where to go for best selection of glasswork? My husband and I enjoyed the glass museum in Murano. Rick Steves Show More Show Less 2 of 2 Giotto's early-14th-century frescoes are wonderfully preserved in Padua's Scrovegni Chapel. Murano, Italy is actually a series of 7 islands in Venice connected by bridges. AND DEFINATELY eat at the restaurant he suggests I agree with John, Murano is most charming to walkthrough. Did you get off at the first stop? Rick and wife. You can also by a day pass, a 7-day pass, a 12-hour pass, etc. I've been there a few times, but haven't been to Murano for many years. Cultural highlights of Stockholm, Sweden's capital, include gourmet reindeer and vodka; sailing the archipelago. Venice was at the end of our trip in Sept. We spent an afternoon there and really enjoyed how different the atmosphere was from Venice. Visit the island of Murano and Burano on a glass and lace tour from Venice. Rick Steves was married to his longtime girlfriend Anne Steves. Noté /5. We visited in March before the official tourist season began. Tour Account › Travel Forum › Home / Travel Forum / Italy / Murano; Please sign in to post. Steves also has a public radio travel show called Travel with Rick Steves (2005−present) and has authored numerous travel guides, the first of which was the popular Europe Through the Back Door. Fri, 5/29 at 5:00 pm on Austin PBS Create. The adjoining shop was closed but she opened up to let us in to look. Shop Our Holiday Sale. This topic has been automatically closed due to a period of inactivity. Are prices better at shops farther from the vaporetto stops? ©2020 Rick Steves' Europe, Inc. | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy. The island of Murano is renowned for its long tradition of glass-making. Be sure and check hours and days of operation. I would like to hear your Murano experiences. However, there was a little shop that we walked into and just admiring the glass. Any advice from visitors would be great! True, the glass is probably more expensive. ©2020 Rick Steves' Europe, Inc. | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy. True Murano glass is translucent and obviously blown. If your staying on the Fondamente...great...just take the LN line which takes you directly to Murano...then on to Burano, if you want. As a side note, we did buy some larger glass jewelry and small vases in Venice and not in Murano. I did not buy any jewelry until we went to Murano, and I almost didn't buy any there until we passed this one little shop and discovered some very unique lampworked earrings. Join Rick and his team of travel-savvy teachers every Monday night on Zoom as we explore Europe (and beyond) together. That I really had to look for in the stores, not everyone carried the watches. Both sides of the canal are loaded with nice little shops. I bought lots of small glass pendants in Venice itself for gifts. Much of the stuff in the shops is very similar, and of course, pricier the closer you get to San Marco Square! And I bought some lovely glass beads in a shop in an alleyway--was totally lost. My Account. Its fantasy-world atmosphere of elegant decay is like nowhere else in Europe. Prices in Venice are lower because it probably wasn't actually made in Murano, but in China. Explore Europe with Rick Steves, best-selling travel author and host of public television's "Rick Steves' Europe" and public radio's "Travel with Rick Steves." But the couple gets divorced in 2010. Rick Steves' Europe. The owner talked to us nicely and gave us a very good price on a huge six-light chandelier that had many flowers coming out of it. It was on Murano that glassmakers first figured out how to make pure, transparent glass and perfected the technique called millefiori -- "1,000 flowers" -- in which layers of colored glass evoke a many-colored bouquet....continued . We looked in some expensive and unexciting glass stores in the San Marco/Rialto area, then we stumbled across this place. Canal Grande: Vaporetto with Rick Steves - See 41,074 traveler reviews, 28,641 candid photos, and great deals for Venice, Italy, at Tripadvisor. (photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli) (photo: Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli) I love Venice, but when the crowds become unbearable, I make it a point to get out of the center and discover what the surrounding area has to offer. Add to favorites: Description Venice, more than any other European city, has an endlessly seductive charm. Save up to 50% storewide on travel bags, accessories, guidebooks, maps and DVDs. Rick's 48 itineraries include Italy, France, Turkey, Ireland, Britain, Spain, and much more! However, we did buy some things there. If you want to find nice glass beads and pendants -- not the stuff you see in every other souvenire shop -- there is a nice bead shop in the Santa Croce area. - See 487 traveler reviews, 247 candid photos, and great deals for Murano Palace at Tripadvisor. Rick Steves' Europe. We'll start by cruising its lagoon, stopping in fiery Murano for glass, pastel Burano for lace, and murky Torcello for a sense of where Venice was born. Tour Account › Travel Forum › Home / Travel Forum / Italy / Murano and Burano; Please sign in to post. A few years ago I bought glass hearts in a shop in St Mark's Square--probably before the Chinese import influx. And some of our most treasured photos were taken there. In Rick Steves Venice you'll find in-depth Rick-tested information on: ... Venice's Lagoon: Murano, Burano, and Torcello; Near Venice. Both sides of the canal are loaded with nice little shops. They were beautiful, and she had some vintage/antique ones too. morning or afternoon adventure? Posted by Gail (Nashville, TN) on 07/24/07 09:21 AM. Achetez neuf ou d'occasion Santa Croce 1834-1867, My friend was shopping for loose Venetian glass beads for her daughter who makes jewelry. Padua; Vicenza; Verona; Ravenna; And more. Retrouvez Rick Steves' Venice 2002 et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. But with souvenir hawkers everywhere pushing cheap masks, glassy baubles, and lacy doilies, alongside all the usual souvenir trinkets, Venice can come across as little more than a tacky tourist trap. Venice is famous for its glass, for centuries blown here on the island of Murano. Achetez neuf ou d'occasion (photo: Rick Steves) Long a city of aristocrats, luxury goods, and trade, Venice has an amazing culture. To help you plan your sightseeing, we've listed our ideal itineraries for Venice, whether you're going for one day, two days, three days, or more. I really enjoyed Burano, but didn't enjoy Murano because my tour mate at the time only wanted to visit glass shops. We went to Murano during our first trip to Venice but unfortunately did not check first! The pass gives you hop on-hop off freedom. True also is the "hustle" to buy at the glass-blowing places. Some nice public glass sculpture as well. There were many jars of loose beads (and once she realized we were interested in beads, she began pulling boxes of them from behind the counter). It sounds like Murano might not be worth a trip in terms of both glass and other sightseeing. The ride on the lagoon was delightful -- it was wonderful to get away from the crowded streets everywhere in Venice & see more sky than people. I waited until there to buy almost all my gifts. I just Googled and found this on slowtrav.com: Riflessi Veneziani (glass beads and jewelry) You can walk across it, from head to tail, in about an hour. Day trip to Murano to see the glass makers at work – Venice store windows show Murano products, but witnessing their production would add to our appreciation. Venice and Its Lagoon #711. Noté /5. If you've seen Venice before, a few hours in Murano is worth the trouble, to me. Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli/Rick Steves' Europe Show More Show Less Rick's Venice 2008 (and probably earlier) gives a good strategy for visiting the islands. UPCOMING EPISODES. I think it depends on what kind of pendants and jewelry you want. If a bargain is what you want more than getting the genuine stuff, it won't matter. Murano. We visited Venice this month, and since I work in glass myself, I know some of the techniques and really wanted to find some unusual pieces. Rick Steves' Europe. I am aware of the need to watch out for authentic Murano craftsmanship, but thanks for the reminder! The cost of a ticket to Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) is now 16, and the museum pass is now 20. Is it worth a trip to Murano? Did you visit the glass museum or just view demonstrations and shop? Its fantasy-world atmosphere of elegant decay is like nowhere else in Europe. Posted by Mary Ann (San Jose, CA, USA) on 08/26/13 09:54 PM. So much to see, so little time. It does take about 4-6 hours to vaporetto out there, window shop along the canal, have lunch and then vaporetto back. Rick Steves' Europe Stockholm. There's also the Murano "Duomo", a marvelous structure with the most unusual features near the canal and a gold encrusted mosaic of the Madonna dating to medieval times. It does take about 4-6 hours to vaporetto out there, window shop along the canal, have lunch and then vaporetto back. 16 LIFE. I'll be in Venice next month and will stay for a few days. Vaporetto from Venice to Murano, Italy. Check PBS Video. Venice Engineers love Venice — a completely man-made environment rising from the sea, with no visible means of support. However, we did buy some things there. Tour Account › Travel Forum › Home / Explore Europe / Italy / Venice; Rialto Bridge; Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Email; Share. Comment More Rick Steves' Europe. Learn about Rick Steves' small-group tours with more than 40 great itineraries for 2021! This topic has been automatically closed due to a period of inactivity. Our hotel (Hotel Vecellio) is on the lagoon right across from the island at the Fondamenta Nove stop, so we plan to take the vaporetto. The selection is much more spread out in Venice, and probably harder to access, with much larger crowds. They also have two children, Andy Steves, and Jackie Steves. By Rick Steves and Gene Openshaw. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The shop is called NON SOLO Vetro di Magalotti Laura (f. Ta Riva Longa N. 1/B, Murano). Plus, get free shipping with $50 order. Do you have any favorite places for demonstrations/shopping? I would rather spend a little more time exploring another neighborhood in Venice than taking a half day for Murano. You'll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. They were made on the spot by the artist. We loved prowling around Murano--it reminds me of a quaint fishing village. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Likewise, the numbers of the lines serving Murano and Burano have changed. They seem to be everywhere, so you don't need to go to Murano. The lady was sitting there making jewelry – she explained that it was both a factory/studio and a shop. My Account. I recommend it. Murano is also close. I'm interested in buying some small glass pendants, and other small pieces of glass. There isn't all that much to see except for a walk up the central canal and some interesting glass art (like a balcony with glass flowers) along the way. I had also looked for and found the Murano watch that someone had recommended to me on this site and bought it as gifts for two people and myself. Do Rick's Murano tour in the Venice 2007 book. Our next stop is Murano. I think the shop was almost directly across from Florian's, but it's been a few years. You may want to skip that. Impossible to disagree with the previous post, BUT Murano is also charming, with a few nice bakeries and a condensed shopping area. Murano Palace: Stay Here Before Rick Steves Discovers It! I also bought some earrings. True, the glass is probably more expensive. I got 3 pair for myself plus several more gifts, including pendants, for holiday gifts for family. A 13th-century law restricted the dangerous glass furnaces to Murano to prevent fires on the main island, and also to protect the secrets of Venetian glassmaking — historically vital to the local economy. We bought our glass in the shops around St. Marks Square. Monday Night Travel. I agree with John, Murano is most charming to walkthrough. The stuff made in Chine is often opaque and obviously molded. Is Murano worth a day trip or half-day trip for sightseeing (other than shops)? (photo: Rick Steves) Giotto's early-14th-century frescoes are wonderfully preserved in Padua's Scrovegni Chapel. They didn't reveal the reason behind their divorce. Jump to bottom. Oh, and you can take Rick Steves' self-guided tour, stop in the Glass Museum, and any number of shops that will show you their art. North England's Lake District and Durham. Additionally, some important pricing information is wrong. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Rick Steves' Venice 2007 at Amazon.com. We found only one place open. Actually Murano was a very nice little sidetrip from Venice. in Murano. The wedding was conducted in St Thomas of Villanova, and the reception took place at Saint David Gold Club. They were very reasonable and have held up well. I've never been to Murano or Burano so will go just for a look see as I have a week to explore. Just returned from 2 weeks in Venice... The 2012 Rick Steves lists the old pricing, for the aforementioned items and for some other churches/museums as well. True also is the "hustle" to buy at the glass-blowing places. Email him at rick@ricksteves.com and follow his blog on Facebook. I found it by chance. We had to wait for the congregation to finish their Sunday afternoon Mass, but it gave us more time to just wander about. We didn't go there just to look for glass bargains. She could not sell us anything though! swipe to next page « 1; 2 » View full story (c)2019 RICK STEVES DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC. Share. My friends and I got a demonstration from a woman in a shop in Venice over how to tell the difference and you really can see it once you have been shown. For centuries, it was nicknamed La Serenissima, "The Most Serenely Beautiful One"-and for good reason. I'm not an avid glass collector but do plan to visit Murano during my upcoming stay in Venice. Murano and Burano. It was not a demonstration - it was actual work going on. My Account . All the full length Rick Steves Europe PBS Episodes that I could find. Rick Steves (ricksteves.com) writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television and public radio. I've heard that prices and selection are just as good if not better in Venice. Rick Steves European tours and vacations feature the best value and travel experience around. (30 minutes) Can't find the episode you're looking for? Luckily we did get to see them making the famous horses. We didn't pay anything - just wandered in. Staying in Venice for 2 days so is it worth a trip to one of these islands? Thanks, everyone. Though I don't think I could tell the origin of one glass piece from another, I truly enjoyed going to Murano for an afternoon. Rick Steves Long a city of aristocrats, luxury goods, and trade, Venice has an amazing culture. Maybe I'll just explore Venice neighbourhoods i haven't had time for in previous trips. Burano is about an additional 40 minute vaporetto ride from Murano and then about 1 hour back to Venice (it's about 20 minutes to Murano from Venice). Packed and shipped to us in the USA would cost 700Euro. San Michelle is very close, but is only a cemetery. I'm not an avid glass collector but do plan to visit Murano during my upcoming stay in Venice. That really was a great price, but we just weren't in the market for a chandelier at that time...although my wife was greatly tempted. Along with sampling the sumptuous art treasures and exploring its back-street wonders, we'll luxuriate in a venerable café and savor fresh fish canalside with Venetian friends. Rick Steves' Europe. Jump to bottom. Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy, and Greece, Rick Steves' European Easter celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. 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