"Murano - More than just the Island of Glass" Top 5 Page for this destination Murano by victorwkf

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Part of my honeymoon in June 2007

Murano is a small island situated North-east of Venice, about 10-20 minutes away if you are taking the Valporetto (water buses). Murano is often known as the "Island of Glass" because it is famous worldwide for its glass-makers, which produce some of the most beautiful glass pieces in the world since centuries ago.

As the island is small, it can be visited as a day trip together with other nearby famous islands such as Burano (see my VT Burano page), Torcello and Lido (see my VT Lido page).

Let me share with you some information and photographs of my trip to Murano in June 2007, which hopefully will be useful to you.

When you are in Murano, you will see many shops selling the famous Murano glass as shown in this photograph. There are many designs and types, as well as the price can range from $10 euros for a item (e.g. photo frame) to very expensive decorative items made of Murano glass, so it all depends on your taste and budget.

Although Murano is famous for its glass, there are other charms about this small island which you should take time to slowly experience. Walk slowly here along the streets and you will go into the life of the local people, see how they go about their daily chores such as selling vegetables, transferring goods, chit-chatting etc. Although not as grand as Venice, my wife and I find Murano (as well as Burano) to be cosy and more "real" as compared to touristy Venice.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Famous Murano glass, charming little island which is easy to explore
  • Cons:The beautiful items made from Murano glass can be very expensive
  • In a nutshell:Murano is definitely worth visiting when you are in Venice, especially if you are on a free and easy trip
  • Last visit to Murano: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated Aug 29, 2007
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  • Manara's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2008 at 5:31 AM

    Congratultions! You have written a complete and accurate guide to Murano, with beautiful pictures.

  • Sep 9, 2007 at 11:22 PM

    Beautiful pics and informative tips. Hope I will be there one day. Great job!

  • Applelyn's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2007 at 8:47 AM

    Thanks:) It is so nice to enjoy your honeymoon in Venice!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2007 at 1:39 AM

    nice to see your new page and good to see that you left the tourist-paths and saw a bit of the real life & lovely corners of that interesting island. I hope to go there soon !

  • loisl's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2007 at 5:29 AM

    I was in Murano aprox. 35 years ago, and it didn't change much, the pro's and con's are still the same. Cheers, and thanks for sharing your great tips with us. Peter

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2007 at 11:37 PM

    Excellent page of Murano. Bring back fond memories of Venice. Taking a boat ride on a vaporetto to explore the different islands of Venezia is a lot of fun.


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