Murano is a compact island and it is easy to get around on foot (although the signposting does leave a little to be desired).
Here are a few ideas for places to visit on your trip to the island, although much of the charm, as with the rest of Venice, comes from wandering around the side alleys and streets.
It is open from 10.00 to 16.00 in the winter months and for an hour longer in the summer (note that entrance tickets are only sold up until an hour before closure). It is closed on Wednesdays and major holidays.
Entrance tickets cost €10,00 (reductions for pensioners and students) or it is part of the Museum Pass (€24.00) offered by the Venice Museums which includes the Lace Museum on Burano. There is also a special combined ticket for the Lace Museum and the Glass Museum which costs €12.00.
The palace was originally used by the bishops of the diocese of Torcello (a major settlement in the lagoon in earlier times) and now houses the collection of glass from the 15th to the 20th century on an upper floor.
Address: Fondamenta Giustinian 8,
Web: Venice Museums
Sometimes there is a small entry fee and visitors are expected to tip the glassmaker at the end of the "show".
The demonstration normally lasts around 15 minutes and will give an idea of how a furnace is used to melt the glass, how the glass is blown, and normally how a typical ornament is made by working the glass with the prongs.
As with most demonstrations, an opportunity will be given to purchase the shop wares after the show...
(Please note that we are unable to book any demonstrations as we have nothing to do with the factories offering them!)