Murano, homeland and history of glass art

Dec 10, 2021 704

BY: Paolo Melissi

A short distance from Venice, of which it is part, Murano is one of the many centers of the Venetian Lagoon, and is located on seven islands – two of which are artificial – located along the Marani Canal, joined together by bridges. Murano binds its fame to the artisanal production of glass, of which it has become over the centuries one of the most important representatives not only in Italy but also in the world.

Founded by refugees in the period of the barbarian invasions, as happened in the case of Venice, Murano also rises on the islands, and makes its appearance for the first time in a document dating back to 840, from 1171 it became part of the Sestiere of Santa Croce, also enjoying privileges and the possibility of giving yourself laws.

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