Venetian glass Museum

Venetian glass Museum

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Murano
  • Address: Fondamenta Marco Giustinian, 8

Italy has always been famous among tourists and vacationers for its centuries-old landmarks and monuments. But most often people visit the Venetian glass Museum, which is located on the island of Murano. On this island there lived only the best masters of glass blowing, they knew, in their work, some of the traditions for the production of various products made of glass have survived to this day. At the present time the Museum has not lost its popularity, so every year it attracts thousands of people who appreciate the art of glass.


   For the first time the Museum of Murano was opened in 1861, when the country was experiencing crisis and recession that concerned glass products. The founder of the Museum can be called Vincenzo Zanetti, known at the time of the collector. When the Museum first opened, the exhibits were made by the founders, but after some time when the Museum was opened a school for glass blowers. The rest of the collection was replenished with skilled pupils.


Now the Venetian glass Museum is located in one of Murano’s palaces of XVII century and is situated in the Palace to this day. The Museum presents exhibits of Egyptian glass, the specimens of Roman jewelry, and small statues from around the world. But, of course, a large part of the exhibits is a product of Venetian glass. Is: small vases, miniature figurines, jewellery, necklace, and rings.


Special attention in this Museum deserves glassware: fragile jars of different colors and shades, small and large plates that are striking in their luxury, bowls, glasses, decanters, all of these products thrill in the shower after watching them. The Museum also features different vases and carafes in the shape of animals and birds. All products are made in the style of Renaissance, Baroque and many other styles.

Today, the Museum is very popular, people come here to look at handmade items that are stored in the Museum for hundreds of years.