Excursion to Murano
An Introduction to Murano's World Renowned Glass Making Tradition
DURATION: UP TO 3-HOURS
With one of our expert English-speaking guides, this excursion will take you to Murano, where glass-making families have been in business for over 700 years. They carry on the art of glass blowing, not as an industry but as an artisan craft, defying the rest of the world’s attempts to imitate it.
With your expert local guide, you will proceed to Murano via a private water taxi transfer. Upon reaching the island, you will visit a noted traditional Murano furnace, renowned for their classic “Rezzonico” chandeliers, Baroque-style goblets, crystal gold cups, colored chalices with twisted stems, and more.
You will then proceed to a second glass workshop which creates modern and unique pieces, like large vases, chandeliers, and sculptures. All of these are based on the glass master's personal style and as a direct expression of the long, technical, and creative evolution. You will be amazed by the simplicity of the tools used, and by the artist’s intense concentration in the heat and smoke of the burning furnace!
You will also have time to explore the showrooms and ask all the questions you wish about the objects exhibited.
This exciting firsthand experience, which provides you with a behind the scene glimpse of this special world-reknowned craft, will leave you with a greater appreciation of the art of Venetian glassmaking, and likely, memories you'll never forget.
This 3-hour tour includes:
- Visits to  of Murano's noted glass-making furnaces
Pick-up/Drop-off: Our guide will pick you up from your Venice City-Centre Hotel; supplement may apply for pickup from hotels situated near Venice-Santa Lucia Rail Station or other outlying areas. At the conclusion of the excursion, you'll return back to Venice's main island via private water taxi.
Includes: Private expert English-speaking guide for up to 3-hours, private, direct water taxi transfers to/from Murano.
Excludes: Guide Gratuity, Extra Hours, Entrance Fees to the Workshops/Glass Museum.