Highlights of this tour
- Pickup from your St Marco Square
- Vaporetto boat tour to Murano
- Visit a glass blowing company
- End the tour with an aperitive
- Drop off at St Marco Square
This Private Guided Murano Visit brings you to the beautiful Island 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!
You will meet your guide on San Marco square, and together you make your way to the local boat, the Vaporetto. This boat is wheelchair accessible and brings you directly to Murano. While you enjoy the beautiful canals and views, your guide will tell you all there is to know about this magnificent island, mostly known for its artistic influences in Venice and its surroundings.
Perhaps the name Murano rings a bell? This is because of the glass they create on the island. In 1291 all glassblowers from Venice were forced to move to Murano. At the time this was also called the ‘glass island’, as glass blowing was too great of a fire risk for the city of Venice, which then mostly consisted of wooden houses.
Besides having to move to the small island and not being allowed to leave, it was also forbidden for the glassblowers to tell the secret of their art. Leaving the island or telling the secrets of their 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 to Murano, you bring a visit to one of the glass blowing factories. During your visit you will learn all the ins and outs about the production and how the beautifully shaped glass is created. Together with one of the staff membes you will also visit the show room, in case you wish to buy a hand-made piece yourself. The perfect way to remember this wonderful time in Venice.
After your visit to Murano, 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. Afterwards, your guide will take you back to the starting point again.
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