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The work of the glassmaker is somehow complementary to that of the blacksmith. Although artistic glass processing in Umbria is a niche, it has left its valuable mark in the beautiful stained glass windows in many churches, first and foremost in the Cathedral of Orvieto. The city with the oldest tradition is Piegaro, in the Lake Trasimeno area, where you can visit the interesting Museum of Glass, which allows us to get to know the production cycle, from mixing to finished product. Inside the Museum, you can also admire noble works dating back to the 19th century, like everyday objects used by the rural population, such as the local  demijohns and flasks, which also required the input of other artisans for the straw bases, made with local straw from the lake. Among the curiosities related to the Museum, are the remains of the last work performed in the Workshop, which was based in the building. It looks like a huge emerald-green mound and is preserved in the underground passages.


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