The Island of Murano
Italy paid for our private taxi to visit Murano Glass Factory!
Experience the magnificence of Venice from a private taxi.
Thank you Italy for this extra ride!
These stylish boats are often used to transport visitors from the airport to their hotel, and wow, they are a memorable way to see the city. You are quickly surrounded by spectacular views of the canals and the city's landmarks while having the feeling of gliding across the water in your own personal luxurious yacht. The experience of traveling by water taxi is truly one of a kind, and it's a great way to start your adventure in Venice.
Murano is a small island located in the Venetian Lagoon in Italy. It has a long and fascinating history.
In the 13th century, glassmakers from Venice were forced to move to Murano due to the risk of fires that their furnaces posed to the densely packed wooden buildings in Venice. This turned out to be a fortunate move for Murano, as it quickly became the center of the Venetian glass industry.
The glassmakers of Murano became famous for their exquisite glassware, which was sought after by royalty and wealthy patrons across Europe. They developed many new techniques, including cristallo, a clear and colorless glass that was prized for its purity and brilliance. Murano's glassmakers also played an important role in the scientific community. In the 16th century, they created lenses and mirrors that were used in early telescopes and microscopes.
They also produced glassware for use in laboratories and in the manufacture of scientific instruments.
In addition to their technical achievements, the glassmakers of Murano were also known for their artistic creations. They produced beautiful chandeliers, vases, and sculptures that were admired for their intricate designs and vivid colors.
Today, Murano is still home to many talented glassmakers who continue to produce exquisite works of art. Visitors to the island can watch demonstrations of glassblowing and visit the many shops that sell Murano glassware.
Murano continue to inspire and delight people from around the world.