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Italy's glassmakers shattered by recession

Island of Murano, renowned for fine quality skills, hit hard by economic woes and sale of fake glassware in market.
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2013 07:23

For centuries, glassmakers on the Italian island of Murano near Venice have been renowned for their fine skills.

The recent global recession, however, has hit their trade hard.

According to a local businessman, almost half of the glasswork on sale on the island is now a fake, but they are trying hard to protect this fragile business.

Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Murano.

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