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Murano Glass Museum (Museo del Vetro), Venice

Murano Glass Museum (Museo del Vetro), Venice (must see)

Museo del Vetro is a good place to learn the history of glasswork (including local Murano glass) and the see real examples, some as much as 500 years old! There are a total of 8 rooms with different themes, in which one could spend about an hour reading all the information and looking at the pieces.

Some of the ancient (Syrian) pieces have to be seen to be believed; also the very modern ones. There's also a way to buy a combined ticket to see a glassmaking demo by real masters of the craft.

The palace housing the museum was built in typical Flamboyant Gothic style. In 1659 it became the residence of Bishop Marco Giustinian who later bought the property and donated it to the Torcello diocese. In 1861 it became the town hall of Murano Municipality which used the first floor to house the glass artworks by local artists. Over the following decades, the growing collection of glass artworks gradually took over the entire building. The chandeliers hanging on the ceiling are among the museum's highlights.

Tip:
Do stop by the gift shop – good value and a way to avoid the kitsch in the commercial shops.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm (Nov-Mar); 10am-6pm (Apr-Oct)
Closed: January 1, December 25

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Sight Name: Murano Glass Museum (Museo del Vetro)
Sight Location: Venice, Italy
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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