Part 10: Murano, Italy | Europe, 2015

After two days in Venice, we were so tired! Good thing I had planned the next few nights in a quieter, but still very similar, setting: the island of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon. We took a water taxi there in the afternoon, lugging our backpacks in the hot sun across the city. Seriously, it was hot. It was a bit like torture, I have to say, being so close to water that you can't swim in! lol. The water taxi to Murano took about twenty minutes from Venice, and it passes a beautiful Greek Orthodox Cemetery 'island', Isola di San Michele, on the way. It's very quiet and beautiful, there:

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Compared to Venice, Murano felt teeny! It was a easy five minute walk to our budget hotel (which, happily, looked more like an apartment - so much so that we were, with our new tans, mistaken for locals out front of at one point). We explored a bit: Murano is famous for it's glass, so we tried to find a shop we could peek into to see some glass-blowing: which we got to see more of the next day, along with a ton of glass shops. After wandering around nearly the whole place, we grabbed some groceries and headed to the edge of the city on the sea wall, and settled in for a picnic dinner at sunset, looking back toward Venice:

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