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Murano Glass Factory Tour & Hands-On Workshop

By Vetreria Artistica Colleoni snc
Free cancellation available
2h+
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Multiple languages

Highlights

  • Insight into traditions of Murano, Venice's Glass Island

  • Fascinating glass-making demonstration by a glass master

  • Time to make beads, mosaics or jewelry in hands-on workshop

  • Demonstration of time-honored glassblowing techniques

  • Picturesque ride across the Venetian lagoon on a vaporetto

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided glass factory tour on Murano

  • What's included

    Hands-on glass-making workshop

  • What's included

    20% discount on purchase in the shop of the glass factory

  • What's excluded

    Transportation to and from Murano

Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

The celebrated home of Venetian glass-making since the 13th century, Murano is a draw for art-lovers and history buffs alike. Head to this island in the lagoon with an expert guide for an up-close look at time-honored glass-making techniques and the chance to craft your own sparkling treasure.

Meet up with your guide in the center of Venice and make your way together to the vaporetto stop, where you board one of these zippy boats to skim across the waters of the Venetian lagoon to Murano, Venice's famous Glass Island. Listen as your guide points out landmarks and historic sites along the way, and then disembark for a short walk to the glass factory.

Head into the glass-making room for a fascinating demonstration, watching various glassblowing and glass-sculpting techniques up close as your guide offers detailed commentary on the science and art behind what you're seeing. Walk through the factory to get a behind-the-scenes look at artists at work, and then head into the showroom and museum to check out spectacular finished pieces.

Next, grab a seat in the workshop for a hands-on class that teaches you to create your own works of glass art. Craft a necklace out of shimmering, colorful beads, or make a delicate mosaic out of fine glass pieces in rainbow hues. Take your masterpiece with you as the perfect souvenir before you hop back on the vaporetto for the return ride into Venice.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Murano

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Farmacia Morelli Campo San Bartolomio
  • Venezia
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