The Art of Glassblowing on Murano Island, Venice

4.3 / 5

51 reviews

The Art of Glassblowing on Murano Island, Venice

From US$ 8.16 per person

Discover the stunning art of glassblowing in an authentic glass factory in Murano, Venice. The glass factory is located in the ancient Santa Chiara church: a breathtaking location to experience glassblowing techniques that have been used for centuries.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 30 minutes
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Instructor
French, English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the magic art of glassblowing on Murano Island, Venice
  • Witness a glassblowing demonstration inside an ancient cathedral
  • See stunning glass work created by Venetian craftsman
Full description
In this 30-minute demonstration you will admire a master glassblower at work as they use traditional techniques to create marvelous glass items. You will get to see the master’s work with ancient furnaces that have made Venice’s Murano island famous around the world. The demonstration takes place in the ancient and beautiful Monastero di Santa Chiara. During this incredible experience you will learn the history of the Murano islands and the delicate art of glass blowing. Discover this unique slice of Venetian history. Murano’s glass blowers are some of the most important citizens of Venice, and throughout the ages they have refined their techniques, thanks to expanding trade routes between the Venetian Republic and the Middle and Far East.
Includes
  • Live commentary
  • Glassblowing demonstration
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must bring your own headphones
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts
    • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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    Meeting point

    Getting off on Colonna water bus stop, go right and follow the street until a bridge on yout right. Cross it and enter in Santa Chiara Glass Cathedral.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The furnace is a 2 minute walk from the waterbus stop "Colonna"
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 51 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
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    • Value for money
      4/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
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    The building is not a church as explained in the description of the situation. You come into a screening room, sit down and a man shows different things in glass blowing. I stayed a little longer (you can choose freely, was not checked). It is a kind of show that repeats itself again and again as soon as new viewers are there. The price is perfectly reasonable.

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    February 2, 2020

    The performance begins with an explanation of the history and technology of glass blowing in English. Then 3 different glass products are manufactured in many steps. If you want, you can also watch the show a second time. The rush was not large and advance booking via Gag would not have been necessary.

    September 4, 2019

    Nice to see

    The best place to see the glassblower 10 min demonstration considering another place that you can see glassblower is the factory itself but that is a very short demonstration 2min but you can then go to the store and you get with your ticket that you paid have at the entrance of the factory that by the way costs 3 euros 30 percent off

    August 8, 2019

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