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05 Sep 2008

Venice - Murano Island

Venice is world famous for its gorgeous Murano glass. Not surprisingly Murano glass is made on Murano Island.

It is another must-see activity while in Venice. You will want to see the glass being made as well as view thousands of pieces and maybe even buy one or two.

Tip – Do not get trapped into a “free” trip from a hustler on the street. Any JETSETWAY traveller will be able to arrange a private free water taxi from your hotel concierge.

Allegedly Venice glassmaking was moved here in 1291 for fire safety reasons. Many think the real reason was to keep the artisans confined. Their artistry was a secret well kept for 500 years. They were treated very well but were never allowed to stray.