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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.
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.
One of the pretiest and most unique Designs.
- Pros:more intimate than Venice proper
- Cons:not much to look at beside glass!
There are a few ways to get to the Island. The cheapest is a free ride from one of the Glass factories that shuttle... more travel advice
There are three major Canals of Murano: Canal Grande Di Murano (which turns into Canal Degli Angeli) Rio Dei Vetrai... more travel advice
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