HISTORY OF THE ART OF
A decree by the Council of the Serenissima Republic of Venice
on the 8th of November 1921 arranged that the glass furnaces should
be in Murano island.
Murano had all the ideal characteristics for the development of
the glass handicraft: it protected the urban centre of Venice
from fires and noxious fumes and at the same time it was close
to the commercial centre and port of Venice.
From the 13th century Murano glass art has been divided between
the common production and the artistic production. In fact the
blown glasses include a very large production: from bottles to
precious vases, from the mirrors to the windows.