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St Mark's dome in the distance  

St Mark's dome in the distance

The Island of Murano

September 20th 2010
Today we boarded a larger vaporetto and rode out to the Island of Murano where the famous glass factories and craftsmen are. We watched a glass blowing demonstration which resulted in a lovely vase with red swirling lines around it. There were several displays of glass product items to see. Then John and I walked into the small village of Murano (a fishing community). Of course there were many sh ... read more
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Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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