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Spotlight: Murano

By August 22, 2016 , , , ,

If you're going to Venice, visit Murano!

Murano is a colourful gem just a short boat ride away from Venice. It is a frazione of the comune of Venice and is best known for it's skilled glassmakers. Murano is composed of seven islands linked by bridges. If you are looking for an interesting and unique souvenir, a beautiful piece of glass art is the perfect way to go! 

Fun Facts! 

Murano earned its reputation as a centre for expert glassmaking all the way back in 1291 when the the glassmakers were ordered to relocate their foundries in order to remove the risk of fire and destruction of Venice's wooden structures. Glassmakers become some of most prominent citizens through ages. 

Here's a fun video with even more fun facts about the history of Murano glassmaking!

(Image via Pixabay)

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