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“A great experience in Murano”

Glass Factory Colleoni
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Owner description: Colleoni glass factory invite you to visit us in Murano island. Under reservation will be possible to admire our glass master at work with a multilengual person of our staff that will explain at visitors the different steps and process of glass produccion. Our glass factory give you also the opportunity to make your own Murano glass object with easy level workshop of mosaic technique or with a large chooice of beads create your bracelet or necklace. Children and adults are welcome. Of course you can visit our show rooms and see our large chooice of glass items done by our masters and crafmans. HOW TO REACH US Stop at MURANO FARO you have line 4.1 and 7 from San Marco or line 3 from Piazzale Roma or Train Station. Get off and turn immediately to the right walking along the street next to the canal for 300 metres. Our entrance is on the street at number 12. Somebody confuse us with the glass factory before of us ELLEGI GLASS, if you ask them they will say they don't know us. That's perfect you are just 50 metres from us
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

The Colleoni Glass Factory was recomended by friends that visited Venice last year.
The visit inside the factory includes a demostration of blowing technic and we saw the masters creating a beautiful centretable with the murrina.
After that they proposed to our children a laboratory of glass beads..... absolutely incredible!!
My children made for me a bracelet and not just becouse they made it but the result was absolutely great.
The glass factory is easy to reach, just get off at Faro station (is the second of Murano) and walk for 250 metres on the left hand side, just walk on the waterside, the entrance is on the street, Fondamenta dei battuti N 12.
If you go to Venice don't miss it, the Moro's family is very friendly

7  Thank Yuma M
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We visited Venice and took the quick ride over to Murano to see-- what else-- glass blowing. We didn't want a typical, main-street, tourist glass blowing experience, so a quick visit to Trip Advisor gave us a couple of good options and we headed out. Vetreria Artistica Colleoni was a great choice: off the main street, family owned, and a real FACTORY, not just a glass shop with one guy doing ongoing tourist demonstrations. We were met at the door by Barbara, one of the family members, who conducted around to the back to their glass blowing area. It was a really hot day, but fortunately, their demo is held just outside the main factory, under and awning, so it was a little bit cooler. The glass blowing Master was already working when we arrived, and Barbara described wonderfully in english what he was doing, what he had to do to learn the craft (start at 16, had been doing this for 40 years), and he began making a number of items to show us different techniques. One of the first he did was a glass decanter, which he made, then set aside--and as we watched him blow other items, it slowly began to crack up-- the reason they use cooling ovens to slowly cool items. He made a horse, then invited my wife up to "help" make a venetian fish (she said she didn't help much, but just held the tongs, while he moved them.
After that demo, Barbara walked us into the main factory, where the workers were making some glass items (we didn't stay-- it was pretty hot), then into the display/showroom. While they are certainly trying to sell you stuff, the amazing display of glass art was superb and while she was nearby to answer questions, we didn't feel a huge pressure to buy stuff. We did buy some items, as their prices were extremely reasonable, and Barbara wrapped them up to take home. We were skeptical about the survival of these in our luggage, but every item made it home intact-- including the glass horse we bought for our daughter! Viva Barbara and the entire family at Vetreria Artistica Colleoni for a fun experience

11  Thank JohnHMapleValley_WA
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Together with my boyfriend, I visited the isle of Murano, known and famous for glassmaking. There are many glassfactory's on Murano, but I can highly recommend the glassfactory Vetreria Artistica Colleoni snc! First the shop with beautiful objects and gifts, made of glass. We got a very warm welcome in the shop. Thereafter we got a tour through the factory, first we could see the making of an art piece of glass, then a guided tour through the gallery and all the glassart works exposition. Amazing how many beautifull objects, from very small and tiny to huge artworks! The employee of the factory/shop showed us around and by telling we could hear he was very proud on everything exposed there.
When visiting the isle of Murano, stop at Vetreria Artistica Colleoni snc and see with your own eyes the amazing and beautifull art pieces of glass! And not to forget: experience the excellent service from the employees, the shopowner and designers!

5  Thank Laura S
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Upon our visit to the Murano island off Venice in Italy, we were amazed and mystified by the Vetreria Artistica Colleoni blown glass factory and shop, there were stunning masterpieces of glass work and sculptures and amazing service by the owner and designer and his colleagues. This family run business welcomed us with warmth and amazement for their beautiful works of art and incredible service. The quality of work is beyond satisfaction and absolute perfection. The owner took care of all the shipping and admin work involved and ensured our glass sculptures reached us in the perfect and ideal condition in which we bought them. The sculptures were shipped promptly with no hassles or complication at all. I would recommend them to anyone I know thats traveling to Venice. It's a must see. I will go back for sure!

4  Thank MelissaJean242
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Reviewed January 6, 2011

I came across this Company at the Fair “Maison and Objet” in Paris and in their exhibitor stand there was some huge masterpieces of their incredible artistic glass production.
I have a gift shop in Barcelona and I am specialized in glass items.
The design, the quality and the shipping organization is superb.
I highly recommend a visit in their glass factory located in Murano before shopping somewhere else.
If you buy directly from the factory you get the best price

4  Thank Valentina77bar
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