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Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 20, 06066, Piegaro, Italy
Phone Number: +39 075 835 8525
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A old glass factory (XIXth century) where you can discover the history of...

A old glass factory (XIXth century) where you can discover the history of glass production in Piegaro (since XIVth century).

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A Legacy of Piegaro

Tom Webb, owner of L'Antica Vetreria, led us on a very interesting tour of this museum and former glass factory. We saw how sand was heated to form glass and how the workers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 June 2016
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Palm Desert, California
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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Tom Webb, owner of L'Antica Vetreria, led us on a very interesting tour of this museum and former glass factory. We saw how sand was heated to form glass and how the workers extracted molten glass from the pool, which was heated by wood fire. We could see how they controlled the temperature of the blown glass as it cooled.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

In 1292 the rulers of Venice decreed that all glass blowing was to move to the island of Murano, as this was a way to protect the city from burning from the glass workshops. The artists became virtual prisoners to their craft as the Venetians attempted to keep a monopoly on glass making and the blowers, under pain of death,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Take your time and make sure to go to the lower level and poke your head into the area where the glass spilled out of the original furnace.

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

We learned a lot about glass-making in Italy by taking this tour, plus the views from the terrace beside the museum are quite lovely.

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

The Museo del Vetro was very interesting. The tour of the museum included showing where the glass was melted, old glass that still remains and many of the pieces of glass. Also, at the end of the tour there is beautiful jewelry made in the factory that is available to purchase. Over all this tour was very nice addition to... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015

Modern museum, awesome building, interesting history. Great way to understand the history of wine bottles, fishing floats, etc

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

learn about glass workers driven out of venice. museum is low key but gives you a good history of glassworking in the veneto and beyond.

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