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The Art of Mystical Venice
There are secret vineyards and pristine beaches just a short boat trip from the heart of Venice. And there is the island of Murano, where glassblowing started in the 8th century. Romans took from the Byzantine Empire, and by the 1200’s Venetian glassblowing was the city’s major industry. In the 15th century, they created clear glass, and became the world’s only producer of mirrors. Today, see the original furnace and bring home some exceptional glass from Venice.