|Last Visited: May, 2006
One of the islands near Venice is known for its premier glass making. The
island is Murano. A short water bus trip from the "mainland" of Venice can take
you to the island. At the "Faro" bus stop you will be right at the lighthouse.
As with most of the italian lighthouses we visited, we have very little
information about the lighthouse. It did indeed appear to be an active
lighthouse and at least from ground level it looked as if it had some size of
fresnel lens atop it.
Here is a small bit of information I was able to obtain from a
friend of ours who lives in Italy:
The lighthouse marks the entrance of the channel which leads from the
sea to the lagoon, so its lights is not rotating with a period of 6
Click here for 1024x746 image of Waterbus map
Click here for 2486 x 1812 image of Waterbus
- Obtain a map of the Venice water bus system and find the route which
will take you to the island of Murano.
- Get off the bus at the "Faro" stop in Murano. The lighthouse is right
at the stop. Waterbus numbers 12, 13, 41, 42, 71, and 72 stop at the Faro
station. See the above maps for details. The larger map gives clearer
views of each stop.