ADD TO LISTMurano is a modestly visited destination located in Italy. People who travel to Murano typically go to see the Murano Glass Blowing and enjoy its shopping and churches, which can be worth a visit. Find out more about what you can see and do in this Murano travel guide.
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You can get on the canal "bus" or get a free "taxi" ride if you tour a factory. DO NOT PAY TO SEE A TOUR! Murano is disappointing. We were looking forward to glass factories with unique glass art made in Murano. Unfortunately, all of the shops were flooded with glass art "Made in China." Even some with the artist signatures could be found in other shops that said "Made in China." Just beware of what and where you buy your goods. Look around a lot and then go back to your choice. The works sold out of the glass factories were very, very expensive, i.e. a set of wine glasses cost over $200. (I found some Murano vases at TJ Maxx for under $30!). Just be aware anywhere in Italy. NOTE: Eat in Venice, not in Murano!
To get to Murano (One of the many Islands off of Venice) you will need to take a water taxi or traghetto. It is about a 30min boat ride.
Murano is famour for the venetian glass beads and glass blowers. Try to go to one of the glsblower workshops, you will have a free demonstation and tour of their workshop.
This is a quite little island and is a must if you want to get away from the crazy tourist throngs on the main island.
Try not to eat on one of the restaurants or "Bar's" as they are quite expensive, rather find a small local shop and buy some pannini (Sandwedges) and some acqua (Water)
Like Burano, go for the glass, and the gelato, here... if ever you get bored of
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