Murano Island

Local nameMurano
LocationVenice, Italy

The island (in fact several islands located close together and connected by bridges) is best known as a place where Venetian glass is made. The history of the glassmakers on Murano Island dates back to the end of the 13th century when all glassmakers from Venice were ordered to move to Murano. Since at that time most of the city structures were wooden, the presence of the glassmakers (who use open fire for their work) was undesirable.

Soon enough, the glass made there was well known throughout Europe and the products (e.g. beads, mirrors or chandeliers) became sought-after goods. Even today, the Venetian glass is a prestigious product.

You can get to Murano by public transport (boats) that go there every 30 minutes. The local glassmakers are usually very willing to show their craft to the onlookers.

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Venice Public Transportation: Waterbus and Mainland Buses from 13 USD

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murano

More information http://wikitravel.org/en/Murano

Address 10 Ramo del Cimitero, Murano 30141, Italy

Coordinates 45°27'30.185" N 12°21'9.446" E

Tours and activities: Murano Island

Venice Public Transportation: Waterbus and Mainland Buses

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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Murano, Burano, and Torcello Water Taxi Tour

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