1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Piazza San Marco

Venice: Discover the Art of Glass Blowing

Product ID: 48461
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Explore the secrets behind the legendary glass art of Murano on a 20-minute tour of a Venetian glass factory. Learn the history of the art form, dating back to the Roman Empire, and assist a master glass blowing artisan of Venice at a demonstration.
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Duration: 20 minutes
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Spanish, English, Italian, Japanese
English, Italian

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  • Learn the history of Murano glass blowing
  • Watch a master glass blower create a magnificent work of art
  • Visit a glass factory showroom to see different types of glass products
  • Get a small glass souvenir as a reminder of your experience
Full description
The tour takes place at a Murano glass factory on St. Mark's Square in central Venice, where you will be told about the origins of glass blowing, and learn how Murano became the center of glass-making when the Venetian Republic ordered all the foundries relocate to protect the wooden buildings of the main city from catching fire.

Murano glassmakers became the most important citizens of Venice, and throughout the ages they refined their techniques thanks to trading between the Venetian Republic and the countries of the Middle and Far East.

You will admire a master glass blower at work while using traditional techniques to create marvelous glass items. At the end of the tour, receive a small glass gift as a souvenir of an unforgettable visit.
  • Master Artisan glassblowing demonstration
  • Small glass souvenir for every couple or family
  • Flyer with description of the Magic Art of Glassblowing
  • Shared live tour commentary provided in English, Spanish, Italian and Japanese (the visit could be multilingual)
  • Multilingual assistance at meeting point (for skip-the-line service)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs
  • Entrance tickets for museums or attractions not included on the tour
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Close to the well of Bacino Orseolo, in front of the Testoilini Bottega dell'Arte, San Marco 1758. The guide will be holding a sign with "glassblowing tour" written on it.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking difficulties
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
• The tour does not operate in the case of exceptionally high tides. In these cases the tour will be postponed to the following day or it will be refunded

From US$ 10.66 per person

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