We love exploring the islands of the Venetian Lagoon. We have been to Murano a couple of times, known for its beautiful glass makers (vetri di Murano). But it is usually mobbed by tourists like us!
So we decided to experience the “real” Murano after-hours by spending the night.
It turns out there is a little Hyatt in the middle of Murano, right by the Museo Vaparetto stop. Who knew?
They have a lovely garden . . .
A trendy lobby –
And a nice restaurant (also a more casual pub/bar).
Our room had an amazing view.
Once the crowds died down, we took a walk with the locals – here is the “real” Murano.
P.S. I have two recommendations for anyone visiting. We had one of our best meals at Ristorante Ai Piantaleoni – try the Friturra Mista di Pesce (Fried Mixed Fish – lightly battered and VERY fresh) . They have the fish delivered each morning – I heard them from our room at 5 am when the fishing boat pulled up out front. It is in the same “block” as the Hyatt.
And next door to the Hyatt is a wonderful glass shop (on an island full of them) – Tommasi – tommasi.it/en/ . They have beautiful and artistic jewelry. The Tommasi Family has had a furnace on Murano since 1933 and they make all the glass there. Here’s my new necklace. : )