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Museo del Vetro Tours

Museo del Vetro
Discover a 700-year history of artistic glassmaking at the Museo del Vetro (Museum of Glass), located on the island of Murano, just north of Venice. Master craftsmen still create exquisite pieces of glass art on the island today, and the museum, housed in a 15th-century palace, showcases the world’s largest collection of Venetian glass.

The Basics
The easiest way to visit Murano is on a private or small-group sightseeing tour of the Venetian Lagoon. These tours also may include stops in Burano, famous for its lace-making and brightly colored houses; Torcello, a sparsely populated island in the northern tip of the lagoon; and Mazzorbo, known for its vineyards and orchards.

Tours may feature glass-blowing shows and lace-making demonstrations, and some offer options for a jewelry workshop where you can make your own masterpiece using Murano glass beads. Tours include transportation, so you don’t have to navigate the sometimes confusing Venice water bus schedule on your own.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Murano’s Museum of Glass is a must-see for visitors interested in traditional handicrafts and art.
  • Expect to spend about an hour touring the museum’s exhibits.
  • The Museum of Glass is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible.

How to Get There

From the San Zaccaria stop just outside St. Mark’s Square in Venice, take vaporetto water-bus line 4.1 or 4.2 to the Museo stop on Murano. Or, catch the vaporetto from the Fondamente Nove stop, a 10-minute walk from the Rialto Bridge. The museum is located in the Palazzo Giustinian,  a quick 1-minute walk from the Museo stop.

When to Get There
The Museo del Vetro is open from 10:30am to 6pm April through October and 10:30am to 4:30pm November through March. Although less crowded than the main attractions in Venice, the Venetian islands do get busy during the summer months. Catch the first ferry to Murano if you wish to avoid the crowds, or visit from November through February when the islands are relatively quiet.

Murano Glass Blowing Demonstrations
If you’re intrigued by Venetian glass, you won’t want to miss a Murano glass blowing demonstration. Book a tour that includes a visit to a glass factory or artisan workshop and watch as a master craftsmen demonstrates the art of blowing glass. You’ll see how the glass is made and how it is sculpted to create elegant shapes and designs.
Address: Fondamenta Marco Giustinian, 8, Venice 30141, Italy
Admission: Varies
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The Murano Glass Museum

The Murano Glass Museum

The Murano Glass Museum was founded in 1861 when the darkest period in the history of Murano glassmaking had been overcome, following the fall of the Republic of San Marco (1797) and the subsequent years of foreign rule. The Murano Glass Museum collection is laid out chronologically on the first floor of the museum. Starting from an archaeological section on the ground floor, which contains noteworthy Roman works dating from the 1st to the 3rd century AD, it follows to the largest historical collection of Murano glass in the world, with pieces dating from the 15th to the 20th century, many of them world-famous masterpieces.
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Should I book Museo del Vetro tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Museo del Vetro can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Museo del Vetro tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Museo del Vetro 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Museo del Vetro costs USD 18.04. Guided Museo del Vetro tours start around USD 18.04 per person. See all 1 Museo del Vetro tickets and tours on Viator.
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