Murano (crs)

Laguna Veneta
On the Way
Laguna Veneta
On the Way
Laguna Veneta
Island, Saint Giorgio Maggiore
Laguna Veneta
Piazza San Marco
Laguna Veneta
On the Way
To Murano
Rio de la Tana
      
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Rio de la Tana
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Rio de le Vergini
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Canonica Parrocchia San Pietro di Castello
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Artistic Glass
Ferro & Lazzarini
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Murano was settled by the Romans.  Initially the island prospered as a fishing port and through production of salt.  From the 11th century, it began to decline as islanders left.  From the 13th century Murano was governed from Venice.  In 1291, all the glassmakers in Venice were forced to move to Murano because of the risk of fires.  The island became famous for glass beads and mirrors.  Aventurine glass was invented here, and for a while Murano was the main producer of glass in Europe.  Although decline set in during the 18th century, glassmaking is still the island's main industry.  Attractions on the island include the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato known for its 12th century Byzantine mosaic pavement, the Church of San Pietro Martire, and the Palazzo da Mula.  Many glassworks, some mediaeval, are open to the public.  I have included it with Venice because of the close proximity and deeply intertwined history.

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