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Glassblowing Showroom & Foundry Tour - Small group

By Venice Tours
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Highlights

  • Visit to an authentic showroom near St. Mark’s Square

  • Brief introduction to different glass products

  • History & traditions of an ancient art

  • Live demonstration by a master glassblower

  • Small glass souvenir to take home

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of a glass factory showroom

  • What's included

    Small glass souvenir

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

  • What's included

    Multilingual assistance at the meeting point departure for a skip the line service

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • Children 11 and younger are complimentary.

  • The tour could be multilingual

  • Check-in is 5 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)

  • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party

What you can expect

Discover the Venetian art of glassblowing and go behind the scenes to learn the secrets and traditions employed by expert Murano glassblowers. Watch as they create artisan-crafted pieces, ranging from small trinkets to huge chandeliers and lamps.

Visit a real glassware showroom near St. Mark’s Square and hear the story of this ancient art that dates back to the Roman Empire. The story takes you back to the 13th century, when the Republic of Venice decided to move all glassmaking furnaces to the nearby island of Murano to protect the city's mainly wooden structures from fires. The craftsmen improved their techniques and began trading with the East, building an important cultural interchange and making Venice famous around the world.

See a master glassblower at work creating some inimitable designs. At the end of the tour, you're given a small glass souvenir to commemorate the experience.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Individually wrapped food options available

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Location

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Activity Location

  • VETRERIA GALLERIA SAN MARCO
  • Calle del Cappello Nero, San Marco 181/A
  • Venice

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Close to the well of Bacino Orseolo, In front of the Testoilini Bottega dell'Arte- San Marco 1758.  - Our assistant will wait for you with the sign GLASSBLOWING TOUR.
  • 1758 San Marco
  • Venezia Veneto 30124
  • 2.5 average out of 5 rating of 15 reviews

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