Ferries or traghetti for crossing the canals were also established as early as the 13th century; we find record of ferries at San Gregorio, San Felice, San Toma, San Samuele, and so on, and also of longer ferries to the outlying islands like Murano and Chioggia, or to the mainland at Mestre and Fusina.
The original part of the magnificent mosaic pavement probably dates from the middle of the 12th century, if we may judge from the pavement at Murano, exactly similar in style, material and workmanship, which bears the date 1140.
The glass manufactory of Murano (q.v.), a small island about 12 m.
These twelve townships were Grado, Bibione, Caorle, Jesolo, Heraclea, Torcello, Murano, Rialto, Malamocco, Poveglia, Chioggia and Sottomarina.
The Venetian furnaces in the island of Murano are small low structures heated with wood.
Their craftsmanship is proved by the large cinerary urns, by the jugs with wide, deeply ribbed, scientifically fixed handles, and by vessels and vases as elegant in form and light in weight as any that have been since produced at Murano.
In the latter part of this century the glass-houses were almost entirely transferred to Murano.
Besides the making of vessels of all kinds the factories of Murano had for a long period almost an entire monopoly of two other branches of the art - the making of mirrors and of beads.
During the 16th and 17th centuries Venice exported a prodigious quantity of mirrors, but France and England gradually acquired knowledge and skill in the art, and in 1772 only one glass-house at Murano continued to make mirrors.
The efforts made in France, Germany and England, in the 17th and 18th centuries, to improve the manufacture of glass in those countries had a very injurious effect on the industry of Murano.
The fall of the republic was accompanied by interruption of trade and decay of manufacture, and in the last years of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century the glass-making of Murano was at a very low ebb.
In 1642 Jean Savonetti " gentilhomme Verrier de Murano " obtained a patent for making glass in Brussels.
They had left Murano owing to slackness of trade, but had been recalled, and appealed to the Council of Ten in Venice to be allowed to complete their contract in London.
In 1574 Jacob Verzellini, a fugitive Venetian, residing in Antwerp, obtained a patent for making drinking-glasses in London " such as are made in Murano."
Evelyn notes in his Diary a visit in 1673 to the Italian glass-house at Greenwich, " where glass was blown of finer metal than that of Murano," and a visit in 1677 to the duke of Buckingham's glass-works, where they made huge " vases of mettal as cleare, ponderous and thick as chrystal; also looking-glasses far larger and better than any that came from Venice."
was carried off from Rome in 1809, Cappellari withdrew to Murano, near Venice, and in 1814, with some other members of his order, he removed to Padua; but soon after the restoration of the pope he was recalled to Rome, where he received successive appointments as vicar-general of the Camaldoli, councillor of the Inquisition, prefect of the Propaganda, and Pxaminer of bishops.
MURANO (anc. Ammariuno), an island in the Venetian lagoon about i m.
Murano has from ancient times been celebrated for its glass manufactories.
With the decay of Venice the importance of the Murano glass-works declined; but A.
Salviati (1816-1890) rediscovered many of the old processes, and eight firms are engaged in the trade, the most renowed being the Venezia Murano Company and Salviati.
The island of Murano was first peopled by the inhabitants of Altino.
incorporated Murano in Venice and attached it to the Sestiere of S.
Murano, however, retained its original constitution of a greater and a lesser council for the transaction of municipal business, and also the right to coin gold and silver as well as its judicial powers.
See Venezia e le sue Lagune; Paoletti, Il Fiore di Venezia; Bussolin, Guida alle fabbriche vetrarie di Murano; Romanin, Storia documentata di Venezia, i.
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motorboat service run between the airport docks and Venice, Murano and Lido.
The Spanish glass-makers were very successful in imitating the Venetian style, and many specimens supposed to have originated from Murano are really Spanish.
Accessories in Tuscany interior design typically include ceramics, hand-painted plates, and Murano glass art.
Millefiore is a style of Venetian glass making that was developed in Murano, the early glass capital of the world.
Millacreli offers a large selection of jewelry created out of Millefiori and Murano Italian glass.
The Italian glass Millefiori combines layers of colored Murano glass to create floral patterns.
Alan K. went to Venice, Italy and learned about Murano glass-making at a factory that has made Murano glass for over a century.
He started designing Murano glass jewelry in 1997, which led to the lines Millacreli, Designo and Stingray.
We're featuring beautiful, colorful murano glass embellishments.
Murano and Blenko are two popular companies that manufactured artistic glass items during the sixties and beyond.
Murano is primarily dedicated to its glassblowing industry, as it has been for several centuries (the glass furnaces were installed on this island in 1291).
While on this island, visit the Museo Vetrario di Murano(a glass museum) to view a variety of Murano glass (past and present) and to learn about some of the glass-making techniques.
Other points of interest on Murano include two churches: San Pietro Martire (which contains two superb Bellini altar-pieces) and Santa Maria e Donato (with its famous mosaic floor).
The exquisite glass beadwork out of Venice, Italy makes a debut in Murano Cuff Watches.
If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind, unusual timepiece, try one of the these Murano watches.
Murano cuff watches are comfortable, fit many different size wrists, are often adjustable and are versatile enough to wear with casual or more formal clothing.
Murano is a suburb of Venice, but you can only get there by boat!
In Murano, the art of glassblowing is taken to a new level.
If not, one of these Murano cuff watches can bring a little bit of Italy to you.
A good example of a cuff bracelet is a Murano cuff watch.
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