Often imitated, never duplicated: The art of Murano glass. It amazes one over and over again what can be made of glass. Have a look by yourself:
The glassblowing tradition of Murano goes back to the year 1000 BC. Specifically, the Benedictine Fiolario, so states an old document, produced glass vial for household use.
About 100 years later later - Venetians are enterprising - almost an industry had grown, which had reached such proportions that it was placed at the island Amurianum (laterly Murano) because of fires and pollution.
And so the foundation was laid for the unique art of Venetian glass blowing, a kind of a jewel in the crown of the Serenissima.