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Venice: Classical Music and Glassblowing Demonstration Combo

Product ID: 88334
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Discover the secrets of the Murano Art of glassblowing using ancient techniques. Also enjoy an emotional revival from Baroque to 20th century by a prestigious orchestra in a wonderful location.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Glassblowing demonstration
  • Enjoy a musical repertoire ranging from Mozart to 20th-century pieces
  • Experience a classical music performance in the heart of Venice, listening to some of Venice's best classical musicians.
Full description
Watching a glassblower in action is an amazing experience.  In front of you a glass craftsman master will create an original item, while he is showing and explaining the ancient technique phases of the production. You will discover this ancient art came from Romans when, during the run of barbarians, established the city of Venice.

You may feel the warmth, the smells and the sounds of the furnace, and see the clever hands of the artisan mold the glass in front of your eyes, and then, like magic, it will be transformed in an unrepeatable object, thanks to the technical work of a millennial artisan culture handed down from one generation to another.

Venetians mold everyday items such as; cups, glasses, dishes, mirrors and lamps. The art of molding the glass in all these shapes, was one of the secrets that was best safeguarded in the Venetian Republic.  You will live this experience in Saint Mark's Square in an old glass factory showroom, and you may have the possibility to know and see the principal objects that are made with glass.  At the end of your experience, a little glass gift for each couple or family will be given as a souvenir.

Collegium Ducale Orchestral Concert: This orchestra brings together in one group musicians from the best orchestras of Veneto: the ensemble is prepared to execute a repertoire ranging from the Baroque to Twentieth century music. Well-known soloists contribute both to the whole of the performance and as featured virtuosos.  The orchestra has been performing in Venice since 1993, with the most important concert season titled: “Venice and Europe: Music Beyond History”.

Prisons’ Palace , St. Mark’s Square


From 2nd January 2019 to 15th April 2019, starts at 9:00 PM.

Monday: Baroque music concert (Vivaldi “Four Seasons”, Mozart, etc.)
Tuesday: opera singers’ concert (Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, etc.) 
Wednesday: Baroque music concert (Vivaldi “Four Seasons”, Mozart, etc.)
Thursday: opera singers’ concert (Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, etc.)
Friday: Baroque music concert (Vivaldi “Four Seasons”, Mozart, etc.)
Friday at 6:30 pm: opera singers’ concert (Verdi, Rossini, Mozart, etc.)
Sunday: Baroque music concert (Vivaldi “Four Seasons”, Mozart, etc.)

Includes
  • Tour escort/host
  • Small glass souvenir for every couple or family
  • Guided tour of a glass factory showroom with live demonstration of a master artisan
  • Live tour commentary provided in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese (the visit could be multi-lingual)
  • Guaranteed seat at the concert
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Glassblowing meeting point: meet the guide in front of the Testoilini Bottega dell'Arte, close to the well of Bacino Orseolo, - San Marco 1758. The guide will wait for you with a 'glassblowing tour' sign. Classical music concert meeting point: Prison Palace - St. Mark's Square, Prisons of Doge's Palace

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
• The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
• Services could be done on different days
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
• The glassblowing tour could be could be multilingual
• Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed to the days after)
• This is a combo offer that includes two services, therefore it is compulsory to show the mobile voucher twice or to print two paper vouchers
• The concert starts at the 9.00 pm. There is a gap of few hours between the glassblowing demonstration and the concert
Customer reviews
Overall rating
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Review summary
Service
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Organization
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Value for money
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VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Product ID: 88334