- 3 hours
- Discover the fascinating history of glass in Venice and gain a deeper understanding of the wider context of global trade, and how artisan crafts like Murano glass are forging a new path in our modern world.
- You'll witness actual glassmaking up close in a sustainable and authentic environment, away from the tourist crowds. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of the legacy of Venetian glassmaking!
- Murano Glass Museum and Island of Murano
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 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.
Nadia has a degree in art history from the Ca' Foscari University in Venice and wrote her thesis on the painter Francis Bacon. After various work experiences, both in public and private sectors, she collaborated in drafting the online magazine "Engramma," which dealt with the study of the classical tradition in Western culture and the mechanisms of transmitting ancient culture in our contemporary age. The magazine was created in conjunction with the Department of Architectural History at I.U.A.V University. Nadia has also spent time in France working at the "Les Abattoirs" center for contemporary art in Toulouse. In 2009 she obtained a guiding license, and through this work is able to share her passion and knowledge of art history, literature, and the history of Italian and Venice with others. Nadia enjoys approaching artworks as a lens through which to investigate and reconstruct historical contexts.
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