Not only glass: Murano between curiosity and legend by Alberto Toso Fei

Consorzio Promovetro Murano


On Murano Casanova loved two women (but he had already been there as a child, at the home of a witch...); Father Christmas visits twice, the bones of a dragon lie in a church (along with a small barrel that used to pour wine) and some glass masters went to Pocahontas' house, although she had already been dead for three years ... and more : "La Traviata" and "Il Rigoletto" by Giuseppe Verdi were written by a Muranese man; two very special gondoliers also came from Murano: one could recite the "Divine Comedy" by memory, the other assisted Lord Byron for years, until the English poet died. In short, although Murano has been famous for its glass production for many centuries, it has many other stories and legends to tell. The event will be preceded at 5.30pm by the presentation of the collection of poems "Faìve", by Bepi Toso Fei, partly related to life on the island and the work of glass.


Organised by: Consorzio Promovetro Murano

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Images Courtesy of: Consorzio Promovetro Murano

1. Promovetro_ConferenzaAlbertoTosoFei | Vista su Murano, l’isola del vetro
2. Promovetro_ConferenzaAlbertoTosoFei | La basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato di Murano
3. Promovetro_ConferenzaAlbertoTosoFei | Copertina di “Faìve”, di Bepi Toso Fei

Our event is coming soon! Stay tuned!
  • Saturday 5th September


  • Sunday 6th September


  • Monday 7th September


  • Tuesday 8th September


  • Wednesday 9th September


  • Thursday 10th September


  • Friday 11th September


  • Saturday 12th September

    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Sunday 13th September


  • November 23, 2020 10:34 pm local time

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