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Vetreria Murano Arte glass factory can be recognized from the shores of Venice by its distinctive red outline. We are spread over a 3,500 square meter area on the Calle San Cipriano on Murano, the "Glass island".

The property originally housed the San Cipriano Seminary, where in the 18th century the infamous Giacomo Casanova attended and became an abbot. Later it became a site for the manufacture of the vessels known as "crucibles", necessary for melting the minerals that make glass. During the 19th century production was expanded to the manufacture of ovens and necessary components for glass production.

At the turn of the 20th century, a boat painting factory operated where our warehouses stand today. This factory was managed for over 15 years by the celebrated novelist Italo Svevo, whose avant-garde novel "The Confessions of Zeno" revitalized Italian literature. While living on Murano, Svevo wrote several short stories which can be found in the collection "Racconti di Murano e Altri Racconti", edited by Luigi Fontanella and published by Empiria.

In 1976, with the start of the current management, substantial renovations modernized the factory. Today we offer our weekday visitors the opportunity to watch actual glass production and not simply a demonstration for tourists. In our show-rooms, covering 1,600 square meters, it is possible to admire and purchase pieces made by the most important Murano artists.

And what better way to end your shopping, than by sitting on our balcony surrounded by a charming garden, sipping some good Venetian sparkling wine, with a delightful view of Venice spread out before you? We will be expecting you.