Glass as Art: Visiting the Island of Murano

sidewalk in murano italyThis week’s #FriFotos theme is “glass”—and what better way to celebrate that than with a photo essay from Murano, Italy? We visited this island in the Venetian lagoon, world-renowned for its glass-making studios, on a chilly day in January. But that didn’t stop us from enjoying a long walk and plenty of window shopping (and some actual shopping, too).

You can easily get to Murano by vaporetto from the S. Zaccaria (St. Mark’s Square) or Fondamente Nove stops.

Windows in a Murano building

Windows in a Murano building

murano italy canal

One of many canals in Murano

A Dale Chihuly art sculpture in Murano

A Dale Chihuly art glass sculpture in Murano

altar in Murano Italy

An altar on Murano

Fun blown glass cats in a Murano shop

Fun blown glass cats in a Murano shop

Shopping for art glass on Murano

Shopping for art glass on Murano

Glass "flowers" on a Murano balcony

Glass “flowers” on a Murano balcony

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5 thoughts on “Glass as Art: Visiting the Island of Murano

  1. Wonderful photography, bright and I appreciate that you add the comment for each image giving a little more detail. I have never been to Venice and lots of other places also so your blog and your impressions are just soaked up by me. Keep them coming!

  2. I visited the Murano factory in October and again in July and loved it. Its quaint and colourful at the same time. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures and keep travelling.

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