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MURANO – THE GLASS ISLAND OF ITALY

Situated in the northern part of Italy, Murano is an array of islands of varied shapes and sizes in the Venetian Lagoon. The islands lie more or less 1.5 kilometers north of the city of Venice and are interconnected with each other by centuries-old bridges. The entire region is world renowned for manufacturing high quality glass, especially blown glass. In fact, glass manufacturing is the most important industry of the region, other than the tourism industry.

The reputation of the region as manufacturers of glass dates back to centuries, and indeed the region is home to some of the best glass manufacturers in the world. In fact, such is the reputation of these glass manufacturers, they are considered as the most prominent citizens of the city today.

Other notable industries that make this place so famous in the tourism map of the world are jewelry, tableware and sculptures. Today, the islands are a significant tourist destination of Italy, and each and every tourist who visit Venice, turn towards Murano to get the glimpse of these astounding islands, and the world renowned glass making, if not anything else. Being so close to Venice, the vaporetto or the public water bus and the private water taxi are the only two options of getting to Murano. In fact, it takes merely 15 to 20 minutes in water bus or water taxi from Venice.

One of the most significant attractions of the place is the Museo del Vetro, or the Glass Museum. Theo the other attractions include the Modern and the Contemporary Museum that houses contemporary modern glass artifacts and artworks, Donato and the St. Mary’s Church, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mother. The star attraction of this church is a spectacular 12th Century mosaic pavement.

Other than the glass factories and the glass artifact and artwork manufacturing units, other places of tourist attractions in Murano include the San Pietro Martire, the 14th Century Church that was renovated in the year 1511, Rio dei Vetai, which is a small but an important canal that connects with the Grand Canal Of Murano, Palazzo Da Mula, Natale Di Vetro, which is a famous glass sculpture that is also famous as Christmas in Glass.

One of the most important areas of Murano is the Faro area, which is the main stoppage of the vaporetto. The area is home to the widest street in Murano, the Viale Garibaldi. The area also houses a very tall and lanky lighthouse, which is also a notable landmark of Murano.

Coming back to the bridges that connect the islands with each other, one of the most significant of them is the Ponte Vivarini Bridge, which is the only of its kind over the Murano Grand Canal. Other three smaller bridges include the ones across Rip dei Vetrai. The specialty of this bridge is that it has provisions for the physically impaired people to maneuver their wheel chairs through a motor-driven platform from one end to the other.

In short, Murano, which is a collection of these tiny islands, comes up with some fascinating display of tradition, culture, history, and art, like the other parts of Italy and thus, is one of the most sought-after tourist attractions of the world.

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN MURANO

LAST PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN MURANO AND SURROUNDINGS

APARTMENT
HABITABLE
2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 85m2
Venezia | Veneto region
Distance: 4km
APARTMENT
HABITABLE
3 bedrooms | 1 baths | 100m2
Venezia | Veneto region
Distance: 8km
HISTORIC PROPERTY
RESTORED
5 bedrooms | 6 baths | 456m2
Verona | Veneto region
Distance: 105km
APARTMENT
RESTORED
1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 60m2
San Vito di Cadore | Veneto region
Distance: 112km
APARTMENT
HABITABLE
5 bedrooms | 1 baths | 140m2
Mantova | Lombardy region
Distance: 127km
HISTORIC PROPERTY
NEEDS RESTORATION
1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1200m2
Madice | Trentino region
Distance: 134km
VILLA
NEEDS RESTORATION
10 bedrooms | 2 baths | 400m2
Monte San Pietro | Emilia Romagna region
Distance: 149km
BUILDING AREA
HABITABLE
1 bedrooms | 1 baths
Loiano | Emilia Romagna region
Distance: 155km
COUNTRY HOUSE
HABITABLE
1 bedrooms | 1 baths
Cesena | Emilia Romagna region
Distance: 155km
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RESTORED
2 bedrooms | 1 baths | 70m2
Vicchio (Florence) | Tuscany region
Distance: 178km
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RESTORED
4 bedrooms | 2 baths | 135m2
Cremona | Lombardy region
Distance: 186km
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RESTORED
15 bedrooms | 1 baths | 700m2
Valbondione | Lombardy region
Distance: 193km

PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN VENETO

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430,000 €
Apartment with garden in Venice overlooking San Marco Cathedral

Luminous first floor apartment for sale in a four floors building, 60s style . The property is located in Lido…

APARTMENT | HABITABLE
3 bedrooms | 1 baths | 100m2
Venezia | Veneto region
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Apartment with balconies near Cortina d'Ampezzo in the heart of Dolomiti Alps

The apartment is very panoramic with views of the mountains and woods, located in the most prestigious area of the…

APARTMENT | RESTORED
1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 60m2
San Vito di Cadore | Veneto region