Hotel Indigo Venice - Sant'Elena
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Venetian Islands

Easily accessible from our hotel is the Venice few tourists get to see: the smaller islands of the northern lagoon are gems, each one with its own history and charm. Here, where traditions still run deep, you will find another Venice, less monumental but equally fascinating.


The Island of Murano is known worldwide for the magnificent mouth-blown glass produced there. It became a major glassblowing center after 1291, when glass furnaces were moved there from Venice due to fears of fires. Since then it has been one of the world's leading centers for glass art. It comes as no surprise that the island is filled with glass shops and glass furnaces where it is possible to watch glass-making demonstrations.

The neighboring island of Torcello, now almost uninhabited, was a very important political center in ancient times, before the Venetian Republic “Serenissima” imposed its power on the surrounding islands. The magnificent mosaics of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Dell'Assunta, dating back to the seventh-century, and the archaeological remains dating from Roman, Byzantine and Middle Age periods make Torcello definitely worth visiting.

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