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Venice jewelry attractions


#1

Hi All,

I will be in Venice (Italy) May 19-31 and would love suggestions on
places to see the best jewelry and glasswork.

Also, would be interested in seeing any artist workshops And anything
else off-the-beaten path.

Since I have close to two weeks, I’ll have time to wander and
explore at my leisure.

Thanks for any suggestions,
Tracy in Boston


#2

Tracy,

You will see beautiful glass all over Venice, but try to stick to
glass really made there rather than knock offs. Take the water taxi
over to the island of Murano, close by, where there is an
opportunity to watch glass being made and many shops close together
with hand made beauties. Have fun. Wish I were going with you!!

Sue


#3
will be in Venice (Italy) May 19-31 and would love suggestions on
places to see the best jewelry and glasswork. Also, would be
interested in seeing any artist workshops And anything else
off-the-beaten path. 

This is a good time of year to go there, you will be ahead of the
traditional tourist season, so it won’t be mobbed (My wife and I
went last May…) Definitely go to San Marco. That mosaic work is all
glass mosaic. The place has a gravitas that has to be experienced,
it’s hard to describe. If you can make it to the glassworks at
Murano, of course, it’s a great stop The Museo Vetrario, is the one
you really want…

As a tip, hit the food places that are off the main drags, the food
will be both cheaper and and better! That one applies to Italy, in
general…(ask for the house wine…)

Ron Charlotte – Gainesville, FL


#4

ah, finally something I can talk about, Being Italian…

If you want to see real glasswork go to the Island of Murano, there
you can either join some “tourist” organized trip, or ( and I
suggest you do this ) go there during a the week and knock on the
doors of the artists that live there, you will probably get a chance
to see them at work with fire and molten sand :slight_smile: if you are very very
lucky you could nprobably buy something and witness the process of
making it.

Beware of the venice people, it seems that the elderly always try to
steer you away from your target, so ask for directions carefully, or
you’ll end up running around for hours. it’s a little game they play
with tourists.

If you need any other I can probably adress you someone
who lives there and give you a couple of email adresses to ask more
detailed .

Have fun!!
Simone


#5

In Rome there is the Alternatives Gallery at Via d’Ascanio 19.
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/vr

Near by is the store of Franco Maria Fausti and son. via del
Clementi no, 98-99-100 Want to look at his site? Very Italian with
music and Flash and all: http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/1c0