Murano

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Murano, famed for its glass factories, is one of 118 islands in the lagoon of Venice. Mastering the craft of making perfect Venetian glass takes ten years. Glass-makers were prohibited to leave Venice and they were executed if they seemed inclined to expose the secrets of the industry. Murano is home to 4,000 inhabitants and it had 30,000 inhabitants in its heyday.

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