"Largest island in the lagoon." Isola di Murano by Jerelis
Isola di Murano Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 46 photos
Sleepy Murano is the largest of islands in the lagoon. It lies about 1,5 km across from Venice and was inhabitated since Roman times. The word Murano nowadays suggests glass factories and glass blowing. In fact the development of this island in the Middle Ages is strictly connected with glass. Murano was a commercial port as far back as the 7th century and by the 10th century it had grown into a prosperous trading center with its own coins, police force and commercial aristocracy. Then, in 1291, the Venetian Republic ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano, because the glassworks represented a fire danger in Venice, whose buildings were mostly wooden at that time.
So what to do once you´re at Murano? Well take your wallet and your credidt card, but most of all take your sense of... more travel advice
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