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Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop

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Watch a glass blowing demonstration on the island of Murano on a 2-hour tour in Venice. Sail across the lagoon to Murano, and visit one of the island’s famous glass factories. Create your own piece at a mosaic or glass beads jewelry workshop.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Watch a glass blowing demonstration on the Venetian island of Murano
  • Create your own glass object at a mosaic or glass beads jewelry workshop
  • Meet the local craftsmen of Murano
  • Enjoy some free time to explore Murano on your own
  • Get panoramic views of Venice from the lagoon
  • Discover quiet streets and courtyards
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Venice city center on a 2-hour tour of Murano. You're your guide in the Campo San Bartolomeo for a 15-minute walk through hidden squares and picturesque corners. Reach the boat station facing the lagoon, and jump aboard a public boat bound for Murano Island. Upon arrival, take a short walk to a glass factory, where a glass master will demonstrate the art of glass blowing to create a unique piece. Watch as he makes a 2nd piece using sculpture techniques. Then go to a mosaic or glass beads jewelry workshop to create your own piece from scratch. Work with glass elements of different shapes and colors to make a unique ornament or pendant. Create your own bracelet, key holder, or earrings. Enjoy some free time to explore the quiet streets of Murano on your own. Your guide with take you back to the boat station and advise you how to get back to your accommodation from there.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Glass blowing demonstration and workshop
  • Self-crafted object
  • 20% discount in the glass factory shop
  • Transport ticket (EUR 12.50 per person)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Farmacia Morelli in in San Bartolomeo square very close to Rialto Bridge (Chemist Farmacia Morelli, San Marco, N5311)

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  • Please wear comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 131 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    3.6/5
  • Service
    3.9/5
  • Organization
    3.9/5

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This was such a fantastic experience for my whole family. The glass blowing demonstration was extremely cool and there was a guy there who explained everything that was going on and even let us get up and get closer to the oven so that we could see exactly what was happening. After the demonstration we were able to go inside the workshop and make jewelry and mosaics. We loved this part and it was really great that we have stuff that we made to keep from the experience. Once we were done with that we were able to go through the entire showroom and look at all of the glass pieces. We ended up buying several items and my husband spent a long time speaking with the man who works there about the glass. The man was extremely knowledgeable and so kind, especially to my kids who loved him. When we were finally ready to leave, the young man who took us to the shop from Venice was kind enough to walk us back to the boat! Honestly, it was a fantastic experience all around!

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April 29, 2022

It was amazing. Everyone was so nice and explained the history of glass making with a demonstration making a candy dish and then making a horse. We then made glass bead bracelets before entering the showroom. Each room was covered with glass and more amazing then the next. Needless to say we bought different pieces of glass and they are shipping them home to us for free. Overall it was a great experience. The island is just for glass making and everything closes at 5pm so dont expect to stay any longer then that. Also best idea is to get and all day water bus ticket to use for getting around beforehand and make sure to get to the meeting place early

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March 7, 2020

Amazing glass blowing demo. Explained very well by the staff. The process from blob of glass to be transformed into a vase or intricately moulded into an animal was a truly amazing thing to watch. The workshop after the demo was fun to do and very nice to be able to take something home you have made. The factory where you can buy some of the masterpieces the glass masters have produced was for me the best part of the tour. To see and appreciate the works of art was breathtaking. I shall return one day to purchase one for my home. Staff were informative and so friendly. Highly recommend a visit.

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February 11, 2020

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