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March 18, 2011
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.
November 15, 2010
Venice’s canals are probably its most famous attribute, but travelers to Venice should take the time to visit the island villages found in its lagoon. Murano, Burano and Torcello are three famous hamlets found in Venice’s main lagoon; the first two are known for their handicrafts, while Torcello is known as the first sign of civilization in Venice. You can find a guided half-day tour online that takes you via motor boat to these three charming towns, described below.