Murano: The Pearl of Venice

Formerly called Amuranium, the island lies North-East of Venice, facing the Fondamente Nuove and can be easily reached by vaporetto (the public boat-transport service. It was, along with other islands in the lagoon, a safe haven  for the people of Veneto region, fleeing from the barbarian invasions.In 1295, the Republic declared that all the Glass furnaces in Venice should move to Murano, in order to prevent fires in the city. Continue reading “Murano: The Pearl of Venice”