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Murano Island Tour: The History of Glass Making in Venice

Learn about the history of glassmaking with an expert guide
$560 and up
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Tour Details
About the Tour
2.5 hours
Photos & Highlights
  • Learn about the history of glassmaking in Venice and see a glassblowing demonstration
  • Led by a historian
  • Murano Glass Museum and Island of Murano
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26 Reviews (4.72)

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Nadia was very informative, & patient with our teens. She took our goals for the day and made them into a great experience.
I would start the tour on Murano. Paying $400+ Cdn. for a 2 1/2 hr tour where the first 1/2 hr was getting to the start of the tour was a waste of time. Also, the visit with the one glass blowing factory was arranged while we were on the vaporetto. What would Matteo have done if they couldn’t accommodate us? The tour & guide were not up to your usual standards. That being said the factory we visited were very welcoming. We did go to a shop with a glass blower and that was interesting but we would have seen that on our own when we visited Murano.
Andrea was amazing!! Born and raised in Murano- he knows the history of the glass factories and the island but more importantly he knows everyone there which allowed us lucky access to a few places not normally open to the public. He knew the best values in glass if you want to purchase and where to get items from true artisans. Through Andrea we got a fun and informative education of the island and the glass making history and today. All the while having a fantastic time! percent recommend!!!