Italy – Murano

Of the three days in Venice, we spent one day checking out the islands of Murano and Burano. Let’s start with Murano, known for Venetian glass.  A quick ferry trip from the Grand Canal in Venice Northeast, past the Cemetery of San Michele. We landed on the Southern end at the Piazzale Calle Colonna. From there walked up the Fondamenta dei Vetrai along the canal, browsing the glass shops along the way. The first shops are the more expensive, commercial glass, but further on you’ll start passing the more local, smaller and more authentic glass ‘factories’. We ended up at Campo Santo Stefano where we saw the amazing “Natale di luce in una cometa di vetro” (“Christmas of light in a glass comet”) created by Simone Cenedese.



So, more to come. Love to hear what you have to say about our travels.


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