Murano glass blowing demonstration
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A free glass blowing demonstration on the island of Murano in Venice.If you are looking for a free glass blowing demonstration in Murano with no sales pitch afterwards, this might be the one for you.
Great! Interesting and no sales pitch
This listing is a bit vague as I don't know the name of the factory! We took the 4.1 vaporetto to Murano and got off at the stop called Murano/Colonna. As you get off, you will see a fellow advertising a free glass blowing demonstration. It's about a 500m walk to the right as you are facing the island from the vaporetto stop and you walk along the shore front promenade and when we got there we waited about 5 minutes for the next demonstration. I have managed to map it exactly so even without the name you should be able to find it! It is a white and blue building with blue and white lollipop sticks out in the water. The demo lasts about 10 minutes and was exactly what we were looking for to show the kids how glass was made. Both the kids (and I) were spellbound, having never seen glass being made before I am amazed at how clever they are to make such amazing things. There was absolutely NO sales pitch afterwards, and you were able to walk through the showroom with no pressure. Some people bought things and some didn't but if you wanted to there were many cheap options to take home a souvenir. Recommended and from what i understand better than the arranged (expensive) tours sold by tour operators where you then face extreme pressure to buy afterwards.
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