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.
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)
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
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
the tour will last 3.30h
public boat or private water taxi
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 euro - for the admission tickets and public boat per person
Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions at all.
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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.