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On the island of Murano, glassmaking is an age-old tradition still famous and thriving to this day. From the blowing of pieces to their engraving, the steps of creation are all here to discover: follow our ten recommendations to get the chance to see the excellence of glassmaking through craftspeople, shops and museums dedicated to it.

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1 Master Artisan Cesare Toffolo Lampworker Cesare Toffolo mixes tradition with modernity, creating reproductions of objects inspired from 16th-century paintings. Fondamenta Vetrai 37, Murano,
30141 Venice, Italy
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2 Shop Palazzo Barovier & Toso The Palazzo is a showroom dedicated to the finest glass creations, presented in a display of lights, shapes and atmospheres. Fondamenta Manin 1/D,
30141 Murano, Italy
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:30 More
3 Shop Venini The largest and most prestigious glassmaker of Venice, in the Venini shop you can admire and acquire their various creations. Fondamenta Vetrai 47, Murano,
30141 Venice, Italy
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 More
4 Master Artisan Simone Cenedese Glassblower Simone Cenedese is a glassblower inspired by contemporary art; his work mixes a modern style with traditional methods. 6 Calle Bertolini, Murano,
30141 Venice, Italy
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5 Museum Murano Glass Museum The Murano Glass Museum showcases various periods of glassmaking, from the Roman period to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. 6 Calle Bertolini, Murano,
30141 Venice, Italy
Monday to Sunday 10:30 - 18:00 More
6 Master Artisan Giovanni & Vincenzo Barbini Mirror maker Brothers Giovanni & Vincenzo Barbini are specialised in the making of traditional Venetian mirrors, as well as restoration. Calle dietro gli Orti 7,
30141 Murano, Italy
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7 Guided tour Visit a glassmaking museum NasonMoretti is one of the oldest glassmaking manufacturers in Murano; its museum will tell you all about the art of glassmaking. Calle dietro gli Orti 12, Murano,
30141 Venice, Italy
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8 Master Artisan Davide Salvadore Glass sculptor Davide Salvadore is from one of the region’s most prominent families in the art of glass, active since the 17th century. Fondamenta da Mula 148,
30141 Venice, Italy
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9 Master Artisan Renzo Toso Fei Glass engraver Renzo Toso Fei comes from a family of glass artists in Murano established since 1300, and he has followed in their footsteps to specialise in glass engraving. Ramo delle Conterie 3,
30141 Venice, Italy
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10 Guided tour Tour a glassworks Learn all about glassworks with a visit to a workshop where you will see master glassmakers demonstrating their art. F.ta Andrea Navagero 42, Murano,
30141 Venice, Italy
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