Murano: Live from the Island of the Glass Makers

Murano Glass is world-famous, but does the island match up to the Chandeliers? Murano’s reputation as a centre for glassmaking dates from 1291, when the Venetian Doge, frightened that the foundries' fires would destroy the city’s largely wooden buildings, ordered the glassmakers to move to the … [Read more...]

Visiting a Murano Glass Factory is a part of any Venice Tour

Murano Glass Factory Tour: A Visit to Arti Veneziane on Giudecca: A visit to a Murano glass factory is part and parcel of any tour of Venice and on this occasion we made a stop at Arti Veneziane alla Giudecca. We have visited a few Murano glass factories in the past, but it is always … [Read more...]

Murano and Burano – Venice’s famous islands

Venice lagoon's popular islands: If you only have a short time in Venice and want to explore the islands of its lagoon, the most popular ones are Murano, Burano and Torcello. These three can be covered in the one outing and can be reached by the public vaporetti. The vaporetto ride on Venice's … [Read more...]