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Murano: The Island With the Glass Making

Whenever I think of Veneto, the first place that comes to my mind is Venice. With Venice comes its narrow alleys and endless number of bridges, handsome gondoliers, romantic canals and stunning piazzas. Another thing that comes to mind are the small islands in Venice. Do you know about Murano- the island that makes glass?? 

Murano: The Island with the Glass Making

Murano is an easy vaporetto ride and only 15 minutes from Venice. While I won’t bore you with history, I should tell you how fun it is to see glass being made in front of you. There are no tours required here, its free of charge, all you have to do is reach Murano. Once in Murano, find a glass making factory (there are quite a few) and enjoy the experience.

I was astounded by the patience and friendliness of the glass makers who wanted the tourists to see what they are doing. Italians are proud of their heritage and I could sense the Venetians even more so. There were so many beautiful glass objects to buy- chandeliers, vases, souvenirs and jewellery. Everything was gorgeous but very heavily priced. As you probably know the Murano glass is very special and exquisite therefore also very very expensive.

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From the vaporetto

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A Horse Exquisitely Made

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Glass bead jewellery

I enjoyed the experience of glass making overall and walked around the quaint island where the locals were going for their caffe`.

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Love the detailing

Have you been to Murano??

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30 Comments

  • Yeegan
    March 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    My fiancée and I got the hard sell on a giant glass yacht. It was beautiful but the €8000 price tag was a little out of or price range. Did you also visit Burano? Wonderful colourful houses

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  • Diana Lynn
    March 5, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Love the glass jewelry! You know I have never been to Murano OR Burano….such a shame because I have spent a lot of time in Venice. Something to do for next time!

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    • Ishita
      March 6, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      You are so near! Next time you are free hop on a train 😉

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  • timelessitaly
    March 4, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Oh, how I wish I had made the trip to Murano when I was in Venice! Even just for a few hours. Your photos are so intriguing!!

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    • Ishita
      March 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks Susan! I know you were at the mask making class.. Next time 😉

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  • Tanja
    March 3, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    yes I have:) with someone very special:))

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    • Ishita
      March 3, 2016 at 4:46 pm

      Nice to know that 🙂

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  • Stacy di Anna
    March 3, 2016 at 6:21 am

    What lovely photos! Looks like the city is as beautiful and special as the glass created there!

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    • Ishita
      March 3, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Thank you Stacy. Indeed!

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  • Lyn
    March 3, 2016 at 1:23 am

    I have also experienced the glass making in Murano Ishita, and yes it is an amazing experience. It is such a lovely little village, with fabulous little houses and great little cafes. It is such a pleasure to spend a day there.

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    • Ishita
      March 3, 2016 at 10:03 am

      Really is Lyn. I am so lucky to have been there twice 😀

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  • ravenhawks magazine
    March 3, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    Beautiful Pictures now I have a better sense of where the lovely glass bowl I have comes from.

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  • margieinitaly
    March 2, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    I love Murano too Ishita and have also enjoyed the experience of watching these talented artisans at work. Glad you were able to return to this fascinating place in the Venetian lagoon.

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    • Ishita
      March 2, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      I know you do Margie. So we actually met on the lagoon even though it felt like I’ve met you a million times before 🙂

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  • Darlene
    March 2, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I have a couple of pieces of Murano glass jewellery, gifts from hubby. I would love to visit the island one day!

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    • Ishita
      March 2, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Lovely! Then a visit is in order 😉

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  • Ameena k.g
    March 2, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Not yet! But now going to add Venice on my list 😊

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  • travelrat
    March 2, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    We have … and our advice … or rather, that of a friendly hotel concierge … is, if you’re offered a ‘free ferry’ from the main island … don’t take it, for you’ll be taken to ‘a particular’ glassworks, rather than choose which one to visit.

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    • Ishita
      March 2, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      So right. There are many trying to pull you toward their “particular” glass factory. Thank God I didn’t visit like that

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  • panhirsch
    March 2, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks Ishita, you have just given me an idea for my short visit in Venice. Let’s see if we can visit the glass factory then!

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    • Ishita
      March 2, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      I’m happy to help 🙂 let me know if you do visit.

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      • panhirsch
        March 2, 2016 at 11:46 pm

        Sure 🙂 I’ll need to write about this anyway!

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  • Alok Singhal
    March 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    What a wonderful experience it seems. I visited one Glass making factory here in the US few years back and was amazed too 🙂

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    • Ishita
      March 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Thanks Alok 🙂 It was and the beauty of the island added to the experience.

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