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The palace began as a patrician residence , in 1689 , the Museum of Glass in Venice was founded in 1861 on the initiative of Antonio Colleoni , then mayor of Murano and the abbot Vincenzo Zanetti , a lover of art of glass , with the idea of ​​establishing an archive of evidence of the history and life of the island.

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The palace began as a patrician residence, in 1689, the Museum of Glass in Venice was founded in 1861 on the initiative of Antonio Colleoni, then mayor of Murano and the abbot Vincenzo Zanetti, a lover of art of glass, with the idea of ​​establishing an archive of evidence of the history and life of the island. Soon, the archive takes over the museum, thanks to numerous donations of old and contemporary glass from the furnaces of Murano, in the second half of the nineteenth century have started to work intensively. In support of their activities, the Abbot Zanetti in 1862 attaches to the museum is also a school where glassmakers study design and the windows of the past preserved there. After the annexation of Murano to the City Council in 1923, the museum becomes part of the heritage of the city, the collections are reordered in 1932 by Giulio Lorenzetti and Nino Barbantini and enriched with glasses of other civic collections Venetian. The museum acquires so precious pieces of Renaissance and later, thanks to deposits of the Archaeological Superintendence, an important nucleus of ancient glass from excavations. Purchases and donations continue over time to increase the collections, even of contemporary works.

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Pick-upVenice
Duration / Validity02 Hours
Type of serviceGuided Tour, Private Tour
LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Spanish
CountryItaly
Type of ExperienceCultural, Special Interest
Departure TypeCollective, Individual

Terms of Cancellation

Cancellation: 72 hours before no penalty
Cancellation: after 72 hours, 100% cancellation fee will be charged (no refund)

What's Included

  • Private Guide

  • Local taxes

  • Entrance ticket

Highlights

  • Take a 2-hour guided tour of Museum of Glass in Venice

  • Learn about the rich history of the Museum of Glass in Venice from your tour guide

  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a maximum of 10 guests

What to remember

  • Authorized Guide is availability in the following languages: English, Spanish and Italian.

  • Visiting a museum, please remember that for the groups from 5 participants, the audioguide rent is mandatory at en extra cost.

  • In case of no-show, the service will not be refunded.

  • Access to the Museums and Churches is guaranteed only with an appropriate clothing: so sleeveless shirts, hats, shorts and miniskirts are forbidden.

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Museum of Glass Guided Tour

Museum of Glass Guided Tour

The palace began as a patrician residence , in 1689 , the Museum of Glass in Venice was founded in 1861 on the initiative of Antonio Colleoni , then mayor of Murano and the abbot Vincenzo Zanetti , a lover of art of glass , with the idea of ​​establishing an archive of evidence of the history and life of the island.

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