Venice, the queen of blown glass

Into the heart of glass, fiery furnaces and old workshops


In 1291, to protect Venice from the danger of fires spreading through the city, Doge Tiepolo had all the glass furnaces in the historic centre relocated on the island of Murano, which became the only place authorised by the Serenissima Republic to produce glass.

Artistic glass-making, with styles, techniques and processes of unparalleled refinement, has made Murano famous all over the world. Yet, glassmaking has survived also in the city centre thanks to the work of incredible craftsmen who still today create wonderful objects, jewellery, chandeliers and furnishing accessories with extraordinary skill using time-honoured glass crafting techniques.

This is a fascinating journey into the heart of glass, weaving its way among old workshops, furnaces and art studios where time seems to stand still and master glass makers shape wonderful artworks that are nothing short of magic.

Are you curious to learn more and discover the tradition that has made Venice and Murano international centres of excellence in artistic glass-making?

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