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Murano Glass: One Island, Many Crafts

When you speak about “Murano Glass” you are actually referring to a wide variety of products: everything from micro-beads to huge chandeliers. In 1291 the Venetian government made an important decision regarding glass production: all glass furnaces in the city … Continue reading

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Crossing the Venetian Lagoon

It’s early morning on the Fondamenta Nòve, Venice’s northern waterfront, and the large motonave is warming up its engine while waiting for the last tourist to get on. We are heading north, toward the dream island of Burano. We manage … Continue reading