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Glass blowing?

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Glass blowing?

Is it still possible to see glass blowing and creation in Venice/Murano? I remember this from many years ago but am having trouble finding information about it.

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1. Re: Glass blowing?

Yes, it's still possible:

http://bit.ly/c4vwHu

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2. Re: Glass blowing?

It can be hard to find if you are not on an arranged tour.

When we didn't see any obvious opportunities to watch glass workers, we started asking the people in the shops, but got replies that people didn't know, or it had to be arranged as a group. One person told us where they thought we might see glass blowers work and directions back to an area we had already visited. When we went there and asked, we were sent off with directions to a totally different part of the island to a place we couldn't find.

The people at the Museo Vetrario (Glass Museum) couldn't help us.

Near the Faro vaporetto stop, we found a couple of places that sometimes allow the public to view their artists at work, but one said "not today" and the other said "in the morning."

Edited: 04 April 2012, 17:04
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3. Re: Glass blowing?

If you take the vaporetto out to Murano and get off at the Colonna or Faro landing stages there are generally touts hanging around to take you to one of the glass-blowing workshops but you are invariably passed through to the sales area and pestered to buy. As a consequence when I go to Murano I always get off at the Museo landing stage and walk the short distance to the right to the glass museum and then a little further on to the lovely early church of Santa Maria e Donato.

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4. Re: Glass blowing?

It should not be difficult to find a glass blowing demonstration on Murano, as Robert indicated above--even if you are not part of a group. Thankfully, not all workshops pester you to buy.

Glass blowing demonstration:

http://bit.ly/Hd2ns7

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5. Re: Glass blowing?

Thanks for the informatin -- it seems a challenge but hopefully doable.

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6. Re: Glass blowing?

we found three or four places recently on Murano that gave glass blowing demos, just walked in, no need for any organised tour

Edited: 04 April 2012, 20:15
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7. Re: Glass blowing?

They are in the mornings. I also went to two of them right near one another not far from the Vap stop walk towards your left. No sales pressure either.

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8. Re: Glass blowing?

The glass museum now offers glass blowing demonstrations on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

…visitmuve.it/en/…

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