Fearing that fire may destroy the city, a decree forces Venetian glassmakers to move furnaces to Murano, an island of the lagoon of Venice. By doing so, the Serenissima could gain a closer control over the activities of the Masters, preserving at the same time an art that made Venice famous worldwide.
The laws obliged to stay in the island. Few managed to break out. Most kept refining secular techniques handed down from one generation to another until today, making Murano the most ancient art glass production site in the world.
Republic of Venice. Year 1291.
The end of history, the beginning of a legend.