Murano, island, north of Venice, in Veneto region, northeastern Italy, with an area of 1,134 acres (459 hectares) in the Laguna Veneta (Venice Lagoon). It was founded between the 5th and the 7th century, and it experienced its major development after 1291, when glass furnaces were moved there from Venice. Murano has been a main producer of glass in Europe. The island later became known for chandeliers.
Exploring the cities of Italy by train was an extremely pleasantly surprising experience for me. There are two very good high speed train services – the Euro Italo and the Freece which is part of Trenitalia.