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A very informative and interesting museum which would have benefited from more translation on the information boards. Looked relatively new and well designed and allow about an hour for a good look around the two levels.
While in Piegaro, Tom Webb, owner of L'Antica Vetreria gave us a tour of the Museo del Vetro. This museum provided an interesting overview of glass blowing and making. Tom was able to provide a lot about the history of glass making in Piegaro.
Tom Webb, owner of L'Antica Vetreria, led us on a very interesting tour of this museum and former glass factory. We saw how sand was heated to form glass and how the workers extracted molten glass from the pool, which was heated by wood fire....More
In 1292 the rulers of Venice decreed that all glass blowing was to move to the island of Murano, as this was a way to protect the city from burning from the glass workshops. The artists became virtual prisoners to their craft as the Venetians...More