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visit to see Murano Glass

My husband and I visited Venier to see venetian glass blowing. We were amazed at how many... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Jill K
Opotiki, New Zealand
Was kind of what I expected an offer for a free ride.

This trip was what I kind of expected when someone offers a free boat taxi to go to see their... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Pleasanton, California
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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.
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Fondamenta Andrea Navagero 54/B, 30141 Murano, Italy
+39 041 527 4467
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience Apart from watching them blowing glass and making items We had a chance to walk around their showroom. This is amazing. Chandeliers at €45000 to little items of €30 You name it they have made it. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel reception staff suggested we take a trip out to Murano. They set up a water taxi to take us there. We were met by Ander, who took us to the glass blower exhibit, where we watched them make some interesting designs in a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Venier Glass Works on the island of Murano (Venice) on Sunday morning, which is reserved for visits from Hotels. A water taxi (20 mins) took us to the Island. We were greeted by Adriano who gave us a full tour of the works...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

My husband and I visited Venier to see venetian glass blowing. We were amazed at how many beautiful pieces were exhibited and and the amount of different types of pieces, all very beautiful and displayed so well. We enjoyed the demonstration of how the glass...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jill K
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Just to counter the miserable travellers that feel obliged to be negative on here. Why didn't you just stay in your miserable little hovels back home? Why bother coming to a place like Venice? How many times are the average traveller going to be able...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

We were approached by a man offering us a free water taxi ride and a glass blowing demonstration. I knew that we should ignore it and continue on our way to the ferry but my friend thought that we should go and off we went....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

This trip was what I kind of expected when someone offers a free boat taxi to go to see their factory and watch the glass being blown in to beautiful pieces of art you kind of figure there is a catch. So yes 6 of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Yes, we were convinced to take the “free” water taxi to the Venier factory. Yes, the galleries were jaw-dropping. And yes, we bought 2 amazing glass sculptures. But now that our purchases are safely delivered (never seen packing like it!) we take delight in enjoying...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We stepped off the ferry from San Clemente Palace hotel at Piazza San Marco and were almost immediately accosted by a gentlemen from Venice council as shown by a label on him. It was in English - we should have twigged. He offered a free...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Venier SRL L, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Venier, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

... we read with great pleasure his review that made us laugh not a little, especially the suggestion to move the toilets in a place more suitable for an emergency escape. We will ask the City of Venice and our architect to immediately move the...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

If it sounds to good to be true, it generally is! We were impressed with the small demonstration of glass blowing, only to later find out that this is not where it is all made. The guide we had spoke fluent English and had worked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Ben H | Reviewed this property |
Please note that they tell you your art is tax free but we had to pay $280 import duty from the shipper (DHL) which is essentially a tax Wasn't expecting that
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Response from JeffreyAu | Reviewed this property |
I suggest they contact Mr. Grazian0 at: Telephone Number: 041 736000 - 041 736667 041 736702 - 041 5274467
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Response from JeffreyAu | Reviewed this property |
I suggest they contact Mr. Grazian0 at: Telephone Number: 041 736000 - 041 736667 041 736702 - 041 5274467