Murano with an elegant private boat and visited the factory without a crowd of
The boat ride to go to Murano was lovely itself.
service as they won’t offer it to you spontaneously (I read about it on
for it and the savoir faire is transmitted from father to son. It takes almost
15 years to become a good glass-blower!
They put the glass in an oven to heat it (ovens are working continuously and never switched off)…
…and then there are 2 techniques : if they’re creating an object with a cavity (e.g. a vase) they blow into the glass otherwise they work the glass to create the shape they want, and in this case they have a very short time before the glass cool down too much to be shaped.
Even though the glass cool down too much that it cannot be worked anymore, it remains very hot, proof is that if you put a piece of paper over it, it bursts into flames!
After that, we had time to admire all the glass pieces exposed in the gallery (no photo
were allowed) but there were some beautiful – and totally overpriced – pieces !
stroll among the little streets of Murano…
known for its lace, but also its colorful houses... The place is so
It’s like being in an enchanted, little village!
And we explored every inch of it!
And as you can see, there are also pink houses! *heart eyes emoji*
Lots of them! In different shades of pink…
We can continue our kaleidoscopic stroll…
After this charming interval, we came back to Venice. But I’ll tell you more about our last afternoon in Venice tomorrow as this post is already overpacked with pics 😉 but I couldn’t resist, all those houses were just too cute, I couldn’t get enough!