Murano walking tour and visit to a glass blowing factory with demonstration
Murano and its laid-back atmosphere still preserve the most authentic traditions of Venice and local craftsmen have been renowned for the art of blowing glass since the Middle Ages.
Less then 5000 people live on this island, located north-east of Venice and comfortably reachable from Venice by public transportation. Murano is home to a great number of factories making all kinds and styles of glass objects.
Experiencing Murano with a local is definitely a perfect half-day tour, away from Venice and the main tourist routes.
IMPORTANT: on demand the tour can be customized and include the glass museum in Murano, or a BEADS WORKSHOP, where you can create your own object (necklace, bracelet. . . ). Please contact me for a quotation.
Why is this tour recommended?
We will walk all around the island getting an overview of Venice lagoon, admiring beautiful churches and traditional boats.
You can stop and watch glassmakers at work, learn the basics of glass blowing while browsing massive collection of glass artworks
After meeting we will board a public water bus (vaporetto) and reach Murano.
We will visit a glass blowing factory.
Moreover we will walk all around the island getting an overview of Venice lagoon, admiring beautiful churches and traditional boats.
Back to Venice by public water bus (vaporetto).
On demand I'll customize the tour, for example including the visit to the glass museum in Murano: please feel free to contact me for a detailed offer.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: please contact me to choose the meeting point. I can meet you at the train station, in the lobby of your hotel in Venice, at the cruise terminal and outside your apartment.
End location: Cannaregio district. I will help you in finding your way back to the hotel or give you some tips for getting the maximum experience from your stay in Venice.
Duration: 3 hours
Public water bus (Vaporetto) and walking
My services and assistance as your personal tour guide.
A visit to a glass factory.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 euro - In case you want to purchase items of personal nature such as souvenirs
Any personal purchases.
Public water bus ticket (vaporetto,15 euros for the round ticket)
I'm not a driver but I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a car and driver if you want to visit the mainland.
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Excellent, excellent, excellent!!! Giovanna went above and beyond my expectations. Hard for us to let her return home at the end of the tour. We just wanted her to keep her wonderful sense of humor and entertaining stories close the entire trip. Thanks Giovanna.