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Vecchia Murano

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Address: Castello, 4392/a, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 2718500
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Beautiful glass work and an interesting demonstration of glass blowing

Our tour group was taken to this glass factory for a demonstration of how glass is blown. It was very realistic and showed what a difficult and dangerous task it is. After that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We watched a glass blower making a horse standing on his hind legs. I must say it was quite interesting. All the while another gentleman explained the fine art of glass blowing. After the show we were escorted into the show rooms where you were greeted by a horde of sales people throughout the store. There certainly is some amazing... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

If have nothing else to do and you are desperate, maybe it's just ok to pay 15€ to get on a sea bus and go to the murano island for no reason. The island has one small museum that if you are lucky you can see for a couple of minutes how they make real glass art. This is the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My husband and I were visiting Murano to look at the glass making, which I have wanted to see since I was a child. We had no intention of buying. But in visiting Vecchia Murano, we were struck by an incredibly beautiful one of a kind glass head, "Hommage to Picasso" by one of their artisans who had actually worked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Our tour group was taken to this glass factory for a demonstration of how glass is blown. It was very realistic and showed what a difficult and dangerous task it is. After that, we entered the various showrooms to see many of the products produced in this factory. Unlike some other similar tours, there was not any pressure to buy... More 

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Kurseong, India, Asia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience . Hands on lessons in glassblowing. Artisans paradise. Bought a glass gondola from their shop.

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

my family and I took a boat trip to visit the home of Murano Glass, and on arrival were surprised at the low key entrance , but once we entered the factory we were amazed at the skills of the glass blowing artists, who made things out of molten glass, the visit to the showroom was an eye opener ,... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I love Venice, but Murano is like the mini Venice without all the horrible tourist groups. It is beautiful and quant and you can enjoy walking all along the main canal experiencing the essence of the local Veneto lifestyle. Its a photographer's dream as well with the beautiful coloured buildings and once again the fact that you won't get swamped... More 

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Westlake, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Of all the glass factory is on the island of Murano, this is the only one open to the public and completely free. Fun for the kids to see how things are made, and how quickly a glass horse or glass vase can be made beautiful gift shop, open to the public, you can spend €5, or €5000

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went to the island of Murano to see the glass factory and visit the glass museum. It was wonderful to see the artisans at work creating wonderful pieces of exquisite glass artwork. The shops had items of Murano glass from a couple of Wuro's upto the stunning masterpieces running to many thousands of Euro's. The glass museum is definitiely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We really enjoyed our visit. We rang in advance and booked a time to see the craftsman at work. It was a fascinating experience. You can see the demonstration for free and there is no obligation to buy, although obviously the staff would like you to! We didn't feel any pressure to buy at all. The staff did show us... More 

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