Murano had, until the end of the Venetian Republic, its proper “arengo” (council) and its decisions made laws in the island.
It used to have also a “gold book” where the native families can register to get privileges so special that a Venetian nobleman could marry the daughter of a Master Glazier without loosing his titles.
The art of Glassblowing made Murano famous all over the world. The Glass secrets were so dear to the heart of the Republic that Master Glaziers were allowed to leave the city only after receiving a special permit by the Council.
Tourists can learn the history of Murano and Glassblowing visiting the Museum of Glass. Among the most important pieces presented in the Museum there is the “Barovier Bowl” dating back to 1400 and th
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