- Part I: St. Mark’s Square & Basilica
- Part II: Venetian cuisine
- Part III: Murano glass-making
- Part IV: Burano, “The Island of Painted Houses”
- Part V: Carnival Weekend
The island of Murano in Veneto is also called “The Glass Island.” It is famous for its art of glass-making. Our group visited the main glass-making factory in Venice, where we saw a demonstration of the glass-making process and then were tantalized by a myriad of stunning glass products to purchase–jewelery, vases, dishes, figurines, lamps and more. We were already offered a discount, but I am proud to say that I managed to bargain my way to some even lower prices–my first true bargaining experience with an Italian shopkeeper 😀
Check back for Venice: Parts IV and V about 4) Burano (“The Island of Painted Houses”) and 5) the Carnevale.