Venice : Murano

Murano – Canal
Murano - Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato
Murano – Wait
Murano - Flowers
Murano - Texture

19th July 2011. Written by Xin Li.
Venice, Italy
Venice has quite a few outlying islands. Due to the short amount of time we had, we only managed to visit Murano, the island well-known for its glass-works. We dropped by the Murano Museum of Glass, a small little museum showcasing what kind of forms glass is capable of achieving and gives a tiny written introduction to the making and colouring of glass.

Venice - Murano Museum of Glass

Intricate glassworks.

Venice - Murano Museum of Glass
Venice - Murano Museum of Glass

For a better demonstration, there are actually quite a few glass-making workshops providing glass-making demonstrations. Pity, we were in a rush.

Murano – Artist

Amazing artisans at work.

Murano - Hot Stuff

The island provides a nice reprieve from the crowded main islands of Venice but being one of the more well-known islands, Murano is still considerably crowded so expect packed vaporettos in months like July when it is the peak season.

Murano – Vaporetto

The vaporetto to Murano passes by an island housing a cemetery for the Venetians, the Cimitero di San Michele dates back to the 19th century.

Murano - San Michele in Isola
Venice - St Michele Cimitero
Venice - St Michele Cimitero

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