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Murano: The Island Full of Glass

A short vaporetto (water bus) ride away from Venice proper lies the grittier, industrial, bridge-linked islands that make up Murano, world-famous for its hand-blown glass. Murano became the glassmaking capital when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction of the city’s mostly wooden buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291. Centuries […]

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The Rialto

The medieval Rialto market, which is more than 900 years old and is considered by many to be the best in the world, is located in the heart of the city, in the San Polo district near the Rialto Bridge at the narrowest point of the Grand Canal. No visit is complete without spending some […]