Murano, Venetic Muran, is an archipelago northeast of the historic center of Venice. The island in the lagoon is known for its glass art, but also thrives on tourism and - to a much lesser extent - from fishing. Its roots date back to late antiquity. In the 5th and 6th century, the population grew by refugees from Altinum who sought protection from the Huns and Lombards. End of the 13th century, glass production was concentrated here, which was conceived at the end of the Venetian Republic in decline. Only in the course of the 19th century there was a revival, which was supported by the municipality. Murano features only since 1924 for the city of Venice.