Murano Glass Tour
Glass Production and Trade
Please note that certain glass-making workshops and factories have reduced hours on weekends and off-season, therefore our visits will vary pending local opening times.
Our hotel is offering us a private water taxi transfer to Murano for our tour. Can we get to Murano that way?
No, unfortunately, the "free" water taxi service offered by many hotels obligates hotel guests to visit only certain parts of the island and certain glassmaking factories. We prefer to have a choice of artisans to visit so discourage the use of the hotel water taxi service.
Originally from Genoa, Erika moved to Venice ten years ago to study Oriental languages at Ca' Foscari University, where she graduated with a thesis on Japanese art and architecture. She has a keen interest in the art and history of Venice and worked for some important cultural institutions, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, where she was in charge of special events, and the National Oriental Museum at Ca' Pesaro, where she studied and cataloged part of the collection. Her time at the Guggenheim collection sharpened her knowledge of contemporary art, which she continues to study. She is now a licensed tourist guide for the city of Venice.
Originally from Venetian mainland, Matteo has lived in different countries, which sparked his interest in art history and archaeology. He holds a B.A. in Cultural Heritage Preservation and an M.A. in Archaeology - specializing in Islamic Archaeology - from the University Ca' Foscari, Venezia. Matteo chose to specialize in Islamic Archaeology, due to his personal passion and curiosity for the Islamic World: this particular interest was developed after several travels and stays in different Middle Eastern countries. He has worked as a freelance archaeologist following projects in different locations of the Veneto Region in Italy and in Cairo, Egypt. Matteo became a qualified tourist guide for the City of Venice in 2009, and he has been collaborating with Context since then.
Davide was born in Venice he graduated from Ca' Foscari University with a degree focusing on the history of architecture and medieval history. After a specialization course in Innovative Tourism Marketing his interests in sustainable tourism began. He also has a special research interest in Venetian military architecture and military art theory. As a coordinator of a European NGO he organized cultural seminars in many European universities. He also spent time teaching the history of Italian art at the University of Turku in Finland. A passion for Venice, was what brought him back to his hometown, where his cultural interests developed into a profession, applying concepts of sustainable tourism crucial to preserving his city.
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