Subject: Murano glass in Italy

Murano glass wares are available throughout Italy in many gift shops, but you have to be advised that: a)the real handmade Murano glass is very expensive, even small objects are highly priced so, if it's cheap it's probably an imitation or an import from Asia (I have nothing against imitations, but you have to know if it's real or not, especially if you buy it in Venice) b)the most original creations can be fonund in Venice only or at selected upscale shops in big towns. c)the complicated glass ornaments are often fragile, so drop-proof packing is a must. Bye

Paolo Trieste, Italy