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19 19
Sep Sep
2022 2022

Tours By Nexa – Murano: the great master glassmakers - combining passion and experimentation

Event organised by Nexa - Event & Travel Designers
The morning tour is dedicated to the historic Venini brandname, the glass company that for over a hundred years has been creating distinctive pieces that blend traditional art with the appeal of contemporary aesthetics. Thanks to our guide, you will get to know the "World of Venini", which has always stood out for the extremely particular workmanship of the masters, as well as for the wide range of colours. At the end of this exciting visit, you will walk with our guide along the Rio dei Vetrai, the canal that divides the island of San Pietro from that of Santo Stefano, to discover some of the iconic sights and ancient legends of this magical island. SOLD OUT

The afternoon tour explores two worlds ostensibly diametrically opposed: a company founded in 2017 and one of Murano's oldest furnaces. These realities share a love of glassmaking and innovation: the first is Wave Murano Glass headed by Roberto Beltrami, Murano's youngest master glassmaker, who, after graduating in physics in Boston, fell in love with glass and introduced an innovative approach to its processing. At the other end of the spectrum is Barbini Specchi Veneziani, founded in 1927, where, in Murano, three generations of expert craftsmen excelling in mirror-making technique still personally follow every step of the process, from design, cutting, bevelling, and engraving,to silvering and assembling. Did you know that Barbini mirrors can also be found at the Palace of Versailles?

Event Timings

Monday 19 September From 11:00 am To 12:30 pm
Monday 19 September From 3:00 pm To 4:30 pm
Venini
Barbini. Ph. Federica Lazzarini
Wave Murano Glass. Roberto Beltrami
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Tours By Nexa – Murano: the great master glassmakers - combining passion and experimentation

Meeting Point: Murano Faro ACTV stop - The Italian Glass Weeks Totem - 30141 Murano, Venezia

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