The magic of glass art this September.
Venice is known as the city of glass, with the heart of its glass-making industry on the island of Murano where, in its fornaci – its many workshops of every shape and size – master glass-makers craft all manner of objects to decorate our homes.
For the last couple of years, during the second week in September, the city has played host to The Venice Glass Week, a fascinating event dedicated to the production of every possible item made of glass, from the decorative to the everyday, and mixtures of the two.
Exhibitions and fringe events will be taking place all over the city, including of course on the island of Murano, where visitors can admire the masterpieces created right there and watch glass-making in action in some of the fornaci.
It is a fantastic opportunity to completely immerse yourself in the beauty of glass and learn more about this material, how it is made and its history.
This year’s event runs from 7 to 15 September. You can find all the important information and a sneak peek of what awaits on the organiser’s website: www.theveniceglassweek.com