Blog > VENICE GLASS WEEK
International festival dedicated to the Art of Glass
The event reaches this year the 7th edition and aims to promote the ancient art of glass through a series of events and guided tours in the city and Murano, an island that has become famous all over the world for its glass art.
In Venice the art of glassmaking spread in the year 1000 and gave the city great importance. They produced decorated glass, pottery and typical long-necked and wide-bellied bottles called "dim". Because of the numerous fires, the furnaces began to cause concern as many buildings were built of wood. In 1291 by decision of the Doge, the glassworks were moved to Murano Island.
Glass processing was to be a secret that could not spread and the Doge decided that the master glassmakers could not leave the island unless they had a special permit.