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Review of Isola di Murano

Isola di Murano
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4-Hour Venice Lagoon Cruise: Murano Island and...
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Murano
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Head to one of the glass factories, there are several. Make sure you go to the showroom and not just the retail area. There are pieces that are unbelievable with the color and intracies of glass. The one we visited had a glass rope wrapped around the handrail. You can, of course, purchase a souvenier. I would recommend being very careful of your purchase; the authentic Murano pieces have a sticker. There are many cheap Chinese offerings available and it is hard to tell from a tourist point of view. Fun to purchase jewelery or a little souvenier to take home.

Murano is much less crowded (at least on the day we went) than Venice and nice to have a breath of fresh air. Don't forget to take in the Jewish Ghetto;sombering but interesting.

Thank barbaramcmahon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Venice, a side trip to Murano is a must. If you’ve seen the glass mural ceiling at Bellagio in Vegas or the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit in Seattle or any glass blown artwork, this is where it all started. The skills and creativity of these artisans are something to admire and appreciate. Shops line the canal along with a few restaurants. The farther the shop is from the vaporetto station, the lower the price of the goods are for the same quality. To get here, we bought a 24-hour pass on the vaporetto. It’s a roundtrip from St. Mark’s Square. The day pass is also good for a trip to Lido beach.

1  Thank Josh P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So this is where all the magic happens- sand, silica, and precious metals are transformed via fire into the most beautiful art! And the people of Murano have been doing this for centuries. Simply stunning!

Thank CountessChloe
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This quaint little island is easily reached by water bus from Venice I would recommend that you by a 1 day return ticket which costs €20 and this allows you to get to other islands such as Burano. Here u are able to watch glass being made or just have a wonder around away from the crowds in Venice.

Thank Fran E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get to Murano by a short boat trip. Well known for beautiful (and pricey) hand blown Murano glass. Galleries and shops showing and selling this are interesting. Amazing what they do.

Thank Mojaquera
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