Friday, April 22, 2011

Angelina's Life in Venice - April 21, 2011

Thurs., April 21, 2011 FARO
If you journey to Murano you can't miss its striped lighthouse (faro). In the past centuries, the faro guided boats from the open sea into Venice. Today it stands proudly and is a favorite photo stop for tourists. Care to take a photo?
Everyone knows that Murano is famous guessed it, MURANO GLASS!! Back in 1292 a law was passed that limited glass production (and its dangerous furnaces) to the island of Murano. Today you can visit the factories and see glassblowing demos before you make a purchase...or not. There are a lot of choices!
Away from the stores and factories are some quiet neighborhoods filled with Venetian families like your own. I like to stroll around there. Want to join me?


  1. Oh, I love lighthouses. I didn't know there was one in Venice. Another nice sketch and commentary. Someone said Angelina would make a good tour guide, and I agree.

  2. Jerry saw this and wanted to know why I was putting a New England lighthouse in Venice. I swear he passed it many times on the vaporetto and never noticed it.