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Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro

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San Polo
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Address: Calle Dei Morti Santa Croce 2251 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 520 1802
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 13:30
14:00 - 18:00

To purchase my studio is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.30 To 18.00....

To purchase my studio is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.30 To 18.00.

On request and payment I perform demonstrations with explanations of the production process for up to 5 people.

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Simply magic to watch a master at work !

It is a huge chance to meet a master Venetian glassmaker benefiting from hundreds of years of tradition. Mauro welcomed us warmly, demonstrated his know-how and ... recommended... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adrienne J
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful art. Mauro did an awesome job with his demonstrations and instructions on how to make the glass. I am just a tad bit disappointed I couldn't make a glass sculpture! But all in all a good trip.

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glasshandmade, Proprietario at Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro, responded to this review

I asked you if you had 5/6 hours available to see me perform a sculpture, but unfortunately You only devoted to me for an hour, and.......you didn't even buy anything ... It means you will definitely do it on your next trip I expect you... Mauro More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a huge chance to meet a master Venetian glassmaker benefiting from hundreds of years of tradition. Mauro welcomed us warmly, demonstrated his know-how and ... recommended good typical restaurants! Better make an appointment: he is very busy and closes sometime his workshop to concentrate on his work...

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Novara, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a friend to his studio and had the huge luck of watching hom at work. I saw objects being born in his hands. Wonderful, simply wonderful!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my teenage son and me, visiting with Mauro Vianello was a real treat and a high point of our stay in Venice. The walk to his studio in a quiet neighborhood was an enjoyable departure from the tourist filled areas. In his studio Mauro not only demonstrated his glass expertise but also explained much to us about Murano and... More 

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League City, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a day and a half in Venice and really wanted to watch a glass blowing demonstration. Not wanting to go all the way to Murano, I looked online for some suggestions and came across Mauro and his workshop. I emailed him and got an immediate response! He didn't require any deposit or guarantee we would show up... More 

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Lenah Valley Hobart
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

It was an absolute privilege to be able to watch one of Venice's finest craftsmen create a blown glass shell. Maestro Vianello Mauro was extremely welcoming and friendly, explaining the process as he worked and inviting my questions. The shell developed as if by magic, such is the nature of his skill. Although there are countless glass shops in Venice,... More 

Thank Helen P
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

There are glass shops everywhere in Venice. But this is by far the best one. Mauro travels around the world making glass and you can book a private show to watch him for only 25 Euros. My girlfriend and I were amazed at how he takes a simple rod and is able to craft it into these beautiful shapes (he... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Mauro, the owner, is a charming man whose skill with glass is boundless. From clown fish hiding in anemone to seashells, his pieces are fantastically lifelike and really true works of art. The shop is also Mauro's workshop so you can sometimes see him creating these glass masterpieces which is a very special experience. Somewhere everyone must visit whilst they... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I stopped by Mauro's studio after being recommended by a friend to do so. What an amazing experience! Mauro was friendly and interesting, and for €25, I watched him make two stunning pieces of art. He chatted to me the whole time and I learned so much. After the first piece, I asked him about blown glass and instead of... More 

Thank Casey C
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Our family of four (son aged 10, daughter aged 8) arranged a visit with Mauro last weekend, during our few days in Venice. Every minute and every penny we spent in his studio was well-spent. We arrived at 11 AM and spent two hours talking with Mauro in his shop and watching him work. He was delightful, responsive and attentive... More 

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