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Fornace Mian

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Address: Fondamenta Dei Vetrai 143, 30141 Murano, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 041 739285
09:30 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:30

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The Frog Prince

Couldn't make up my mind about a lovely little frog prince piece. The clerk was helpful and discounted the item. After thought I decided I could not live without my prince. The... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2015
Mankato, Minnesota
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is fine if you are going specifically because you are interested in purchasing some glass ware. If you have booked this as part of a trip to Burano then you will be a little bit disappointed as it eats into the time you get to spend on the beautiful island of Burano. Do not book this as an organised... More 

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Gardner Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I stumbled on Fornace Mian while window shopping on Murano. Having skipped the people trying to rope you in upon disembarking the vaporetto this place is a gem. They have beautiful displays of glass. Much of it too expensive for the average tourist but the young salesman was the best. After we looked around my friend inquired... More 

Thank Gardnerguy
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Reviewed 14 May 2016

As part of my first visit to Venice, I was very interested in learning and finding two of Venetian's historical products: its masks and its glassware. There was only one authentic place that can be found for glassware; and that is on the island of Murano. Renown since Roman times for its creative skills and Italian style; I really was... More 

Thank Shimon C
Charleston, South Carolina
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103 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Our hotel set us up with a demo of their glass blowing. Afterwards, they take us to the gallery so we can see things by other artists. We ended up falling in love with a blow glass Picasso-esk head that we LOVE! Worth the stop

Thank Madame P
Mankato, Minnesota
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162 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Couldn't make up my mind about a lovely little frog prince piece. The clerk was helpful and discounted the item. After thought I decided I could not live without my prince. The clerk was humorous and helpful.

Thank Paint-by-number
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We found this place by chance having taken a trip to Murano. The demonstration was really interesting and we were amazed how the ornaments were made. The shop had lots of really lovely gifts and at reasonable prices.

Thank Mark P
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

We came to Murano specifically looking for a piece as a companion to a bowl we had bought fifteen years ago. At Fornace Mian we found it thanks to a very helpful young man called Indrit whose patience and assistance was much appreciated. As it was a public holiday we did not visit the glass blowing but I know from... More 

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Lancashire, England
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

I visited this glass studio as part of a boat trip to both Murano and Burano. The craftsmanship in the glass making is quite stunning with the range of goods available to buy varying from a paperweight to huge chandeliers. A word of warning though - the displays and the studio shop are quite tightly packed and can get congested... More 

3 Thank Wooster1976
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

I was ablevto find a set of very unique goblets at fornace mian while on holiday in italy. Is it expensive. Yes. The quality is stunning, and the service & mailing to stateside is well beyond expectation. This is a high-end crystal, but you are purchasing an heirloom for life.

2 Thank gro h
Miami, Florida
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

We were looking forwarding for going to Murano. We enjoyed the tour and it was super Interesting to see the glass blowing taking place. They made a beautiful horse in front of us and super quick. If you have the money, Go for it. It is an opportunity to buy from the warehouse. It is also the original Murano.

Thank Odahdez

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