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Top five glassware stores in Murano


North of Venice, the island of Murano is synonymous with the production of high-end glassware. There are examples of Murano’s glassmaking heritage exhibited outdoors on its streets, but it’s in the stores on and around Fondamenta dei Vetrai where visitors can experience Murano’s finest work. Take a look at our pick of the five best stores on the island in which to view and buy

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Mazzega
Located on the Fondamenta da Mula, the Mazzega factory offers visitors some of the finest glassware in Murano. As well as being able to purchase pieces, visitors to the factory can watch the highly skilled glassmakers demonstrate their craft.

Mazzega, Fondamenta da Mula 147, 30141 Murano, Venice, +39 041 736888

Antica Vetreria Fratelli Toso
The oldest glass factory in Murano, Antica Vetreria Fratelli Toso is credited with being responsible for a revival in Murano’s artistic glassmaking. Its store on Fondamenta Colleoni offers elegantly crafted pieces, including vases and chandeliers, which showcase the talents of its glass artists.

Antica Vetreria Fratelli Toso, Fondamenta Colleoni 7, 30141 Murano, Venice, +39 041 739060

Seguso Viro
Seguso Viro prides itself on being able to craft glassware that beautifully intertwines innovation and tradition. Chromatic experiments and technical research play a big part in the production of Seguso Viro’s glassware, helping to distinguish it from other Murano manufacturers.

Seguso Viro, Fondamenta Manin 77, 30141 Murano, Venice, +39 041 527 4255

Carlo Moretti
Founded by brothers Carlo and Giovanni Moretti in 1958, the company has consistently produced high-end glassware and has become synonymous with elegance. Carlo Moretti pieces are mouth-blown and finished off by hand before being signed individually and provided with a certificate of authenticity.

Carlo Moretti, Fondamenta Manin 3, 30141 Murano, Venice, +39 041 736588

Linea Murano Art
The Linea Murano Art gallery displays a collection of the factory’s glassware creations, individually selected for their quality and verve. Visitors to the store are able to buy items crafted by the factory’s glass artists, as well as view the production of the glassware with a guided tour.

Linea Murano Art, Fondamenta Manin 1, 30141 Murano, Venice, +39 041 736845

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