ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE A guided tour to discover the island of Murano and its traditions, and unveil the secret of the glass which has made the island famous worldwide Choose between two experiences: Create "Your Necklace" of Venetian beads - under the watchful eye of an expert and following their suggestions, you can create your own necklace in the colours and size you choose. (The setting is included in the cost, while the beads are not, and are payable directly to the craftsman.) Create "Your Perfume" - choose and test fragrances under the guidance of an expert, who will give you a sample of the perfume selected and created exclusively by you. (On request it is possible to create a personalised glass flask or vial with names or a dedication engraved; the cost of this is not included and is payable directly to the craftsman.) Walking tour The guided tour starts from the Basilica of San Donato, founded in the 10th century and home since 1125 to the body of San Donato, brought from Kefalonia after its conquest by Doge Michiel. The church's singular form makes it a rare example of Romanesque style in the lagoon, and its interior contains some particularly splendid mosaics. You will also discover the treasures housed in the church of San Pietro, built in 1511, which include masterpieces by Tintoretto and Bellini, evidence of the island's wealth. Murano's last church, but equally important, is the former church of Santa Chiara, founded as an Augustinian monastery in 1231, subsequently a convent for the Franciscan order of Santa Chiara, and restored in 1519. Napoleon put an end to the church's religious role, and it became one of the island's principal sites of glassmaking activity. In the church of Santa Chiara you will learn about man's ancient links with glass, a relationship made special by the nature of the only lightweight, ductile material that can be shaped to create items of everyday use. At the end of this memorable journey, each couple will be given a glass souvenir to remind them of their visit to Santa Chiara and Murano. And on top of that a tour of Murano Island that will take you through different stages: Making glass - you will witness an object coming into being before your very eyes, thanks to the secrets of master glassmakers and using the techniques of blowing and lampworking. Glass and people - Venetian glass beads are celebrated all over the world for their colours and lustre, and have been used to make every kind of necklace. Glass and the home - discover the importance of glass in past and present in its many uses around the home, in mirrors, chandeliers, windows and hourglasses. Above all, thanks to Murano glass, by the year 1500 Venice was the only city to have glass windows in every house and lamps in every room. Glass and the table - the story of glass used to preserve foodstuffs, with bottles, vials and carafes. Glass is always with us, now as in the past, as we drink from glasses and eat from glass plates, or take tea in special cups reminiscent of porcelain. KEY DETAILS Meeting Point:Ex- church of Santa Chiara. Please be there 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Departure time: From Thursday to Sunday at at 11:00AM and 2:30PM Duration: 1.30 hrs. approx. for walking tour; 30 minutes approx. for Create Your Necklace activity; 20 minutes approx. for Create Your Perfume activity Languages: English & French at 11:00 AM and English & Italian at 2:30 PM - The visit could be multilingual PRICES & HOT DEALS Make the most out of your holiday in Venice. Book this experience and you will receive a Gift Code for a 10% off your next booking! Walking tour of Murano € 15,00 per person - Only here free under 14 years old Create Your Necklace € 20,00 for 1 or 2 persons Create Your Perfume € 10,00 per person TRAVEL TIPS This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. Comfortable shoes suggested. The tour does not operate on 24th and 31th December 2017 and 6th January 2018 The tour will finish at Santa Chiara Church. The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party Activities "CREATE YOUR NECKLACE" or "CREATE YOUR PERFUME"coul be sell only as add on to guided tour of Murano. Mobile voucher accepted. For general conditions refers to our brochure "Discover Venice"