The actual method of glassmaking is extremely complex and detailed; not exactly how it is seen in the demonstrations in Murano! The glass is made of silica which melts into a liquid form under higher temperatures and as it cools, it goes soft enough in order to be shaped by the skilled artist.
There are two very important historic churches on the island of Murano in Venice. Basilica di Santi Maria e Donate, the older of the two, was built in the 9th century, however rebuilt in the 12th century when Saint Donate’s remains were transferred to the church.
It is famous for its beautiful mosaics and its attractive decorations and interior design.
You can order an authentic Venetian dish at the local restaurants in Murano.
Sarde in Saor is an antipasto (appetizer) dish composed of sweet and sour marinated sardines with onions, crunchy pinoli (pine nuts) and succulent raisins.