From Venice, we took the Vaporetto (boat bus) to three of the smaller surrounding islands: Murano, Burano and Torcello.
Murano is a little island with a lot glass makers! … And lovely narrow streets. We walked around and visited one of the many glass factories on the island.
We then took the Vaporetto and went to Burano about 20 minutes away. Visiting this island was, by far, my favourite part of my holiday to Venice. A small fishing island dotted with bright, colourful houses, it was simply beautiful to stroll around. We stopped along the river to have lunch, however, like a lot of the restaurants in Venice, we found the quality of food average and pretty expensive.
We finished our day trip having a quick tour around Trocello, which was the smallest island out of the three and being uninhabited, it made for a refreshing break away from vibrant Venice.
I would definitely take time out from the busy city to see these little islands and I also recommend visiting on your own rather than on an organised tour, as you have the extra freedom of staying for as long or as little time as you want and the Vaporetto is cheap and easy to use!!