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Glass Blowing at Murano

By Venice Expert Luisella, Italy, March 2011

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The island of Murano in the Venetian lagoon has been the setting of the glass blowing art work since 1291 when the Republic of the Doges decided to protect the secrets of the art and preserve Venice from fires. Till the 25th of April, in the rooms of the prestigious Correr Museum in St Mark’s square there features a wonderful collection of art works in glass all made in Murano.

Don’t miss it: vases, chandeliers, beads creations, frames, mirrors up to the Renaissance delicate goblets and glasses of the utmost elegance are exhibited in a wonder of colors and shapes.

If you are planning a visit in Venice, consider this voyage through the centuries to understand how glass techniques and artistic research of the artisans has developed till nowadays!

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