Murano, Italy

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Murano is a short vaporetto ride from Venice.  Here you can visit glass blowing businesses, studios and galleries that have been in local families for many generations.  The art and talent of glass blowing is passed down from generation to generation.  There are many, many beautiful pieces of art created with glass here.  Absolutely beautiful, exquisite and fragile!  Be careful when you shop here.  There are a lot of cheap knockoffs from China.  A real Murano glass proprietor will explain to you how you can tell the difference between a genuine glass blowing business that belongs to the official guild and one that's selling the manufactured stuff.  Plan a visit Murano when visiting Venice.