The actual method of glassmaking is extremely complex and detailed; not exactly how it is seen in the demonstrations in Murano! The glass is made of silica which melts into a liquid form under higher temperatures and as it cools, it goes soft enough in order to be shaped by the skilled artist.
The most famous landmark of Murano is the the Basilica dei St Maria e Donato, which originally was built in the 7th century
It was, however, reconstructed in the 12th century after St Donatus’ remains were moved to the church along with bones said to be from a dragon he slayed, which now hang inside the church on the altar.
You can order an authentic Venetian dish at the local restaurants in Murano.
Sarde in Saor is an antipasto (appetizer) dish composed of sweet and sour marinated sardines with onions, crunchy pinoli (pine nuts) and succulent raisins.