The lagoon of Venice and its corresponding islands make up a fascinating water landscape which is regarded as a small paradise and not only by Venetians.
Artists of every epoch came to this place to capture the special light and the spectacular settings. Naturally the most popular are: The innumerable little and larger islands, waterways and canals, which run through the city and which have been part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1987.
The most well-known islands are Murano, Burano, Torcello.
MURANO is famous for its native glass art: The glass blower, who was simply called "Il Maestro" ("The Master") by everyone, was a genius of his time and his works have been sold all over the world.
BURANO is known as a small fishermen‘s island with lovely and colourful houses and is famous for the finest embroidery and filigree lace-making.
TORCELLO once the "vegetable island", now culinary delights have become its attractiveness, such as fine, small artichoke hearts that are still harvested here today. Moreover, Torcello became famous through the legendary "Locanda Cipriani" - a hotel with restaurant, where Ernest Hemingway and many other historical celebrities once frequented. Hemingway even wrote a complete manuscript there.