The magic art of glassblowing
Excursions & day trips

The magic art of glassblowing

Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Japanese
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 35 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the famous Murano art of glassblowing
  • Visit a glass factory showroom located near Saint Mark's Square
  • Attend a demonstration by a master artisan
  • Receive a small glass as a souvenir of this unforgettable visit
What to expect

An unforgettable experience that will open your eyes to the fascinating world of manufacturing and glassblowing art. You will have the opportunity to see a glass craftsman creating a unique item right in front of you, demonstrating and explaining the ancient technique and phases of production. You will discover this ancient art created by the Romans who, on the run from barbarians, established the city of Venice.

You may feel the warmth, the smells and the sounds of the furnace and you will see the clever hands of the artisan mold the glass in front of your eyes which, just like magic, will be transformed into a unique object. Thanks to the work of a millennial artisan culture that has been handed down from one generation to another, the glassblowing art is now recognized today as a worldwide symbol of beauty.

Venetians use glass to mold many daily items such as: cups, glasses, dishes, mirrors and lamps. This art of molding glass into all these versatile items was one of the most safeguarded secrets in the Venetian Republic.

You will live this experience in Saint Mark's Square in an old Glass Factory Showroom where you will see objects being made with glass.

At the end of your experience you will be given a little glass gift for each couple or each family, as a souvenir of this visit.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Glassblowing demonstration by a master artisan in a glass factory located in Venice
    • A small glass souvenir for every couple or family
    Reduced price
    • Children 0-11 years old: free of charge
    Where

    1758 S. MARCO, Venezia, VE 30124, 30124 Venezia VE, Italia

    Meeting point:

    In front of the Art Shop Testolini: San Marco 1758, in Bacino Orseolo. A staff representative will be waiting for you with the sign GLASS BLOWING TOUR.

    When
    • Every day at 12.00pm or 02.30pm
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    Provider
    Venice City Tour
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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