An Idyllic Evening in Venice’s Murano

Photo by Ishita Sood Venice

It was a warm balmy evening when I visited Murano, the Venetian island famous for its glass making tradition.

Photo by Ishita Sood

I reached Murano using the vaporetto Line 42 in about 20 minutes from Saint Mark’s Square. The tiny island was almost deserted and several locals kindly ushered me into one of the island’s glassmaking factories.

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I was curious; and happened to wander into a free glassmaking demonstration that turned out to be a fascinating experience.

The factory was attached to a shop selling Murano glass, beads and several unique and exquisite showpieces. I remember reading in my guidebook that there was once a time when Murano was the only place in Europe where mirrors were made.

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After about half an hour of glassmaking immersion, I decided to learn more about the island by taking a little relaxation break sitting alongside one of the many bridges.

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I didn’t want to simply run off a checklist during my Murano visit; instead, I decided to experience the island in my own style and at my own pace. So I headed for one of the local parks and sat there with some very cute little Italian kids. It was just so peaceful to observe them chatting and playing.

Photo by Ishita Sood

And it did not take long for me to fall in love with that tiny island. If given the chance, I would happily return to feel its serene vibe once more…

–Ishita Sood
Ishita is an Indian blogger who first visited Italy for a couple of weeks and fell head over heels in love. Since then, she has been researching the country and sharing her Italian discoveries and dreams on her blog, Italophilia –  Stories of My Italian Journey & More..!

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