Although only 1 mile wide and with just over 5,000 residents, the island of Murano off of the coast near Venice is a popular destination with those seeking a tranquil getaway. A Murano holiday is the perfect choice for those who wish to soak up some Italian culture and tradition in surroundings that are far enough away from the busy tourist spots of the Venetian area. A Murano holiday rental apartment has all of the mod-cons you would expect of a top hotel with the added bonus of some spectacular views of the water and neighbouring Venice.
A Murano holiday places an emphasis in simply relaxing, recharging and watching the world go by. There are a few outdoor activities available on the island which includes walking, cycling and swimming. There are several great attractions to visit on Murano including the Glass Museum in the Giustinian Palazzo. The island is famous for its glass making as all of the glass manufacturers moved to the island in the 13th century to lower the risk of fires. As a result there are many glass-blowing factories and shops to be explored. Another great attraction in Murano is the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato that was built originally in the 7th century. The church was first dedicated to The Virgin Mary and then to Saint Donatus, whom legend states slayed a dragon. The supposed bones of the dragon still hang above the altar for visitors to see.
If you can prise yourself away from your relaxing Murano holiday rental apartment then there are great places to visit which are just a boat ride away. This includes the neighbouring island of Burano which is approximately a half hour’s journey from Murano. Attractions worth seeing on the island of Burano include the Museum of Lacemaking and the Church of San Martino which is a leaning bell tower in the style of the one in Pisa. One of the biggest draws of Burano are the brightly coloured painted houses. There is actually a system whereby residents have to paint their houses certain colours depending on which part of the island they live on!
Should you now be considering booking a fantastic Murano holiday rental apartment then you will be privy to some wonderful weather. The warmest months of the year tend to be July and August which offer daytime temperatures of 28°C. The cooler months of the year such as December and January see the daytime temperature fall to around 12°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 19 inches with the wettest month of the year tending to be October.
Travel to Murano, Italy Travellers on a Murano holiday will likely arrive at Marco Polo Airport (VCE) which is approximately 1 mile away from the area. Air operators that offer cheap, regular flights to the area include BMIbaby, British Airways, Thomson Flights, easyJet and Jet2. Passengers can depart the UK from various airports such as London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN), Leeds (LBA), East Midlands (EMA) and Edinburgh (EDI).