Walking directions to Murano Palace (Murano), with map
ABOVE: In this photo, which looks down the Fondamenta dei
Vertrai toward Murano Colonna, Cheryl (hat and blue denim jacket) is standing at
the entrance to the Murano Palace's side street.
Murano Palace is
an upscale B&B in the heart of
glassmaking island. (Murano is a miniature version of central Venice, with
palazzi, canals, and plenty of historic atmosphere.)
The inn has only six rooms, which are furnished in Venetian
style and include free Wi-Fi. Because the Murano Palace is small and popular, we
recommend booking early--especially from May through October.
Tip for cruisers: The Murano
Palace is a great choice if you're arriving at Marco Polo Airport and departing
by ship from the Marittima cruise basin. Here's why:
From Venice Marco Polo Airport, you can take an Alilaguna
Linea Blu (Blu Line) airport
boat to Murano Colonna and walk to the Murano Palace in 3 to 5 minutes
without crossing any bridges.
During your stay, you can take the ACTV public water bus
from Colonna to locations throughout Venice's historic center. (We recommend
buying a tourist
travel card to save on transportation fares.)
On the day of your cruise, you can roll your bags to Colonna
and board another Alilaguna Linea Blu airport boat, which will take you all
the way to the Marittima cruise terminals.
The same plan works in the reverse direction: Take the Alilaguna
boat from Marittima to Murano Colonna, then catch another Alilaguna boat to
Marco Polo Airport on the day of your flight.
How to reach the Murano Palace from the Alilaguna
Linea Blu stop at Murano Colonna:
As you leave the Colonna boat stop, turn right and follow
the waterfront, which will curve left into a canal.
Head inland on the fondamenta or pavement next to
canal. (The street is named the Fondamenta dei Vertrai.)
Continue walking until you see a winged lion on top of a
stone column next to a bridge. Turn left into the side street just
before the bridge. The Murano Palace will be a few doors down, on your
From the Marittima cruise terminals:
From your ship, walk to the wooden sidewalk near the
bottom of the main U-shaped ship basin.
Take a yellow-and-white Alilaguna Linea Blu airport boat to
Murano Colonna. (See
Get off at Murano Colonna and follow the directions above.
MAP CREDITS: Walking maps by
Anders Imboden, using base data from the
Comune di Venezia and Regione Veneto under license