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We just took the 4.1/4.2 water bus (public bus boat service) from San Marco to Murano. Really glad we didn’t have a guide with us—-this little tour is totally navigatable on your own and fun! You step of the water bus and it’s dozens of...More
This visit was fabulous. The 20 minute demonstration was interesting, informative and impressive. Other factories charge for the demonstration but this one was free and terrific. Afterwards you are obviously tempted to buy something in the shop, which makes it profitable for the glass maker...More
We found most glass blowing demos closed when we visited on a Sunday, but Gino was working. Paid only €5 for a fun demo - with some dancing thrown in. Not the most amazing workmanship, but it was fascinating for the kids to see a...More
Fabulous watching the people making the glass objects but DO NOT ask how much anything would cost to make/buy as they never leave you alone until you agree to buy something - then they rush you out of the shop before you have time to...More
We had the most delightful tour of seeing a master glass blower at work. We were then escorted to showrooms to see the incredible works of art produced here. We had a fabulous escort who showed us everything and answered all our questions. Just a...More
Can here and saw the glass blowing demonstration, costs 5 euros and you get to see the masters at work with how they make a vase and horse. Really interesting and clever. then you can look through the gallery and look at what they have...More
The glass blowing demo is really cool but the high pressured sales tactics like a time share condo salesman are not. Be prepared for a hard sale for a $2000 vase. If you are willing to pay for a “Murano one of a kind vase”,...More
While the big factory and shop floor definitely has the feel of a tourist trap about it, the €5 glass blowing demonstration was genuinely interesting. We also ended up buying the glass horse like the one they made in the demonstration, which seemed pretty affordable...More
I chose to start my Murano experience with the gallery of Gino Mazzaccato which is quite big and impressive visually.
I was with a friend and we were given an extensive tour by an elderly sales rep called Umberto.
We got interested in some vases...More