A long tradition
are famous all across the world as much as Venice itself: Murano glass, Burano lace, Carnival masks, gondolas can all be considered symbols of Venice no less than Rialto bridge or Saint Mark’s square.
Glasses, chandeliers, animals and houseware: all can be make in Murano glass. Venice Carnival is inextricably connected to masks, which are still decorated manually with the great attention to detail that characterizes Venice handicrafts.
However, the most iconic example of Venetian handicraft is probably the gondola: this unique boat requires the work of skilled craftsmen before sailing Venetian canals and being portraited in hundreds of photographs every day.
Burano lace is, together with Murano glass, the most typical handicraft of Venice. A tradition dating back to the golden age of the Republic of Venice, Burano lace was extremely popular…
Venice gondola is probably the most famous symbol of Venice: asymmetric, long, narrow and painted in shiny black. Gondolas used to be a popular and widespread mean of transportation, specifically designed…
The Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark
Murano glass is undoubtedly one of the most popular souvenirs to bring home after a travel in Venice. Characterized by the bright colours of Venetian tradition, like gold and red,…
Venetian beads and murrine
The art of producing Venetian murrine and beads is maybe less known than Murano glass and Burano lace, but it is equally unique and fascinating. Realized in glass, the technique…
Venetian masks are the object which symbolizes the most famous event of the year: the Carnival of Venice. Disguising is certainly what characterizes Carnival, so that beside the opulent Venetian…
Venetian pavement is a technique used to pave internal floors of palaces and houses: fragments of stones, rocks and marbles of different colours are mixed with lime or cement to…
Venice Selection trademark
Venice Selection trademark identifies the original handicrafts that have been produced in Venice according to specific quality standards. Venice Selection commission controls glass, fabrics, books, beads, food, masks and other…