Lining the streets of Venice (especially between Rialto and San Marco) are tons of little trinket shops.  Many of these shops carry at least one of two typical Venetian goods that have become a staple in tourism in the city.  The first is the Venetian Mask.  These masks were originally made to be worn during the Carnevale, but are now primarily used to hang on walls, and as souvenirs.  The other typically Venetian good being sold in these shops is Murano glass, a type of glass originally made on the island of Murano off the Venetian coast.  In some shops, you can actually watch professionals work away at intricate glass blowing projects.  Pictures are generally prohibited, but I got lucky.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venetian_mask

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murano_glass

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