Veneto - Glasslampworking demonstration

Glasslampworking demonstration

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(26 reviews)
Calle dei morti, Venezia, Veneto, Italy
45 mins

About the tour

Venice and Murano always been really famous abou glass working! Today I will take you to an incredible demonstration, you will see one of the top 5 "Maestro" in glasslampworking in Venice, Mr. Mauro Vianello. Combining Art & Education Since 1990 “Mauro Vianello does what art does, stopping time, movement, the very flow of water, to make us see and remember; he takes us where we do not go , deep into the sea, to come out with his vision, our new memory.” These are the words that Joel Arthur Rosenthal used to describe Mauro Vianello’s work, exhibited for the first time at the Glass Museum on Murano island in 2016. Living on Murano has made it easy for him to fall in love with sea creatures. This is his answer to the frequent question of why he mainly creates marine creatures. There are actually multiple answers – in nature it is difficult to find a yellow, red or orange horse. The sea, on the other hand, is inhabited by sea horses of these very colors. Thanks to the variety and brightness of colors made available by glass it is therefore possible to deftly reproduce the phantasmagoric colors of sea inhabitants. Another answer is that glass reproduces with precision the brilliance of water on skin. Mauro Vianello’s frequent visits to the Blaschka collections have moreover turned him into a zealous student of these XIX century artists. His continuous search for perfection takes place in his studio in Venice, where he creates his projects and teaches different techniques. His courses have also been hosted by schools, private ateliers in Holland, Russia, France, Australia, USA, China and Universities such as the Lorenzo dei Medici Institute and the Pittsburgh Glass Center USA. This will be part of Igor's new program to help and support the local artisans!

Meet your local guide


In Italy there is a special type of high school dedicated to tourism, and languages. Igor has been working in this sector since he graduated in 1996 . He started in a hotel near Venice, then moved to one in London, which was an amazing experience. When he returned to Italy, Igor worked for Globus and travelled all over Europe, from Portugal to Russia and the North Cape to Greece. Seeing so many places was great and Igor learned a lot meeting people from all over the world. In 2007, his grand tour ended, and Igor came home to Venice, where he qualified to work as a guide in the Veneto region (yes, in Italy you need a licence to work as a guide). He loves taking my guests around this wonderful region, showing them all the fantastic treasures that exist there.

Igor has been guiding since Jun 1997

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Veneto with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Veneto. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Linda J.

27 March 2021

Brilliant - lots of fun, information and wonderful sightsv

Annette H.

26 March 2021

This tour was incredible. The glass work we saw was out of his world. So realistic and such attention to detail, it was beyond my expectations. Thank you.

Loni 🎀(Virginia) ..

26 March 2021

Igor in Veneto: I am always impressed with the topics of choice because they are always interesting and unique. Thank you so much for bring me along.

Linda R.

26 March 2021

Loved the glass so life like, thank you for another great trip

Mary K.

26 March 2021

Enjoyed the lovely tour with Igor

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