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Visiting Murano…

by on Mar.02, 2018, under Life, Photography

I had planned us a day tour of two of the lagoon islands of Venice – we’d be visiting Murano and then Burano.

The most famous islands near Venice are Murano (glass factories) and Burano (lace making & colourful houses). Murano is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon. It lies about 1.5 kilometres north of Venice and measures about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) across.



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/250 sec at f/8, ISO 100

To get there you can catch the vaporetto up the Grand Canal back up past the Train Station (Ferrovia) to the next stop after that called Piazzale Roma. From there you get onto the Line 3 express from Dock C straight to Murano Colonna stop (the journey takes approximately 20mins and a vaporetto leaves every 30 min @ 20 and 50 mins past the hour). This is a much more pleasant journey from Piazzale Roma and you should get a seat as it is the starting point for this express service.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Chupa Chups

Chupa Chups

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 56 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 100

The island of Murano is renowned for its long tradition of glass-making. So of course we visited a glass furnace whilst we were there and the girls got to see some glass blowing in action.

Blowing Glass

Blowing Glass

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/320 sec at f/5.6, ISO 220

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