When in Venice, its a must to go on a glass tour in Murano. An island , Murano can be reached by waterbuses from Venice . Get off at the last stop and you can reach the glass museum and the church of St Mary and Donatus . Initially while we were searching for our home stay, we crossed several bridges , until we came to the last stop. Besides the museum, we stopped by at the factory and here are some of the pictures on how glass is moulded in Murano . You can do a lot of shopping here ; each shop window looks extremely colourful with glass figurines and hand painted masks hanging around ..Here is a virtual tour of the glass museum in Murano
So have you been to Murano? My favourite is a collection of glass menagerie that I bought from there. It was very hot inside the museum and one must be very careful while watching the men blow glass into shapes. I was very fascinated by the process although it is very difficult to bring glass items home. If you have been on any glass tours in Murano Venice, do let us know your experience.