During the pre-Roman era Venice represented one of the most developed cities in the upper Adriatic area and thanks to its strategic geographical position it was favoured in trade and consequently in the discovery of new materials such as coloured Murano glass.
The Venetian glassmakers distinguished themselves for their eccentric and at the same time elegant taste, but above all for their ability to combine clearly opposite colours in the most varied forms thanks to their excellent manual skill.
Initially, the first who tried their hand at working this new material according to ancient documents were the Murano glassmakers:
The fame of Murano exploded especially in 1291 when in Venice there was an order to move all the glassworks in this area in order to avoid fires: in fact these buildings were mainly made of wood.
Venice and Murano, unlike other countries where glassworks were located in places where raw materials were produced, imported materials, including wood.
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