Since 2017 the city of Venice has staged The Venice Glass Week: an annual international festival dedicated to celebrating, promoting and supporting the art of glass, with a particular focus on that of Murano.
In 2022, which has officially been designated by the UN as the International Year of Glass, The Venice Glass Week is uniting with Vision Milan Glass Week to present a major new festival: The Italian Glass Weeks. The first week of the festival will take place in Milan from 10th to 18th September and will be dedicated primarily to industrial glass. The second week will take place in Venice from 17th to 25th September, and will be dedicated to artistic glass.
The Italian Glass Weeks aims to be the most significant European event dedicated to glass in 2022.