The alternative glass experience

The alternative glass experience

THE ALTERNATIVE GLASS EXPERIENCE

GENERAL INFORMATION

Price: Starting from € XX per person
Small groups: min 2, max 8 persons
Duration: min. 3 hrs  / max. 6 hrs (tour Venezia-Murano + glass lampwork workshop)

 

All our tours are private and adaptable to your needs/preferences on request.

For example, you can add a 2 or 3-hr boat tour

Glassmaking in Venice is very ancient, dating back to the 13th century. In the beginning the artisans were located in the city, but in 1291 the glass furnaces moved across the lagoon to the island of Murano, where they have remained, to remove the risk of fire from the city. The glassworkers of Murano were forbidden to leave Venice or to teach their secrets to outsiders, under dreadful penalties. This tour will make you discover the art of glass-making and will offer you the opportunity to experience this art by making your own glass beads under the guidance of a master artisan.

What’s in this Tour

  • We will make you discover the real “Made in Venice” art of glass-making, by visiting Murano and its renewed Glass Museum and by a private visit (optional) to the prestigious ‘Nason e Moretti’ factory (glass blowing within the authentic production chain and atelier visit).
  • Then we will go back to Venice where you can attend  a 2-hour workshop along with the best artisans in the city. They will teach you the secrets of the Venetian beads, one of the oldest and legendary tradition, helping you to develop your own unique reminder of your visit to Venice.

Tour Details

When: any time, all tours are on request, depending to the availability of our guides.

Meeting time: to be agreed

Meeting point: to be agreed