Lido, Burano, Murano?
When you think of Venice, you would perhaps imagine idyllic rides through its canals, the amazing food, unparallel culture and heritage along with the quaint landscape and architectural wonders all around. A trip to Italy will be incomplete without Venice. You could just plan to visit Venice or have it as one of the many destinations depending on the length of your vacation. If you happen to be in Venice or if you are looking for Italy travel packages for Venice, make sure you look for these best kept secrets – Lido, Burano, and Murano!
Lido, also known as Lido of Venice and The Golden Island, is a haven. A relatively small island, Lido is home to about twelve kilometers of beaches where you can bask in some tranquility, unwind with some pleasurable drinks and despite being a popular tourist destination it is calm and pristine. The quiet settings, the picturesque ambience and the tree lined streets with some amazing shops will certainly satiate any travel bug. While in Lido, indulge in swimming, a set of tennis and some golf. Lido is also home to Borgo Malamocco.
Burano is another island where you get some mesmerizing handmade lace and houses that are painted bright enough to capture anyone’s attention. Legend has it that fishermen used to identify their houses by the bright colors after they returned from a long trip. Burano has some really interested places to check out. There is the leaning Bell Tower, the flower decked balconies that are some of the most colorful you would ever come across, the Campanile and the romantic streets where you can indulge in a memorable stroll. If you are a fish lover, then you must check out the weekly market on Wednesday.
Unlike Lido and Burano, Murano is a cluster of seven islands. They are all quite small and all islands are interconnected by bridges. Murano has a distinction of being a haven for glassmaking which is now an ancient craft. You would fall in love with the glass chandeliers at this place. Murano used to be home to glassmakers who had been asked to leave Venice and settle on the islands due to the fear of fire that the methods of glass blowing and glassmaking would have caused. Even today, most people other than the glassblowers in Murano don’t know how they create the purest cobalt blue glasses.0