Murano – Venice

The island of Murano: not just Murano glass, but much more

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The Art of Glass Beads is now Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The Art of Glass Beads Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage   17th December 2020: a major event in Venice History! The Art of Glass Beads became officially  enlisted as Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage.   [video width="640" height="360" mp4="https://www.monicacesarato.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Unesco.mp4"] Official Video by Unesco This is an amazing achievement not only for the Art of Glass Beads from Venice, but for the art and the ...

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10 + 1 Artisan made Christmas gift ideas from Venice


Monday, November 2, 2020

By the time you read this, Italy will be probably in or about to go into its second lockdown. It looks like it will be an incredibly tough winter for everyone, both on the economical and health side of things. So many of you love Venice so much, but this year has been especially hard for all ...

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Le Stanze del Vetro’s new project: Venice & American Studio Glass


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Le Stanze del Vetro's new project: Venice & American Studio Glass     Venice and American Studio Glass Curated by Tina Oldknow and William Warmus 6 September 2020 — 10 January 2021   At the Stanze del Vetro, the story of how Murano influenced America, and vice versa       The eighteenth exhibition of the Le Stanze del Vetro project on the Island of San ...

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Meeting a Bead maker in Venice


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Meeting a “Perlera” Bead maker in Venice     Bead maker in Venice: in Venice, artisan craftsmanship has always been a central axis of its trading markets; so much so that the toponomy of some alleys (calle) and squares (campo) derives from ancient crafts - just think of Calle dei Botèri, Saonéri, Tentor, Dei Fabri and how many confraternities ...

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Murano’s broken glass


Monday, March 16, 2020

  #iorestoacasa I am staying at home – this is the slogan going around Italy at the moment, hand in hand with the virus. It was supposed to mean: I stay at home, to avoid spreading the disease. But it has also started to take on a new meaning: I am staying home cause I do not have a ...

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A Perfect Day in Murano – Slow Venice


Friday, September 6, 2019

Visiting Murano   The other day my friend Venice-Addicted Stephen Killick (see his post on his love for Venice), seeing my exploit at trying to make a Venetian Glass bead in Murano with Alessia Fuga, admitted he had never visited Murano, being put off by the hustlers in San Marco, who try to get you on one ...

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