Murano Glass Sculptures: Gifts that Never Go Out of Style

The most beautiful glass in the world is made by artisans located on a tiny island 1.5 km north of Venice, with a population of no more than 5,000 people. From the 13th century onwards, these glass-makers were the creme de la creme of quality glass makers and enjoyed a high position in society as well. Today's artisans still employ the centuries old techniques of generations past, including creating special multicolored glass (millefiori) sculptures that will make anyone's house stand out. We picked four of our favorite animal-shaped Murano glass sculptures that will make the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates Italian, and more importantly, Venetian style.