Getting Aroud Venice: the History of Murano Glass

Getting Aroud Venice: the History of Murano Glass

Murano is one of the most visited island of the Venetian lagoon, quite famous because of the long tradition of Murano Glass.

The tradition of the blown glass making goes back to 1921, when the Venetian Republic decided to transfer all the operating glassmaker from Venice to Murano. The glass masters were forced to live on the island. Why did the Republic take this decision? It’s because the labs’ ovens were dangerous and responsible of many tragic fires. But there’s another implicit reason: Venice tried to stop the spreading of the information regarding the glass making, as it was jealous of its activity.

Today it is possible to access to the big archive of the Murano Glass by the Museum of Murano Glass.  


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