MURANO & BURANO: AN ARTISAN SHOPPING TOUR
A visit to Venice cannot be considered complete without a boat trip to the islands of Murano and Burano, world known since time immemorial respectively for glass and lace making (see our: MORE ABOUT THIS TOUR section for a more exhaustive survey).
We suggest this private water-taxi tour to those that travel with in mind the idea of bringing back not just photos, videos and souvenirs, but are not really satisfied if they don’t dig out some ‘treasure’, some precious ‘gems’, either to embellish their homes or…themselves!
Our task will be that of bringing you to some of the most genuine artisans’ workshops on both islands, and we shall be happy to introduce you to the men and women that, with an eye to innovation and modern world needs, are still proudly and stubbornly carrying on an almost legendary tradition.
The island of Murano has been famous for goblets, chalices, and glasses of any kind since the XV century, while mirrors and chandeliers came a bit later. Venetian lamp made beads were exported everywhere.
In more recent years (XX century through our days) high end designers from all over the world have been using the skills of its glass masters to produce a phantasmagoric variety of objects, such as vases, sculptures, and larger installations. While techniques and raw materials do not really change, experiments about shape, color, and style,
- Murano family owned glass furnaces
- Burano lace family run workshop
- private boat tour of the Northern Lagoon
Would you like to bring back home a bit of Venetian-ness? Something that will give a unique touch to your home, no matter your style, classic, contemporary, informal, minimal, fusion…?
Or, instead, are you in the mood of changing or enriching your look with a very special jewel or garment? Thinking about a particular event you will attend? Or just for your own collection?
Your moment has arrived then, on the steps of legions of travelers of any time, to visit (with us!) the almost legendary islands of Murano and Burano, both located few miles north of Venice, that we shall reach by private water taxi.
A bit of history is now necessary: Venice’s geographic position and commercial power made it an important trading center between Europe and the Middle East. Enameling on glass, a specialty of Syrian
DRESS CODE AND ADVICE
- No dress code.
- If shopping is not your main interest please check all the other tours
- We offer in the LAGOON & ISLANDS section.
- During weekends and major holidays most glass furnaces are not operating.
- In August many glass workshops are only partially in activity (apply for updates!)
- for private parties (max 6 people) = 890 euro
- cost includes private water taxi transportation and expert assistant.
- It is a 4 hour tour.