Murano – the Glass Making Capital of Venice

On Saturday we decided to head out to Murano, one of the small islands in the lagoon.  Murano is known for it’s glassmaking.  Back in the 1200s glassmakers were ordered to move from Venice to Murano.  At the time, the buildings in Venice were made primarily of wood and the fires needed to heat the materials for the glass were a concern to the residents there.  These glassmakers were and still are considered to be Artisans and according to Wikipedia, “It wasn’t long until Murano’s glassmakers were the leading citizens on the island. Continue reading