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MURANO Island

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   MURANO is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, northern ITALY. It lies about 1.5 kilometres north of VENICE with a population of just over 5,000 (2004 figures). It is famous for its glass making.
   At first, the island prospered as a fishing port and through its production of salt. It was also a centre for trade through the port it controlled on Sant'Erasmo.
   In 1291, all the glassmakers in VENICE were forced to move to MURANO due to the risk of fires. In the following century, exports began, and the island became famous, initially for glass beads and mirrors. Aventurine glass was invented on the island, and for a while MURANO was the main producer of glass in EUROPE.
   The island later became known for chandeliers.
MURANO’s glassmakers held a monopoly on high-quality glassmaking for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including optically clear glass.
  Today, the artisans of MURANO still employ these centuries-old techniques, crafting everything from contemporary art glass and glass jewelry to MURANO glass chandeliers and wine stoppers.
   Some of the companies that own historical glass factories in MURANO are among the most important brands of glass in the world (i.s.).
 





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