Murano Hotels and Restaurants
From: Murano, the Glass Island
Hotels and guesthouses
Murano has two hotels that are worth considering for a final night's stay if you have an early flight from Venice, since the Alilaguna airport boats take only 30 minutes to cover the distance from Murano to Marco Polo Airport. Visiting artists and glassmakers can put a strain on Murano's limited accommodations, so book early when possible.
Another possibility is the Ca' del Pomo Grana' or Pomegranate House B&B, which has three simply-furnished guestrooms and a garden.
Finally, Murano has a few vacation apartments that can be rented by the night or week; see The Comprehensive Guide to the Island of Murano (reviewed on page 8) for listings and descriptions.
Restaurants and cafés
Murano has a fair number of restaurants, cafés, and bars scattered along its canals, next to the Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato (right), and on the Campo Santo Stefano across the canal from the San Pietro Martire church. Some are pricey, but you can easily find snack bars, osterie, pizzerias, and gelato parlors for every budget. Just check the menus before you go inside. For recommendations with photos, see Michela and Nicoló Scibilia's Comprehensive Guide to the Island of Murano.
If you're really short on cash, you can buy sandwich makings, pizza by the slice, and other snack foods at the two-story, wheelchair-accessible InCoop supermarket and shopping center. InCoop is near the Colonna Actv boat stop, on the fondamenta that runs south along the canal from San Pietro Martire.