We visited at the beginning of June as my boyfriend and I had never seen glass being blown before and we weren't keen on taking a trip to Murano for the short time we had in Venice. It was my boyfriend who emailed in advance to set the time to see this.
Mauro was lovely and showed us a demonstration of blowing a shell (we even went back later and saw it finished). He let us know what he was doing and spoke about glass blowing in general and it was very fascinating. Was too blown away to think of any questions to ask.
It was 20 euros per person for the glass blowing demonstration but if you buy something Mauro will take the 20 euros off what you purchase. Which was a good deal as i couldn't help but buy an adorable glass penguin. My boyfriend decided he had to have a blue dragon which looked amazing and he even gave him 5 euros back and told him to go buy me a coffee!
When you buy something Mauro is sure to package it up safely into a box that is padded well with cotton and our glass figures were able to arrive home in one piece. I felt I didn't have to worry about them when they were so well wrapped.
Was a lovely experience and we would be sure to go back if we ever visit Venice again.
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