Island Hopping in Venice
One day in Venice buy a 12-hour vaporetto (water bus)ticket to go island hopping. Go to Murano – Mazarbo – Burano – Treporti – Ponta Sabioni – Lido – back to main island. It is so much fun. If you have time go to Erasmo too, I didn’t and kind of wish I did.
Do it really early in the morning, around 8am, in the summer you can probably go earlier. To avoid the throngs of other tourists also you get beautiful light for your photographs. The ticket is €18 and you can download the map here.
First thing you can see the main Venice scape, from a distance, very pretty.
Then stop at Murano if you want for the infamous glass blowing area of Venice. For me after a brief stop at Murano, I went to Marzabo, to walk across to Burano.
This was only 15 minutes walk, but you will be visiting Burano from a less touristy angle. You will see the houses first then later you will see the vendors. Here goes…Warning, there is plenty of colours.
To sooth your eyes a bit a paler set of house colours.
Houses in profile.
Cute details of the houses.
Best front door
What do you think of Burano?
From Burano I took the vaporetto to Tripeti thinking I could walk from there to the other port of Ponta Sabioni. On the map the port was close to each other and had a direct route, plus I have 30 mins to spare. Nope, Not walkable, I can’t even take a bus. Felt dejected and was figuring out on how to get back, a smaller boat that came along at the vaporetto stop and the man shouted ” Ponta Sabioni”, I lept up and said ” si, grazie” pfiuuh. Turns out although not on the map there is a stopover link between the two ports.
After that I went to Lido, had Gelati and sat on the sandy beach. I think Lido might be the best place in Venice to get homemade gelati/ice cream, as on the promenade towards the beach there was around 4 – 5 Gelateria.
Lido is the place where they hold Venice film festival.
From Lido I went back to main island to visit the Peggy Gugenheim museum.