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The Venetian Islands

Thank to Quickly service you can buy only one ticket and get on at your nearest stop: a Quickly bus will take you to the embarking area, where you can get a motorship to the islands of lagoon

Like the other islands of the lagoon, Murano provided a refuge for the inhabitants of the Venice mainland escaping from the barbaric invasion. A Ducal decree in 1291 guaranteed Murano the privilege of manufactoring of glass, and since then it has developed into the specialized industry for which it is world famous today. In addition to the furnaces and Glass Museum, a visit should certainly be paid to the Basilica of SS. Maria and Donato (7th-12th century), one of the most beautiful Venetian/Byzantine building in the lagoon.

a small picturesque island inhabited mainly by fisherman. It is typical for its tiny, vivid coloured houses, and owes its fame to its lace and made by the women of island. After centuriest of decline this industry has re-emerged and Burano's lace is once again,  renouwned the world over. On sale in the shops are many items of hand-makers. A permanet exhibition of lace can be seen in the local museum.

The Roman population from the Venetian mainland took refuge here between the 5th an 7th centuries A.D.. Still standing are the magnificent 11th century church of Saint Fosca, and the Cathedral founded in 638 A.D.. Inside the cathedral are some important mosaics, and the recess at the end of the church is the large 13th century painting "Mother of God"; on the facing wall the famous "Last Judgment" of a slightly earlier period.