Two decidedly different offerings from Venice.
Murano is not all about the glass factories and salesrooms. First, from the Chiesa di San Pietro on Murano: this is just one of the many startling wooden carvings you will find if you go into the sacristy of this church.
Then there is the Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato. It has the most wonderful mosaic floors, shown on this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXnI784TdLQ
I can’t promise that you will be able to see this next feature in person. She was part of a Russian tour group in Dorsoduro, and I really admired her sparkly stockings! There were little rhinestones all up the seams, and the butterflies also featured glitter.
So, there you go.There is something for everyone in Venice. 🙂