Discover Murano by night – one of the most charming islands of Venice – crossing six glass furnaces in full activity on a route lit up with candles. The tradition of glass making has been jealously kept secret until the end of the Serenissima Republic when the glass masters were forced to live on the island and could leave only with a permit… These incredible secrets will be shared with all the runners for only one night. Upon entering the Opificio (the workshop) you will be inebriated by blasts of hot air coming from the incandescent furnaces and by the smell of wet wood burned with the heat of the glass. All around the furnace the ancient tools of the Glass Master who is sitting on his “Magiosso” (the original venetian word for stool). The different components are mixed together in big vessels to make the original “venetian glass”. The run will end at Campo San Donato, where a fish-based dinner could be enjoyed.
To book, please visit the website http://boccadelfuoco.it
from 3.45pm to 7.45pm - collection of the materials for the competition
from 5pm to 6pm - visit to Basilica of San Donato (free admission upon reservation)
from 7.30pm to 9pm - "Bocca del Fuoco" run and visit to furnaces
from 8.30pm to 11.30pm - dinner and party
from 11.30pm to 12am - closing
Organised by: Asd Venezia Runners Atletica Murano