Culture and traditions

Crystal Museum – Venice

In 1861 the Glass Museum on the island of Murano, quickly grew a lot with donations, from past centuries and from manufacturers with their modern creations.

It is not known exactly the origin of the art of glass in Venice, but we do know that it is a true art that dominate.

In the Glass Museum we can take a tour through the history of its elaboration and see archaeological pieces of very high value. In this collection, arranged chronologically, you will find pieces from Roman times, samples of ancient Egyptian glass and Phoenician bottles. Among the more than 4,000 pieces on display, a 330 kilos chandelier and the famous Barovier bridal cup, cobalt blue with polychrome enamels, stand out.

The evolution of the elaboration technique can be seen in works of contemporary origin. Among them, the Barbarian sheet (1914), a glass mosaic created by Zecchin and the works of Martinuzzi, from 1926.

The entry The Museum is € 6.50 and the reduced price is € 4. It is included inside the card Museum pass. It can be visited from November to March between 10 am and 5 pm, and from April to October between 10 am and 6 pm. Wednesdays remain closed. The visit to this Museum is highly recommended.

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