Monday, November 30, 2015

Murano - Italy

Miguel got married this year and his honey moon was a cruise in the Adriatic Sea. One of the places he visited was Murano, a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon. It lies about 1.5 kilometres (0.9 miles) north of Venice and has a population of just over 5,000. It is famous for its glass making.

Copyright 2006 by Mazzega Art & Design s.r.l. - Venezia * Foto: archivio Mazzega Art & Design
The Church of Santa Maria e San Donato is known for its twelfth century Byzantine mosaic pavement and is said to contain the relics of Saint Donatus of Arezzo as well as large bones behind the altar said to be the bones of a dragon slain by the saint.
The church is one of the oldest in the Venetian lagoon. It was originally built in the 7th century and is known to have been rebuilt in the 9th century and in 1040 AD, although it is possible that there have been more rebuildings in later times. - in: wikipedia

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