Monday, April 28, 2008


Murano is an island that just might be breakable. Every shop, every cafe, every sculpture is crystal or adorned with it. It's right next to Venice and famous for it's glass art. We went there and found everything from wine glasses to jewellery, which is of course was what I was interested in. Murano's glass making history goes back to 1291. You can visit the furnaces and watch the masters in action but some parts have to remain secret as they have for hundreds of years. The secrets of the techniques of the glass blowers are taken to their grave.

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