Visit to the Murano Island to see a master glassblower at work

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Tour Number

Activity Level

262163


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Shopping

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Visit of the glass factory to see the production & the Glass museum


Meeting in Venice we will go by boat to the Murano island.

For centuries Murano masters have been at the cutting edge for advanced research and the design & experimentation with form in glass. This tour will take in the various techniques used and will look at the imposing new styles & fashions in interior decoration.

The glass industry of Venice started in C9th but was placed on Murano in the late C13th, partly to protect the city against fire but more so to guard its secrets from what we would now call industrial espionage.

We will visit the Glass Museum and a glass factory to see a short demonstration of a master glassblower at work.

Itinerary

We will meet in Venice and we will reach the Murano island.
(meeting point preferably Fondamente Nuove, Saint Mark square or Rail Way Station and whichever suits you best)

We will
visit the glass Museum to admire the different techniques used in the lagoon.
visit of a Glass factory to see a demonstration and see a master at work.
visit of some shops.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Fondamente NUOVE

or At the PORTA DELLA CARTA- in S. Mark squre.
The PORTA DELLA CARTA it is today the exit of the doge's palace next to the Basilica.

Ideally this tour starts from San Marco square. If your hotel is located close by the square I can meet you at your place. Always let me know where in Venice you'll stay to find out the most suitable itinerary.

End location: FONDAMENTE NUOVE

in Venice

Duration: 3 hours 30 min.

the tour will last 3.30h

Transportation

by boat

public boat or private water taxi

What’s Included

my service a licensed guide in venice for 3..30 hours

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 euro - for the admission tickets and public boat per person

What’s Extra

Possible ways to get to Murano by:
--public boat 7,5 euro for a one way ticket per person
--public boat 24 hours ticket 20 euro per person
--by taxi 130 euro per 1 hour for 6 pax

entrance ticket to the glass museum:
Full price €10
Reduced €7.5 Children aged 6 to 14; students from 15 to 25; accompanier (max. 2) of groups of children or students; senior citizens over 65

Restrictions

Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions at all.

A Recent Review of this tour

Minu took us to Murano which was a very nice experience to see glass blowing. The demonstration she arranged was rather short and not very sophisticated, but we did see the actual process. I wish it was a little more detailed for the money we spent on the tour.
Michael P.

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