Murano is Venice without the tourists, well, almost. A small island located not far from Venice itself, the design is very similar with small waterways instead of roads and a great deal of charm to be found in the old villas. The island is considerably smaller than Venice so it is easily possible to wander around with ease and explore the tiny piazzas and restaurants that you find hidden away here. The town is renowned for having been a summer home for the nobles and religious figures of the Venetian Empire. This has left a fine legacy of religious buildings and villas to walk around and admire in between buying some of the world-famous glassware.
There are a number of small hotels in which you can stay on the island that offer wonderful service at a relatively low cost, many are fairly grand in comparison to what you would find elsewhere for the same price. The restaurants on the island take turns to open in the evening and so it may be advisable to search for a restaurant during the day and ask if they will still be open later that night. It may be considerably quieter than its larger neighbour but after the madness of Venice it can be nice to have some peace and quiet in a place that is a quaint reminder of old Venice.
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