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Museo del Vetro

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 20, 06066, Piegaro, Italy
+39 075 835 8525
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A Lovely well laid out museum

A very informative and interesting museum which would have benefited from more translation on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A1n2thony
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Glass museum

Wonderful display of glass blowing artisans. Charming and historic. I highly recommend it. Provides... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
George R
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Leland, North Carolina
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A old glass factory (XIXth century) where you can discover the history of glass production in Piegaro (since XIVth century).
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  • Average10%
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 20, 06066, Piegaro, Italy
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+39 075 835 8525
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very informative and interesting museum which would have benefited from more translation on the information boards. Looked relatively new and well designed and allow about an hour for a good look around the two levels.

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderful display of glass blowing artisans. Charming and historic. I highly recommend it. Provides information on glass blowing with actual artifacts from long ago.

Thank George R
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

boring and ordinary . There is no clear theme to the layout which consists og lots of displays of glass bottles but no real explanation of anything. save you Euro 4

Thank Alan H
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

A visit to Piegaro is enhanced by a tour of this museum. Full of background and history of Piegaro, this is a must if you want to know all about the ancient tradition of glass in the region.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

While in Piegaro, Tom Webb, owner of L'Antica Vetreria gave us a tour of the Museo del Vetro. This museum provided an interesting overview of glass blowing and making. Tom was able to provide a lot about the history of glass making in Piegaro.

Thank George T
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We had just a quick tour a/c of short time but interesting.. our tour guide was very formative. Local history...

Thank milehidi
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Tom Webb, owner of L'Antica Vetreria, led us on a very interesting tour of this museum and former glass factory. We saw how sand was heated to form glass and how the workers extracted molten glass from the pool, which was heated by wood fire....More

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

In 1292 the rulers of Venice decreed that all glass blowing was to move to the island of Murano, as this was a way to protect the city from burning from the glass workshops. The artists became virtual prisoners to their craft as the Venetians...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2015

Take your time and make sure to go to the lower level and poke your head into the area where the glass spilled out of the original furnace.

Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

We learned a lot about glass-making in Italy by taking this tour, plus the views from the terrace beside the museum are quite lovely.

1  Thank Carol253
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