THE GLASS ISLAND, MURANO
Murano is a series of islands about 1.5kms from Venice. The island is popular for its glass works and extremely skilled craftsmen.
We (my family) booked a private water taxi from our hotel in Venice to Murano. We were dropped directly outside a warehouse where craftsmen were holding live demonstrations of glass blowing, this demo should not be missed. They showed us the making of various objects and techniques from scratch.
Later our guide showed us around the main showroom which featured many glass artists from Murano. The guide himself was one of the artists and it was a really good experience to know his insights. The showroom was huge and divided into many rooms, each having their identity- from fine art to functional glass ware. Photography is not allowed in the showrooms.
Since our flight left that afternoon we had to leave early but I would have loved to explore the island some more.
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