Venice Day Trip — Glassblowing in Murano: G Adventures

Venice Day Trip–Glassblowing in Murano: G Adventures — February 2016.

Venice is the ultimate in history, romance and mystique for many, with its gorgeous palaces, piazzas and cathedrals looming above the hundreds of canals and bridges. While there is much to do and see in this gorgeous city, getting off the island to explore other nearby sites in the Venetian Lagoon makes for an excellent day trip.

One I would highly recommend is Venice’s fascinating neighbour Murano, which consists of seven small islands linked by bridges. Only a few minutes by water taxi from Venice, Murano was a prosperous commercial port from the 7th – 13th centuries. Today it is primarily known as the island of glass-making, an art that has been passed down through the same families for generations.

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