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Version 12 – August 21, 2020 10:15

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  • 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!
  • 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!
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  • Not wheelchair accessible

Version 2 – April 22, 2020 15:52

Description Summary
  • Cross the lagoon to the glass capital of Italy and discover an exclusive glassblowing factory where you will learn from Maestro Fabio Fornasier

Version 1 – April 22, 2020 15:52

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!
  • 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!
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
  • 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