Glassblowing in Murano

Magpie ID: RNGZEU
Reservation System:
API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: Venice
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Cruise along Central Lagoon, towards Murano
Enjoy a exclusive visit to a traditional glassmaking factory
Learn about the ancestry of glass blowing
Discover the modern techniques of glass blowing
Discuss the art of glass blowing with a master of the craft
Summary
Cross the lagoon to the glass capital of Italy and discover an exclusive glassblowing factory where you will learn from Maestro Fabio Fornasier
Description

Craft sits at the heart of Venice, and glassblowing is one of the city's most challenging crafts to master. On this tour, enjoy exploring one of the oldest authentic Murano glass factories, where the only exclusive "furnace" of the island was created. You will live the glass blowing art, with the chance to see a master glassblower and his team working, following their millenary tradition.

**Seeing an Old Craft** 

The Venetian lagoon has many islands, each with their own character and heritage. Foremost among these is the archipelago of Murano, which provides a respite from the touristy bustle of the historic city and has been the centre for glassmaking in the region since 1291, when the fire risk meant production was moved from the city. 

Embarking at Murano, your private guide will take you via water taxi to a family-run workshop. Here you will be able to see the glassblowers in action, twisting the molten glass to make different shapes. If you are lucky, you will also see them coloring the glass. Throughout the experience, your guide will spill the secrets of the profession, including odd facts like why glassblowers used to be immune from prosecution. 

By the way, if you buy any hand-made glass souvenirs, remember to ask them to wrap it up in bubble-wrap so it survives the journey home!

Included Blowing glass demonstration
Luxury water taxi to Murano and back
Private guided tour with a Travel Curious guide
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

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Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Monday 09:00, 10:00, 11:00
Tuesday 09:00, 10:00, 11:00
Wednesday 09:00, 10:00, 11:00
Thursday 09:00, 10:00, 11:00
Friday 09:00, 10:00, 11:00
Saturday 09:00, 10:00, 11:00

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Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
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Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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