In the United States , glass artisans are usually
found at crafts shows or Renaissance fairs, blowing glass baubles for a
few dollars each. But there was a time when the trade of glassblowing -
indeed, glassmaking in general, was dominated by an elite group of
craftsmen in the Venetian Republic, most notably on the island of Murano.
It still is an exporter of traditional products like mirrors and
glassware, and its factories produce modern items such as faucet handles,
glass lampshades, and electric chandeliers. At the retail level, there's
a growing emphasis on art glass and -most important of all- the souvenir
trade. Here in Murano you can visit the Museo Vetrario located in
the Palazzo Giustinian, the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato.
Here in Murano you could also assist to a blowing glass
Choose to visit the island by
boat or water taxi!
If you wish you can also ask for a guided excursion
Possibility of joining (with/without
guide) full day mini
cruises to the islands
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