• Visit includes:

    glass factory, Glass Museum, St. Maria and Donato church.

  • Facilities:

    tickets for public transportation or private water taxi.

  • Cost:

    all tours are customized on client’s requests, so is the fee.

  • Tailor made tour available:

    glass factory, Glass Museum, St. Maria and Donato churc.

     

  • Duration:

    3-4 hours

     

The Tour

Murano is famous all over the world for the glass blowing activity.

This tour allows to see a master at work in a furnace but also to tour the island and its monuments.

The visit of the Glass Museum will enrich the experience, travelling back in the past, from the ancient Roman Empire to the Venetian splendour to the contemporary art.

Murano

Facing the Northern side of the city, Murano is a little Venice: composed by seven islands crossed by canals and bridges, it is a small island easy to tour.

If the tour to the islands usually stops only for a demonstration in a furnace, Murano offers more: palaces, churches, shops and quiet places.

Since 1295 it was chosen to house the glass factories, by decree of the Venetian Republic. Here the masters have been developed the techniques in an amazing way.

After having passed the huge crisis in the 19th where all the activities had risked to die, the rebirth has given new impulse to masters and artists. Still today they are continuing to work and experiment and the result can be seen in the main art galleries and shops.

A skilful art still alive and fascinating, for all ages.

The Glass Museum

Recently extended with new rooms, the museum is fascinating for the pieces on display which cover a period from the archaeological remains of the 1st century A.D. to present times.

In particular, the skills of the Venetian masters can be seen in the great “portego” room with the examples from the 15th to the 17th c., such as: plates, vases, goblets, chandeliers and mirrors.

St. Maria and Donato church

Not far from the Museum, stands the beautiful church built in Veneto-byzantine style.

Although a massive restoration took place in the 19th c., it is one of the best example of byzantine art for the elegant mosaic in the apse and for the amazing floor.

A place where past and present live together thanks also to some art pieces by contemporary artists preserve inside.

Tailor made tour available

Why not put together art and shopping? Murano and its multicoloured glass shops can be the best way to buy original and precious glass pieces!

Arranging a full day, the tour could continue with the islands of Burano, for a nice walk in the islands with lively colored houses and Torcello with its magnificent cathedral decorated by mosaics.