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Nuova Venier Glassworks

54/B, FDM. Navagero, 30141 Murano, Italy
+39 0415 274 467
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As featured in Venice for young kids
Ranked #8 of 23 shopping in Murano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located on the famous-for-blown-glass island of Murano, this operation produces artistic and decorative objects such as lamp posts, sculptures, and... more » Owner description: Located on the famous-for-blown-glass island of Murano, this operation produces artistic and decorative objects such as lamp posts, sculptures, and Venetian-style chandeliers. « less
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were accosted in St Marks Square and promised a free round trip by water taxi to see a "glass blowing demonstration on the island of Murano organized by the Council of Venice", said the retired aged salesman who wore a badge stating "Council of Venice" (in English). He was very insistent that this was not a scam. We agreed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

The trip to Murano was beautiful, as I took my mother on vacation for our first experience to Italy to see our family heritage.. When visiting Murano factory..def sales people interested you in purchase..4000 Eur later, walked away with purchasing a beautiful mirror..shipping is very expensive and not included with price..ask for certificate for product (I received in shipment), and... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the water taxi trip out to the glass factory. We enjoyed the demonstration of glass making as well as our escorted tour around the various artists rooms which displayed their truly amazing glass art. There was no real high pressure to buy but you know that having given you a free ride to visit the factory there is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Brief visit but very impressed! A must see for everyone in Venice. Very friendly staff and a fantastic free demonstration of a glass bottle and horse ornament.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Our hotel, Londra Palace, arranged our free boat ride to Murano to visit this factory. The boat ride itself was enjoyable, and a nice way to see things in Venice. It was cold and drizzly, with only a few other people on the tour and in the factory. We watched the demonstration and were taken around the showroom by Eugene.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My husband, our best friends, and I were unknowingly led to this establishment under the assumption of a free ride to Murano. After already having 72 hour vaporetto passes, thus free transportation, our hotel insisted that we should take the "free" boat they provided to Murano. We arrived at the back (water side) entrance of this establishment and were forced... More

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Roberto L, Direttore generale at Nuova Venier Glassworks, responded to this review
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Gentile Signora, mi rincresce constatare il Suo disappunto per la visita nella nostra ditta. Mi preme innanzi tutto scrivere che... More

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

When in Venice, I wanted to find a statement piece, a Murano Glass Sculpture. While it is true that once you are in their store, they try to keep you "occupied". I had found a piece of sculpture that I just could not help coming back to. The gentlemen (2 Alberto's) that were helping me were more than accommodating moving... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I must object to those who call this visit a 'mousetrap' etc. Yes, the sales people are professionally pushing the visitors into buying some glass, but this is what they are paid to do. The exhibition is very interesting, and the delivery of the items we had purchased was impeccable. Good packing, too, not a single damaged item upon arrival.

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Worcester, MA
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Our wonderful Hotel Igea in Venice arranged this free trip to Murano Island (there's also another island called Burano which is further away). To be honest, I had very different expectations from Murano. My parents were there in the late 50's when I was little and did bring me a souvenir from Murano, a tiny little glass mouse, very cute... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We arranged a trip to this glassworks through our hotel, and a free water taxi was laid on for us, at the time we requested. We were a little apprehensive as we had heard stories of high pressure sales techniques after accepting a free ride. We need not have bothered. The visit to the factory was amazing to see the... More

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