The island of Murano

The diffusion of glass making in the Venetian lagoon has very ancient roots, but it was from the thirteenth century onward that it was concentrated on the island of Murano when, for safety reasons, the Republic ordered that all the glass furnaces in the city should be moved there.

Plunging into history, art and tradition, we enter the ancient glassworks that guard the secrets of glass making, handed down through the generations and still today fuelling the creation of true works of art.

After visiting an old glass factory and a workshop-museum we delve into the history of glass making and all its wonderful expressions. The highlight of the tour is a private guided visit to the Murano Glass Museum, which houses extraordinary masterpieces of glass making art spanning from the 14th to the 20th century.

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This is a unique opportunity

to enter in ancient glassworks that guard the secrets of glass making.

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The Experience includes:

  • Accompanying qualified tour director
  • Water Taxi at disposal
  • Entrance to the glass factories and cultural institutions
  • Glass of Prosecco at the hotel at the end of the tour

The places included in our tours are regulated by the regulations in force in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic

Book The Experience

Number of participants:

  • from 2 to 6 persons
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Suggested departure times from Hotel Heureka: 10:00 or 14:30

Terms and conditions:

  • The experience must be booked at least 14 days in advance
  • A 30% payment is required at the time of booking.
  • The 70% balance is required 3 days before the experience.

Cancellation policies:

  • 30% refund is provided for cancellations received within 14 days of the experience date
  • for cancellations received between 13 days and 4 days prior to the experience date, 30% will be applied as a penalty
  • for cancellations received 3 days before arrival and beyond, 100% of the amount will be applied as a penalty

Available on: MON – TUE – WED – THU – FRI –  SAT – SUN

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Plan your experience with us

Feel free to contact us for anything you may need. Use the contact form below or email: , Telephone: +39 041 52 46 460

Please kindly note

that due to the large number of requests at our local workshops and artisan’s partners, entrance at some of ours most exclusive and private experience may be restricted.

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