Murano

Sep 12, 2019 55

Murano is a small island in the Venetian lagoon in Italy. Although it is described as in island, it is in fact a series of small islands which are joined together with bridges. The island is mainly famous for its glass work and especially for its beautiful lamps. Murano was once a commune but it now falls under the jurisdiction of Venice.

It is believed that the island was first inhabited by the Romans, like most places in Italy. And it was in 1291 that the Venetian glass makers were forced to move to the island due to the risks involved in the process. Ever since the 13th century, glass making has been the forte of the island and the local glass makers here are still famous for their beautifully created glass pieces.

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SOURCE: https://www.lifeinitaly.com

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