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Some time ago it was known as Amurianum or Amuriana, whose shape is reminiscent of Venice with its 7 islands (originally 9), the main canal flowing through the middle and the canals connected by bridges.

The center of the Venetian glass industry, famous throughout the world and recently protected by the ‘Vetro Artistico® Murano’ mark of origin. It only became the site of this productive activity in ‘recent’ times, when furnaces were transported from the center of Venice to the island following an edict issued by the Maggior Consiglio in 1292, that aimed to reduce the risk of fire in the historic center. If we also consider the need to protect industrial secrets and economic strength, it is likely that another reason for removing the productive forces of the city was to place them as far from prying eyes as possible, even though there is still no documentation to support this theory today. 

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