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Murano Shopping

From: Murano, the Glass Island

Murano glass beads

ABOVE: Bags of glass beads at a shop on Murano.

Shopping for Murano glass

photoGlass is why most people come to Murano, and there's no shortage of retail outlets (including factory showrooms) on the island.

If you're a casual buyer, you won't need a shopping guide: Just look in display windows, browse in shops that look interesting, and buy whatever strikes your fancy.

If you're serious about Venetian and Murano glass, we'd strongly recommend buying one or more of the books reviewed on page 8 of this article:

Other tips:

Other types of shops

Unless you're shopping for glass, there isn't much reason to shop on Murano, with these few exceptions:

Many shops and showrooms close for lunch at 12:30 or 1 p.m. and don't reopen until anywhere from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Weekend hours vary: Tourist-oriented shops are likely to be open on Saturdays and Sundays, while showrooms and galleries that cater primarily to the trade may be open only from Monday to Friday.

Banks and money

Murano has several bank branches and cash machines where you can obtain euros with your ATM card.

Next page: Getting to Murano

In this article:
Murano - Introduction
Glass museums
Glass factories - public visits
Churches, other sights
Shopping on Murano
Getting to Murano
Murano hotels, restaurants
Tourist information, books
Murano glass repairs
More Murano pictures
Murano map, satellite photo

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Aerial Venice: Murano
Venice Islands Tour (by public transportation)

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