The thunderstorm which struck the island of Murano at dinner, was not enough to douse the enthusiasm for the first edition of MURANO GLASS MASTERS 2014 The island of GLASS which has been held on Murano on the last 12th and 13th July 2014.
Since the early hours of Saturday, more than four thousand visitors have crowded the “calli” and “campi” of the island to attend the various events, in an ideal path which connected the Glass Museum to Glass masters’ furnaces, exceptionally open during the evening for the festival, with live demonstrations of glass processing, shows, concerts, guided visits to exhibitions and art sites.
In the words of Chiara Squarcina, Director of the Murano Glass Museum, the sense of the initiative’s success: “an experience that must be repeated. The huge flow of visitors had invaded the island, including the more than 2,000 who visited the Glass Museum, showing that Murano is able to create a quality offer addressed to a wide audience, confirming the vitality of Murano island. People here are ready to respond in the name of their extraordinary cultural tradition”.
Luciano Gambaro, President of the Consorzio Promovetro, the association for the promotion and protection of Murano Glass says: “many people have come to Murano to enjoy the many initiatives. There has been a continuous stream of visitors who wanted to get near the glass art, and also music on the “fondamenta” and restaurants filled with people. Many people have visited the Glass furnaces, and so we are sure this has to be done again.
Excellent turnout of people even in restaurants, which have developed a Glass Menu at a fixed price, with local gastronomic specialities.
Gabriele Masiol, owner of the restaurant Busa alla Torre: “it was really a wonderful event with such powerful initiatives, to overcome also the bad weather. A concrete demonstration of the collaborative spirits shared by all of us here in Murano “.
MURANO GLASS MASTERS is promoted by Consorzio Promovetro Murano, managing authority for the Vetro Artistico® Murano trademark in collaboration with LaGare Murano spa (a company which has operated for years in the real estate development with special reference to prestigious residences and the tourist sector) as main sponsor, with the patronage of the City of Venice, the Province of Venice, in collaboration with the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, with the support of Venini and Habitats.