Murano Glass

Head to the island of Murano to buy exquisite blown glass directly from the local glass workshops, visit the wonderful glass museum and assist to a glass-blowing demonstration.
Glassblowers came to be located on Murano in the Middle Ages to minimize fire risk in Venice because of the great number of glass-firing ovens and to hide their glassmaking techniques from the rest of Europe by ensuring the trade secrets remained on the little island.