Both tours of Saturday, 9th September will take you to discover Murrina glassmaking!
Without a shadow of a doubt the best known of the many techniques used by the Murano glassmakers, it is perhaps also the oldest! In fact, its origins date back to the time of the ancient Romans when, in 61 B.C., Pompey brought back from Alexandria some vases called "murrha" which, with their colourful reflections, became one of the most sought-after luxury goods in the ancient world. Today, the term 'murrine' refers to small miniature mosaics made from glass canes that are revealed when the cane is cut into thin cross-sections. Are you curious to learn more and see how a murrina is created? Our guide will take you to the Vianello Murrine workshop where Davide will show you the fascinating artistic process of making a millefiori murrina using complex techniques that are a family secret, handed down through the generations.
Photo Credit: Vianello Murrine
Morning tour: 11.00|12.30
Afternoon tour: 15.00|16.30
Meeting Point: Murano Faro ACTV stop – TVGW Totem
Price: 15€ pp
Reduced > 12 € for children 6|14 years old and Venetians (on ID card presentation)
Children up to 6 years of age free
Languages: Italian and English
Telephone Number: + 39 327 973 4885
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