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Murano Travel Guide: 102 reviews and 327 photos

Murano is an easy 10 minute boat ride trip from Venice and its worth a look whilst you tour the islands.
Murano has its own Grande Canal.

Most will come to see the glass blowers at work in the famous venetian glassware shops and museum. The glass factories were moved here from Venice by order of the Doges in 1292 as they were considered a fire hazard.

Murano is quite sprawled out - its actually a cluster of 5 islets so Its also pleasant just to wander the canals and have some lunch here - probably less crowded than Venice too.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Canals less crowded than Venice
  • Cons:glass is expensive
  • In a nutshell:a miniature Venice
  • Intro Updated Aug 8, 2004
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  • zadunajska8's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    I'm off to Venice at the end of this week and after seeing your great page I'm setting at least an afternoon aside to visit Murano. Thanks

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2008 at 4:27 AM

    Now this looks like a good accommodation option instead of Venice. Glad I dropped by Sandy :o) enjoyed the read & pix....especially the lighthouse reflection :o) Cheers, Ann :o)

  • croisbeauty's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2005 at 1:41 PM

    I've passed nearby in several occasions but never landed, dunno why.

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2005 at 6:20 AM

    Now I know where you got that Old Mask from. Excellent page of Murano, thanks for sharing.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2004 at 10:57 AM

    Very good page with some unique info not to find anywhere else. Great staff!

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2004 at 3:15 PM

    First rate page -- excellent tips!! Not to mention terrific pictures!!! You went far beyond the glass most tourists fre dragged here for!!

  • Azhut's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2004 at 10:34 AM

    Great page well done!!

  • steventilly's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2004 at 12:19 AM

    Very nice. We didn't spend long enough on Murano (1/2 day).

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2004 at 2:18 AM

    Fantastic tips and pictures, and no body saw it before the Doc. LOL and now here he is again :-) How could I miss this beauty when I was in Venice!!!

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2004 at 6:18 PM

    Murano sounds like a lovely place to retreat to after a big day of sightseeing! Someday I'll have to come back and see those "dragon" bones!

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