The northern lagoon full of important islands such as Murano, the island whose name is synonymous with artistic glass since 1295; Torcello, the island, which now has about twenty inhabitants, is home to a priceless archaeological heritage; Burano and finally one of the islands most characteristic of the entire bay, with its colorful houses, the leaning tower, is famous worldwide for its lace. The area north of the lagoon can be considered among the first to be discovered and saw the rise of the first settlements in the lagoon: the pioneers of the future Venice.