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Museo del Vetro, Murano

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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2/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Museo del Vetro offers information on the history of glass, the local craft and art with many centuries of history in Murano, as well as glass-blowing demonstrations. You can even see glass from more than a thousand years ago. Contained in a 17th-century palace built for the bishops of Torcello, the building overlooks the Grand Canal of Murano. Consider using the Venice pass to visit this museum. During renovation, displays may be limited. Use our Murano itinerary builder to visit Museo del Vetro on your trip to Murano, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Murano is delicious even if only for a little ride, but the glass museum, as they say, is worth the trip. To see the video to understand the initial processing, before plunging into a journey of forms, transparencies and color entranced: is exposed such a variety of objects, even unexpected, you pass by Marvel in awe, amazed even that may have resisrito, so fragile, to the passage of time. For originality, technique and art glasses of the ' 900. As an added value, the Museum staff are delightful!
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  • On the island of Murano there isn't much to do except see a demonstration of this Museum and glass-blowing. If visits the island worth knowing it.
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  • Surely the art of glass production is interesting but in my opinion the Museum pays tribute to this art. Some interesting pieces, but mostly I gave the impression of a display similar to that of many small shops nearby.
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  • This museum explains excellently the history of glassmaking on Murano for much of the last millennium. There are many beautiful exhibits, and interesting videos showing the various (technically astounding) manufacturing processes that are undertaken in order to produce such works of art, as well as a cultural history of venice and hand-made glassworks. It's a good idea to see it on Murano, and then wander to a nearby working glass factory to try and see some of the techniques you will have read about in practice.
  • If you are in Venice and are at all interested in the famous Murano glass and the history of glass making, I recommend taking the tour here. The museum takes you from the very origins of glass making up to the modern day fabrication of glass which you can see on the island that day. If you are a history buff, it is a must. I had the fortune of being there when they were hosting a special installation, Glass Art for the Aperitif. Really interesting.
  • For glass art lovers, if there is one museum in Venice, this is it. The collection of glass through the centuries is amazing as are stories of the families of the furnaces. Part of the museums of #MUVE (Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia). I buy the yearly pass at ~45 Euro so I can visit as often as I like.
  • A nice little museum about a very special Venetian skill (Glass making). Not the first thing that I would visit in Venice, but something to know if you have a few days to spend here.
  • complete senseless waste of time - eur 10,- for some pieces of glas and boring presentation. visit glass factories!... they are much more interesting
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