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Murano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon famous for its glass making.

Glass making has been present since 1292 when Venetian glass makers were forced out of the city because their kilns caused too many fires.

The Museo Vetrario (Glass Museum) houses a splendid collection that includes pieces from Roman times. Farther down the street stands the exceptional 12th-century Basilica di Santa Maria e San Donato, which contains the bones of the dragon slain by Saint Donatus.