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Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro

Calle dei Morti 2251 | Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
+39 041 520 1802
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Ranked #2 of 151 Shopping in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: To purchase my studio is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.30 To 18.00. On request and payment I perform demonstrations with explanations of the... more » Owner description: To purchase my studio is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.30 To 18.00. On request and payment I perform demonstrations with explanations of the production process for up to 5 people. « less
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had read about Mauro's shop and demonstrations on Trip Advisor and since we did't really want to spend the time to go to Murano thought this would be a great break from the typical sight-seeing and crowds of Venice. We arrived at Mauro's shop (no issues finding it with Google Maps) to unfortunately find the windows dark and door... More

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Gresham, Oregon
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Being a glass artist I have a heavy basis for other glass people. Mauro is no acceptation to this great group of people. Mauro took the time to demonstrate to my friend what lampwork glass is, something I haven't done in the 8 years I have know her. LOL. He also took time to take us for drinks and show... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We emailed Mauro just prior to leaving for Venice, and fortunately he was free to see my husband and I. Mauro spent almost an hour with us and happily answered all of our questions during his demonstration. We had a very enjoyable time, learning the basics and observing the magic ! We purchased one of Mauro's pieces and it will... More

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Geldrop, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

For me as a lampworker it was so nice to come back to Mauro's place after being there earlier this year. But this time I was there with my family and now they also could enjoy him working behind the torch. The last time I saw him made a seashell and now it was a beautifull clownfish! Mauro is a... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We booked an appointment with Mauro by emailing him. If you go to his website, his email is located there. He said that it was 20 euro a person to watch him make something which would last about 20-30 minutes. However, if you decide to buy something, the money will go toward that purchase. I decided to buy the shell... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We had seen reviews of Mauro's demonstration and thought it would be a great way to see real glass making without schlepping our family of five to Murano. It was even better than we'd hoped! Mauro is not only an amazing craftsman but also charming, informative, and welcoming. We did not feel pressured to buy but did purchase a couple... More

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Tournefeuille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

There are not enough words that can describe how amazing Mauro and his skills are. We emailed in advance to advise the dates of our visit, he emailed back very promptly advising of our appointment time. We arrived a little disheveled after following google maps (which aren't the best in Venice!!) he put the air con in to cool us... More

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Pittsburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We saw the great reviews of Mauro's studio and just had to visit on our pre-cruise trip to Venice. He did not disappoint. My family of four, after enduring a red-eye flight from the US and Venice's notorious "streets" (not the canals, but the alleyways that too often end in a canal or a wall) finally found Mauro's studio (not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Our family group of 7 (3 are 50+; 4 are between 20 and 23) made a reservation to see Mauro's demonstration on July 12th after I read about him on TripAdvisor. The rave reviews were on target--it was such a pleasure to watch this very talented artist at work, crafting a beautiful fish made of glass and silver leaf. My... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited at the beginning of June as my boyfriend and I had never seen glass being blown before and we weren't keen on taking a trip to Murano for the short time we had in Venice. It was my boyfriend who emailed in advance to set the time to see this. Mauro was lovely and showed us a demonstration... More

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