Travel Blogs from Conegliano
... supplies? Do their kids go bonkers in the cereal Isle like ours do? Will I hear kids begging for Count Chocula in Italian? We had to find out what what life in the supermarket was like. Ive seen enough Churches and Byzantine art...and after a while it all looks the same. But what do people throw in their shopping baskets in Venice? I hope you Enjoy my ...
... to leave the Republic as Venice did not want it's secrets of glassblowing to spread to other areas.
The glass was beautiful and it would have been great to spend more time enjoying morning tea on the island but after walking around for a while jumping puddles and window watching we decided to head to hopefully drier land and visit the next island on our list - Burano, which was made famous for the fine ...
After a tour of Venice's back alleys and the help of a kind local, we managed to find our way to Fondamenta Nuove for the ferry ride to Burano; where the locals sat in the middle of the ferry reading the paper or gossiping and the tourists happily snapped pictures by the windows.
Burano itself is a lovely fishing village, also famous for its lace. The handmade lace put the prices up to 900 EUR for a shirt! The glass ...
Saturday all nine of us went to the island of Murano and the island of Burano in Venice, known for their hand-blown glass and handmade lace, respectively. These islands are kind of off the beaten track and were so glad to escape the crowds. Especially at St. Mark's Square!! In Murano, we watched a glass-making demonstration and I got to buy some! It was absolutely amazing and I've never seen anything like it. We were told that this kind of ...
... were forced to move to Murano due to the risk of fires. Murano's glassmakers held a monopoly on quality glassmaking for centuries, developing or refining many technologies including crystalline glass, enameled glass (smalto), glass with threads of ...
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