Until Napoleon established a city cemetery on Isola di San Michele, Venetians had been buried in parish plots across town – not the most...
Museo del Vetro
Since 1861, Murano’s glass-making prowess has earned pride of place in Palazzo Giustinian (the seat of the Torcello bishopric from 1659...
There's nowhere better for a coffee on the way to or from Murano and the northern lagoon islands. Late in the day, you may be tempted to...
Caterina and Giovanna's old bakery has been transformed into a warm, modern space with nary a garish Murano trinket in sight. Sit down...
Fondamenta Vetrai 47 · interesting places nearby
Even if you don't have the cash to buy a Venini, pop into its gallery to see how it's done by the experts. Of the big houses – Seguso, Salviati, Barovier & Toso and C.A.M – Venini remains the most relevant, having embraced modernist trends since the 1930s.
Its enviable range is bolstered by collaborations with design greats such as Carlo Scarpa, Gae Aulenti, Emmanuel Babled and, most recently, Fabio Novembre, whose 'Happy Pills' hit the shelves in 2012.