Murano Island

Murano is a little island around 1.5km (1 mile) away from the main Venice island.

It is like a little version of Venice - with a big main canal splitting the island in two (like Venice) and lots of canals (again, like Venice). However it has a very different vibe to it and you should definitely consider checking it out while you are in Venice.

Check out our Venice Itinerary for a guide on when to visit Murano and what else to do that day!
Murano Island

There are around 4,500 residents in Murano, and you may have heard about its famous glass production. When walking around you will find many shops selling this Murano glass. However be warned that almost all of the cheaper glass souvenirs are just imported Chinese products and not made locally.

Getting to Murano

Murano - Island Near Venice Famous For Its Glass

Take a water bus to Murano. It is recommended that you do a 24 hour pass and use it to see Burano (a nearby island) too. See our guide on public transport.

Things to do in Murano

Explore on foot!

Most tourists just stay for a couple of hours, walking around the island. The island is small enough (approx 1.5km wide) that you don't have to worry about maps or getting lost. Just wander, it will be obvious what paths are worth walking down.

There are a few sights to see (below) but the main attraction is really just exploring on foot and seeing this interesting island.

Campo Santo Stefano

One of Muranos most popular tourist sights. Famous for its 19th century clock.

Basilica dei Santa Maria e San Donato

Basilica Di Santa Maria E San Donato On Murano

This is famous for its 12th century Byzantine mosaic pavement.

Chiesa di San Pietro Martire (Church of Saint Peter the Martyr)

Another church, this one dates back to the 15th century. You can find some artwork inside it.

Glass Museum

If you want an actual museum then the glass museum is the main one on the island. Find details here. Last admission at 4pm, so don't be late!

Common Murano Scam

When on the main island of Venice you may be offered a free boat ride to Murano. However you will be taken to a glass making factory in Murano, and the prices there are massively inflated. While this isn't the worst scam in the world (you don't have to pay!) they will do everything possible to keep you looking at their glass and it isn't just a free boat ride

iamge
Żywiec: City Guide for Tourists visiting Żywiec and the nearby area
Żywiec: City Guide for Tourists visiting Żywiec and the nearby area

A complete mini city guide for Zywiec

20 Likes

25

Ultimate Guide to Safe Travelling! 35 Tips For Travelling Abroad Safely!
Ultimate Guide to Safe Travelling! 35 Tips For Travelling Abroad Safely!

The time you spend abroad on trips can be some of the best days of your life. However it can also go very bad, very quickly. There are many aspects to staying s...

68 Likes

24

Complete Guide to Planning a Thailand Trip! Places to visit, What to do, and Travel Tips for Thailand
Complete Guide to Planning a Thailand Trip! Places to visit, What to do, and Travel Tips for Thailand

Thinking of planning a trip to Thailand? Thailand is one of my favourite destinations. Let me show you everything you need to know about Thailand, including whe...

127 Likes

5

How To Make Economy Flights Feel Like First Class
How To Make Economy Flights Feel Like First Class

Travelling in first class or business class is a luxury that many of us just never get to experience. But, there are some tricks, tips and hacks that can help y...

76 Likes

9

About Me

I'm an Australian who has lived in Europe for most of my life. I work online, travelling with my laptop, working online and exploring cities for months at a time.

Read my blog