Glass in Venice

Hotel/Apartment pick-up (0)
from/per person 260
  • Craftsmanship
  • Private Tour
  • Venice Tour


Description

See and learn about whole art glass making process by visiting three authentic and professional laboratories using different traditional techniques. Glass is crafted in Venice since the 11th century. Today more than 4o furnaces are still in place in Murano island to create wonderful artistic glass masterpieces.

 

  • Professional local guide
  • Private tour
  • Hotel/Apartment pick-up (central Venice only)
  • Duration 2.5 hours
  • Visit to 2 laboratories and 1 furnace

Start with an historical battiloro artisan laboratory where gold, silver and other precious metals are transformed into ultra-slim leaves to be used in art glassworks and to be applied in many other multiple fields as to decorating the most beautiful gondolas.

Then, admire the traditional “vetro a lume” – lamp glass – technique through which astonishing tiny and precious art glasses are created, as glass beads, necklaces, animal sculptures and much more.

Hop aboard of the vaporetto (water bus) for less than a 10′ short-trip to Murano island to see an art glass furnace in full activity where the glass is blown, enriched with precious stone powders, engraved, polished and finally transformed into astonishing masterpieces.

Inclusions

  • Professional local guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Items of personal nature
  • Public transport tickets (fares: Actv)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

This private tour accepts a limited number of participants. For big parties (more than 8 people) please contact us.


Schedule

Duration: 2.5 hours
Monday 10.00 am
Tuesday 10.00 am
Wednesday 10.00 am
Thursday 10.00 am
Friday 10.00 am
Saturday 10.00 am
Sunday not operating
  • Meeting point: Hotel/Apartment pick-up (central Venice only) or arranged meeting point