Your personal native English-speaking and local Venetian guide will meet you at your hotel and escort you to a waiting water taxi. He will then accompany you across the lagoon to Murano and Burano to visit the glassworks, ancient churches, lace makers and colorful homes of the island.
Murano is home to the ancient craft of glassblowing and as such has many furnaces and workshops to visit and watch a demonstration and view the creations. You can take the time to shop or not, as you wish.
After we will visit one of the lagoons oldest historic churches. From Murano we will travel to Burano by private boat and visit the lace makers, shops, the island's best gelato shop and lace merchants as well as the colorful homes and back streets of the island.
If there is time we will travel by private boat to Torcello to visit the oldest church in the lagoon and all of the Venice region.
From there we return to your hotel by water taxi.
I grew up in NYC where I graduated Hunter College HS and Columbia University and studied art, literature, European cultures and foreign affairs. I am an EU (Italian) citizen as well as US and have spent about half my life living, working and traveling throughout Europe. I have lived in Italy for many years as a writer, guide and volunteer and in Venice for 3 years as a local expert and guide. My background is split between US and Italian cultures and as such I am able to relate to the American traveler with ease, zero language barrier and with an approach and style that makes the entire experience more comfortable and engaging than the typical guide. Add to this my avoidance of anything scripted and my pledge to make every private experience unique and custom to the personality and interests of the traveler and you have the formula that I believe provides the best experiences possible. Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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