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Shops @ Rio Dei Vetrai: Shopping for Murano Glass
Situated in the Rio Dei Vetrai or Glassblowers' Canal, are numerous glass workshops where glass blowers can be seen at work.
What to buy: Murano Souvenirs can be purchased from here, yet Murano Souvenirs can also be found practically in any other souvenir shop around Venice.
What to pay: As with anything else in Venice, prices are above average.
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Glass: between art and mystery
What to buy: Since ancient times man has paid an almost mystic- attention to glass, attributing something magical and supernatural to this transparent material.
The glass artisans of Murano produce huge quantities of tourist junk, but they also make inexpensive objects that are tasteful, attractive, and even fun.
Glass beads come in many colors, loose or prestrung in inexpensive necklaces. Realistic-looking hard candy (complete with mock paper wrappers) can be placed in a bowl, displayed on a windowsill, or used as Christmas-tree ornaments. Miniature fishbowls or aquariums cost a little more, but they make perfect gifts for the ichthyologist who has everything.
You'll find a huge assortment of glass objects in shops all over Venice.
What to pay: Vary by the shape, and the size.
Small "caramelas" to big statues.
Murano Glassware: Think Twice About Buying Murano Treasures
Murano glass treasures are amazing! Also, over priced! Buyer beware! For example, I found a little, contorted glass bowl with an opalescent hue that I really wanted. One store had it for €45. I thought it was too expensive and proceeded to go back to another store that had a similar bowl I liked and found they wanted €78. Well, this was no bigger than a small candy dish or dip bowl so for that much money I passed on buying it. To my good fortune, a couple months later, I found the same bowl (from Murano) in a Crate & Barrel store here in the states. I bought it for US$18 or €11 and bought a gigantic bowl for US$36 or €23! I was estatic will my find!
But, I did purchase a beautiful beaded necklace with round Murano beads and polished stones for $78 which I know I would not be able to find back at home. So, use your judgment wisely in making purchases of Murano glass.
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LA BOTTEGA OF THE DREAMS: MASKS AND MAKE-UPS FOR TOURIST
speak to you of they wall in and of the glassworks a whole day would serve but i will try to say what i must say briefly,the glass of they wall in he does not serve to no one howerver it is very beautiful and very difficult to work,to become teacher serve from 25 to the 30 years of hard work and the problem is that today everyone wants to become doctor,or lawyer,so the glassworkers does not produce the quantità request and buy the amount any more the glass which costs motion to taiwan less money this is the reason of the very expensive cost when the done original is bought to they wall in from the true teachers Muranesi.
The worst part is now that if someone sends you to they wall in (for istance the porter of the hotel where you are ) 20% takes on your pourchases if you spend a thousand dollars 200 i am for who has sent you in Murano.
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Island of Murano.: THE Venitian Glass
Not so much one shop as a series of shops. Take your pick, they are all pretty much the same, plying the same glass-blowing trade that is famous the world over.
What to buy: Glass. You can buy just about any price range artwork here, from a small ornament as a present to a large piece for the hallways of the rich and famous. I bought a small glass rose and that was good enough for me. I did see a grand piece involving an orchestra on stage with all of the instruments and players, crowd, the works! Of course, the budget matched the piece, but it looked fantastic!
What to pay: There are no really expensive shops as they all compete really well. If you want a big piece though, you will pay for the luxury. My rose cost $10. The orchestral set piece: $1000 and up.
Venetian blown glass
What to buy: You will find Murano glass everywere in Venice. Some say that is not all 'real' Murano glass but buying something that had the little "M" and the gold sticker that sade MADE IN VENICE was good enough for me.
Murano: Murano Glass
Murano glass dates back to the 1200's. At one time this famous glass was blown in Venice but in 1291, the Venetian Republic ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano because the glassworks represented a fire danger in Venice.
It is so beautiful . There are wonderful treasures to choose from but I settled for the circle multi coloured pendant!!
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Murano Glassware on Island: Buy murano glass
best prices on murano glass are in Murano Island. Go there for shopping.
Murano Island can be reached by boat; trip managers get tourists to groups and carry to Venetian glass workshops. We joined a group of Japanese guys. When we reached the island, everything became clear to me: everything you’ll see is for tourists. It is an art of how each showroom is decorated with Murano ornaments and jewelry. I was surprising, how it is possible create such a finest glass and thin glasses. For 50 euros we were allowed into the workshop to see how to make murano glass. It was an ancient workshop. In this workshop of Italy the continuity is very important. Grandfather, father, son, grandchildren, all the family run the business and transmit the secrets and skills to the followers. I was surprised by the speed of master’s working and blowing vases, another master was doing figures. I do not remember the name of the shop, but there were soooo chic chandeliers. I loved Venetian glass jewelry in the style of murrina. So, at the island there is a largest selection of murano glass jewelry, vases, figurines, and of course the prices are lower. Almost every workshop has its own shop where you can buy gifts and souvenirs to family and friends. I am sure you will not go from this place without buying. We bought avvetturino small figurines, and jewelry, bracelets of the finest Murano glass in marrine gioielli style, this jewelry is loved by the Italians. Traveling throughout the Italy, you can always see an murano glass jewelry on Italian ladies. It looks they love it.
What to buy: buy murano glass jewelry on Island, I suggest to buy venetian glasses, jewelry in avventurina style, gold plated murano glass, marrine gioielli murano glass, vases.
What to pay: 100-1000 USD
Watch glass being made: Glass is worth buying
You can watch the glass makers at work then walk around the shop and buy glass I still have mine, which are safe behind a glass case were it can be seen.
Well they are nice!
What to buy: GLASS glasses to sip your favorite nip or wine.
What to pay: ££-£££ €€€€€€ $$$$
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Any shop on the Murano island: World famous murano glass
Alright, venice is known for many things, especially it's venetian glass. So if you go there you would be foolish not to take the fairly lengthy water bus to the island where this glass is made. The shops that line the canals are filled with so much glass art, you can't pull yourself away from it. You have everything in glass, rings, neckalaces, vases, cartoon characters, earings, statues etc etc.
Many of the jewllery will seem similar but keep looking, there are some shops that are very unique and have beautiful stuff.
I'm going back there this summer just to get more glass rings, which are so rare in north america.
What to buy: whatever your heart desires
What to pay: anything from 2E to over 100E, anything your budget can manage
What to buy: Among many things, Venice is known for its blown glass. You can find shops all around the city where you can purchase blown glass in several different forms, from decorative art pieces, to chandeliers, to goblets, to jewelry - pretty much anything you can think of. Just remember to make sure you have a safe way to ship it home!
What to pay: It depends on what you want to buy - how big it is, how much work went into it, etc.
Anywhere!: Murano glass
On the island of Murano they are warehouses and workshops - in Venice itself just the selling end predominates.
What to buy: What you are happy to have shipped - glass can be a heavy item of luggage no matter how light it seems at the time.
Murano handy craft
A shop to buy handmade Glass crafts, origine of the island Murano.But it is very exclusive and expensive. For some small pieces you have to pay up to 1000 euro
What to buy: Local Crafts
What to pay: Creditcard
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