The small island of Murano, off Venice, has been producing glass for over 600 years. The glass-blowing tradition was moved from Venice to Murano in the 13th century because most of the buildings in Venice were made of wood, and rulers were worried that having glass blowers around would cause the buildings to catch fire.
Murano has become famous for, among other designs, the colourful millefiori design, seen in the photo.
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