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Venice: The Ancient Art of Glass Blowing Group Tour

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Learn about the fascinating art of blown glass in Venice with a local English-speaking guide. Watch an expert glassmaker at work and admire wonderful art glass.
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Duration: 30 minutes
Starting time 2:30 PM
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  • Discover one of the most refined artistic glass factories in Venice
  • Learn about the history and secrets of the ancient art of glass blowing
  • Watch a master glassmaker at work in the only furnace left in Venice's city center
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The tour will start in Piazzetta dei Leoncini between the two lion statues. Here, you'll meet your guide who will take you to the glass factory close to St Mark’s. The departure point is in front of the Basilica to the left of the church. 

This glass factory is housed in an ancient building and it is one of the few still operating in the historic center of Venice and has not relocated to Murano Island. It's equipped with two furnaces where expert glass masters create wonderful pieces and you will witness the creation of a special object by an expert glassmaker.

A member of the staff of the showroom will guide you through the exhibition and explain to you the history and secrets of the ancient art of glass blowing. After the explanation, which will last about 20 minutes, you will be able to continue the visit at your leisure. The staff of the glass factory will be at your disposal should you wish to make some purchases.
  • Demonstration by a master glassmaker
  • Tour of the exhibition
  • Small glass souvenir

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Meeting point

Departure point: San Marco, Piazzetta dei Leoncini (standing in front of the Basilica, it is the small square to the left of the church. The tour leader will be waiting for you between the statues of the two lions).

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• To take part in the tour, you must be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time specified, and present either a printed copy of the voucher or one on an electronic device.
• If you do not show up at the meeting point, there will be no refund.
• This is a group tour.
• In some exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that prevent the tour running (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service), the tour may be cancelled.

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Product ID: 275502