Venice: Murano Island Glass Blowing Demo and Workshop
- Duration: 1 hour
It was amazing. Everyone was so nice and explained the history of glass making with a demonstration making a candy dish and then making a horse. We then made glass bead bracelets before entering the showroom. Each room was covered with glass and more amazing then the next. Needless to say we bought different pieces of glass and they are shipping them home to us for free. Overall it was a great experience. The island is just for glass making and everything closes at 5pm so dont expect to stay any longer then that. Also best idea is to get and all day water bus ticket to use for getting around beforehand and make sure to get to the meeting place early
Amazing glass blowing demo. Explained very well by the staff. The process from blob of glass to be transformed into a vase or intricately moulded into an animal was a truly amazing thing to watch. The workshop after the demo was fun to do and very nice to be able to take something home you have made. The factory where you can buy some of the masterpieces the glass masters have produced was for me the best part of the tour. To see and appreciate the works of art was breathtaking. I shall return one day to purchase one for my home. Staff were informative and so friendly. Highly recommend a visit.
Alicia was a terrific guide. She was on time, she was friendly and informative on a range of subjects, and she was very accommodating to my child's curiosity about the city and the food. Best of all, she kept the tour moving; I have been on many walking tours where the guide will stop the group and stand in one place for five or ten solid minutes to cover some information or other. Alicia had the perfect balance of walking, walking and talking, and occasionally stopping as necessary. Highly recommended.
A great tour for those of you who want to get some interesting historical background about Venice while eating and drinking. What a great combination. We enjoyed it very much, our guide Alice was absolutely amazing, we could continue the entire day with her. She was fun, super knowledgeable and the places she took us to were delicious. Come hungry! The quantity of food was insane.
Much better value than a lot of the other food tours out there. Our guide Alice was fantastic, very knowledgeable about Venice and local food. Do this on your first day like we did; you will get lots of helpful tips to use during your stay!