Category: Venice, Murano

What’s happening in Venice and Murano, Meet the artisans.

Abate Zanetti in Murano – Technical School

Murano, Murano School of Glass,Abate Zanetti

Murano has converted the Abate Zanetti School of Glass into a technical institute. Abbot Vincenzo Zanetti founded the school in 1826 as a design school for the glass workers of Murano, fought to improve the living and working conditions on the island and pay standards. It continues to offer glass classes attended by blowers and bead makers from…

Tips for Visiting Venice and Murano

Venice Tips & Places This week one of our customers asked us for recommendations in Venice and Murano. Since many of you may be planning travels. We’ll share a few of our tips with you Visiting a Furnace: There are 2 ways, 1) DELUXE: Ask at your hotel who always has an arrangement with a…

Lino Tagliapietra Exhibit

Today we went to the Tagliapietra exhibit in the Palazzo Franchetti (by the Accademia bridge). You begin with a engaging video which has not only the Venetians but nearly every important American Glass Blower.  Lino began work in the Seguso furnace at 11 years old as an apprentice.  He went on to work extensively in…