ROME — Venice hailed Thursday a UN decision to put the art of glass beads on its Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage, and expressed hope it would help artisans hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
The delicate and intricate beads are a specialty of the island of Murano, in the Italian city’s lagoon, where skilled workers have been making glass for centuries.
“It is a source of great pride to be able to see such a prestigious and significant recognition for one of the excellences of our tradition,” said Luigi Brugnaro, mayor of Venice, itself is a UN world heritage site.
Luca Zaia, president of the Veneto region, said it was “excellent news, which comes at a particularly diff…
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