Similar to the Lace Museum, the Murano Glass Museum, which is, it too, run by MUVE, is not located in Venice, but in Murano, an island which is, it too, part of the Venetian Lagoon. The museum was founded in 1861, and since then it has been sheltered by an old monumental building, namely, the Giustinian Palace. This building has had its history pegged out by moments of architectural alterations and ownership changes. But the edifice aside, the inner patrimony of the museum is worth all the attention visitors can pay to its collections.

The exhibits piece out the history of the glass production, but the unchallenged highlights refer to three chandeliers in the central room on the first floor, of which one (the central one) is the most spectacular. It was created by Giovanni Fuga and Lorenzo Santi, and given its decorative and structural complexity, it was awarded the gold medal at the first Murano Glass Exhibition (which took place in 1864). Another highlight of the central room refers to its ceiling, splendidly frescoed by Francesco Zugno in collaboration with Francesco Zanchi. The masterpiece dates back to the 18th century.

MUVE has been managing the Murano Glass Museum since 1923. Given this context, visitors who hold a Museum Pass can enjoy substantial discounts in terms of admission ticket price.

Murano Glass Museum (Museo del Vetro)
8, Fondamenta Giustinian, 30121, Murano, Italy
0039 041 739586
0039 041 739586
[email protected]
Opening hours:
1st April to 31st October: 10am to 6pm; 1st November to 31st March: 10am to 5pm
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