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Murano, Italy

Quiet Island Is Home to Glassblowers and Its Own Canals

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Murano is just a short vaporetto (water taxi) ride from Venice, but this quiet island is a world away from often touristy Venice. Murano has its own Grand Canal, along with fascinating shops and sidewalk cafes. Murano also has a marvelous glass museum and several glass factories where you can watch these artists work in their own environment.

If Venice is too busy or overrun with tourists, buy a vaporetto line 41 or 42 ticket to Murano. It's worth the ride!

We purchased a 24-hour vaporetto ticket when in Venice on the Carnival Liberty. It allowed us to ride everywhere--including Murano--on the one ticket.

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