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Venice Islands

Murano, The Glass Maker

Glass flowers in Murano

Murano Glass, Venice

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"The craftsmen modeled the harmonious goblets, everyone obeying in operating to a rhythm its just generated from the quality of the matter and the custom of the movements apt to dominate it."

Gabriele D'Annunzio, Il fuoco

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Burano, the tradition of needle-lace

"The island of light, the harmoniously quiet island, forgotten from the land, voted to the religion of the sea".
Michel Desforgues

Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon and it's famous for the production of handmade needle–lace. To trace the origin of lace production in Venice we have to go back to the year of 1500. Lace manufacturing is essentially based on geometrical drawings like flowers and animals.


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Torcello

Torcello

Torcello, an Island of Venice

 

Torcello is a very romantic and fascinating island in the lagoon. Unlike Burano and Murano, Torcello is uninhabitated. It's  reached from Venice by taking the water bus (line N).
Archaeological remains of the past are still present in a remarkable state of preservation.

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Chioggia the second little Venice

Chioggia is an island in the south of the Lagoon. It's one of the major fishing ports. It's about 25 km from the Venetian coast. Over the centuries, the small island has been subject to several historic events:

  • in the IX° century, it was destroyed by the king Popping of Itlay.
  • in the middle ages, it was abandoned in 1370 but later rebuilt and named Sottomarina.
  • in the XIV° and XV° century it was the centre of the wars and competition between the Serenissima and the Republic of Genoa. It was conquered by Genoa (1378) and a couple of years later by Venice (1380).

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Lido di Venezia

The Lido di Venezia (Lido Inlet) is the main land barrier between the Venice Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea. It's the only island where cars and motorcycles are allowed.

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