Highlights of this tour
- Pickup from your hotel
- Private boat tour to Murano
- Visit a glass blowing company
- End the tour with an aperitive
- Drop off at your hotel
This Private Guided Murano Visit brings you to a beautiful island called Murano. A small island next to Venice that looks a lot like the famous city itself. Cozy streets, quiet canals, a lot of bridges but above all: much less crowded!
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Venice. And takes you to a local boat, called a Vaporetto. This boat is completely wheelchair accessible and brings you to Murano. While you enjoy the gorgeous views, your guide tells you all there is to know about this magnificent island. That people know for its artistic influences in Venice and its surroundings.
Perhaps the name Murano rings a bell. This is because of the glass that they create here. In 1291 all glassblowers from Venice were forced to move to Murano. Also called: glass island. Glass blowing was too great of a fire risk for the city, which largely consisted of wooden houses.
Besides moving to the small island it was forbidden for the glassblowers to tell the secret of their art. And they were not allowed to leave the island. Leaving the island or telling the secrets of glass blowing got penalized with the cutting of their hands, or even hanging. Therefore glassblowers lived as prisoners for a long time.
Once you arrive, you bring a visit to a glass blowing factory. Learn all the ins and outs from creating beautifully shaped glass and buy a hand-made piece yourself. The perfect way to remember this wonderful time in Venice.
When your visit to Murano is over it is time to head back to Venice. There your tour ends with a local, famous aperitive: the spritz. A delicious drink made with prosecco, Aperol, and a dash of soda water.
Once you finished your local drink your guide brings you back to your hotel.
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