Glass has very far and old origins. Archaeologists discovered glass beads in the area of Mesopotamia that belongs to 3.000 b.c. During the centuries through Fenics Egyptians and Romans, the glass appears in Murano during the XII Century a.c. During that time the Republic of Venice is a very rich and powerfull kingdom based on trade and the naval fleet reach all countries of the Mediterranean sea.
Glass production in Murano, due to the difficult techniques, require a glass master and a team of assistants that help during the production. After a 10-year training, the most talented assistant can become a glass master.
A unique tour of the famous Colleoni Glass Factory, to learn about glass-making techniques: another celebrated tradition of Venice, since the 13th century. Murano island is definitely the place to discover this long-lasting craftsmanship.