Murano was elected as a “floating” factory, where master glassmakers transformed the sand into glass using air and fire to create magnificent pieces. Since the process of creating glass was very complex and economically relevant, glassmakers were allowed to enjoy some immunities of the time, but they were not allowed to leave the Republic in order not to divulge the secrets of their art.
Burano The island of Burano is actually a small archipelago of 5 islands connected through bridges. In the 16th century the lace of Burano became the most famous in Europe and in 1872
Murano is currently famous for the sales of blown glass and for the Glass Museum, the Church of San Donato, and the furnaces where it is possible to see how blown glass is born.
Burano is famous for the handcrafted lace making, even today we can see the ladies sit at the doors of their colorful houses to weave the most impressive lace provided in unusual and beautiful ways.