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New Murano Gallery in Venice

Glass blowing in Venice

New Murano Gallery in Venice


If you visit Venice make sure that you take a trip to the island of Murano to gain first hand insight into the age-old technique of glass-blowing.

In the year 1291, in the face of the growing threat of fire hazard, the Venetian Serenissima Republic decreed that all glass factories must be transferred from Venice to the nearby island of Murano. Thus began the legendary Murano glassblowing industry, and ever since the glass-blowing Art has been synonymous with the name Murano.

The long and fascinating history of Murano Art evolved from the murrine, filigree, reticello; and glass-blowing Art grows between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, through the exuberant Baroque, and grows in the flourishing Neoclassicism and nineteenth century “revivals”.

The most important works from each period are still being reproduced today, but the traditional creative spirit keeps seeking for new shapes with which contemporary themes can be expressed.

On display at the New Murano Gallery are handmade chandeliers, created with century-old basic tools, remarkably light drinking glasses, etched and ornamented mirrors, vases in various shapes and colours, modern sculptures and numerous other objects, among which are creations of the imagination and creativity of the glass Masters.

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In the year 1291, in the face of the growing threat of fire hazard, the Venetian Serenissima Republic decreed that all glass factories must be transferred from Venice to the nearby island of Murano. Thus began the legendary Murano glassblowing industry, and ever since the glass-blowing Art has been synonymous with the name Murano.

The long and fascinating history of Murano Art evolved from the murrine, filigree, reticello; and glass-blowing Art grows between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, through the exuberant Baroque, and grows in the flourishing Neoclassicism and nineteenth century “revivals”.

The most important works from each period are still being reproduced today, but the traditional creative spirit keeps seeking for new shapes with which contemporary themes can be expressed.

On display at the New Murano Gallery are handmade chandeliers, created with century-old basic tools, remarkably light drinking glasses, etched and ornamented mirrors, vases in various shapes and colours, modern sculptures and numerous other objects, among which are creations of the imagination and creativity of the glass Masters.

New Murano Gallery in Venice
e: info@newmuranogallery.it
ph: +39 41 527 4633
www.newmuranogallery.it


How to get from Venice to Murano:

In order to reach Murano from Venice, you need to take the vaporetto (water buses). The journey from Venice to Murano takes about 10-20 minutes depending on which part of Venice you are at. If you are taking the vaporetto frequently when you are at Venice, it is suggested that you buy the day tickets which are much cheaper and allow unlimited travel within the time given. Below are useful information:

Vaporetto day tickets:
One way = 6 euros
12 hours = 13 euros
24 hours = 15 euros
36 hours = 20 euros
72 hours = 30 euros

Vaporetto numbers from Venice to Murano: 12, 13, 41, 42, 71, 72

Vaporetto stops at Murano: Faro, Colonna, Navagero, Museo, Venier, Serenella, Da Muia

If you are not sure of the vaporetto numbers, the best way is to ask the staff at the vaporetto station where you want to go and they will tell you the best vaporetto number to take.

Prefer something a bit more luxurious?
Hire a private water taxi. It is much more pricey but it is an amazing experience and you will feel just like James Bond!

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