Would you like to admire authentic artisans at work, using the same methods today as one-hundred years ago, and spend a day far from the commotion of Venice? These three small islands, completely isolated from the mainland, are still rooted in their old traditions. Murano is the land of blown glass and Burano of lace and lace sellers, while Torcello, inhabited by less than 30 people, simply opposes itself to mass tourism. Stroll through the old glassworks on Murano, where you can see the artisans at work firsthand: choose your piece and see it grow before your very eyes, to then take home with you. Moving north, you will find Burano, with its mismatched pastel-coloured houses and its historic bottegas, where old women still do lacework. Finally, you will arrive on Torcello, still completely immersed in nature, where one finds Venice’s oldest church: the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in 639, where you can admire a splendid mosaic of the Last Judgement.