Venture out of Venice to Experience Murano

By Philippa Burne, UK, September 2011

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When you’re enclosed in the labyrinthine streets of Venice it’s easy to forget that Venice is actually a whole series of islands dotted across the lagoon, and that some of them are not quite as manically busy and claustrophobic.

When the twists and turns of the stone streets between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco all gets a bit much for you, hop on a vaporetto and head out to the island of Murano. Murano is where the famous glass-makers in Venice were exiled in 1291 when the regular accidental kiln fires threatened the main city one time too many. The industrial secrets of Venice’s glass-makers were so crucial to the wealth of the republic that any possibility of betrayal was punishable by death.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Venice Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Venice.

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