"Murano - Venetian Island of Glass" Top 5 Page for this destination Murano by rubbersoul75

Murano Travel Guide: 104 reviews and 347 photos

One of the Lagoon Islands

Murano lies just north of Venice proper, but is part of Venice along with a handful of other lagoon Islands.

The island has been the center of the Venetian glass making industry since 1291. In this year, all the glass making factories were moved to this Island to keep an potential fires Isolated.

It is an Island of many islands- like Venice, it is canals and bridges, no vehicle traffic.


Glass everywhere

Just about every shop on the Island centers around the Glass industry. You can get free demonstrations of glassblowing, and there is a very impressive glass Museum here - Museo Vetrario - worth a visit.

Muranos Basilica Dei Santi Maria e Donato

One of the pretiest and most unique Designs.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:more intimate than Venice proper
  • Cons:not much to look at beside glass!
  • Last visit to Murano: May 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 15, 2006
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  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2007 at 1:24 AM

    You do Murano justice, there's much more to it than glass factories. Very good information!!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2007 at 3:38 AM

    Nice page, looks like you found much more than glass to look at.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2006 at 7:41 PM

    Such a delight to read your Murano page. You have captured the spirit, the beauty, and the artistic endeavor.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2006 at 4:21 AM

    an interesting page bringing back great memories ! Murano is a lot more typical for that special life with the canals than touristy Venezia...

  • Rhondaj's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2006 at 5:26 AM

    I imagine if someone spent all day here, they would go home all glassy-eyed....sorry, couldn't resist.---- nice page.


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