The stunning creations of Murano’s glassmakers are renowned “across the world,” says Laura Morelli at Italy magazine. The first stop on a trip to Murano “in order to make sense of it all” should be the “wonderful” glass museum. “There you will have a chance to train your eye,” writes Morelli. Another good place to get to grips with Murano’s august history is Le Stanze del Vetro on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. This former Napoleonic warehouse now has “nine galleries designed to display rotating exhibits of the best Venetian glass of the last one hundred year,” writes Andrew Sessa at Architectural Digest.
Shopping on Murano is a bit of an art, says Morelli, before offering some tips on how to go about finding the best Murano has to offer. First, look out for the Murano glass trademark. And, as OG Venice points out, “be willing to ‘go inside’ to get it,” meaning, “you’ve got to explore the small side streets of Venice to find the best, most authentic things that Venice has to offer. It’s true for restaurants, it’s true for bars, and it’s true for shopping for authentic Murano glass.”
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