Murano, Italy

Murano is an island that forms part of Venice as part of the Venice lagoon.
With a population of 5000,  it is famous for it’s long tradition of glass making.  Since the 13th century, Murano glass has been admired and appreciated for its unique beauty.  Due to world competition and imitation the number of professional glass makers on Murano has decreased from 6000 in 1990 to fewer than 1000 today.

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