Of Venice’s 100-plus outlying islands, the group that forms Murano is the most famous. This tight cluster of small islands has been the center of the Floating City’s historic glassmaking industry since 1291, when the city center’s glass factories were forcibly moved across the lagoon—just north of Venice proper—after a number of devastating fires. Today, travelers visit Murano to see how expertly trained artisans blow glass into exquisite stemware, chandeliers, vases, and sculptures. Those particularly interested in the history of glassmaking should stop by the Museo del Vetro, which traces the art back to ancient Egypt.
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What's the best way to experience Murano?
- Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
- Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano lace island
- Murano & Burano Islands Half Day Guided Tour by Private Boat
- 72-Hour Venice Transportation Pass
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