THE FINE PRINT
GETTING THERE Emirates operates daily flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide to Dubai, connecting to a daily flight to Venice (emirates.com). From Venice, a one-way ticket on a vaporetto (waterbus) from Piazza San Marco to the lagoon islands costs €7.50 and is valid for 75 minutes. A tourist day-pass costs €20. A private water taxi costs €130 for four people one way. It’s possible to visit Murano and Burano in a day and squeeze in a lazy lunch at one of the islands. For more leisurely exploration, extend your visit over two days and include an overnight stop at Mazzorbo or Burano.
Al Gatto Nero Via Giudecca 88, Burano, gattonero.com Venissa Wine Resort Fondamenta Santa Caterina 3, Mazzorbo, venissa.it Locanda Cipriani Piazza Santa Fosca 29, Torcello, locandacipriani.com Acquastanca Fondamenta Manin 48, Murano, acquastanca.it