One of the best examples of the Venetian-Byzantine style: impressive exterior decoration of the apse and, inside, the mosaics floor with ornamental motifs that date back to the construction of the basilica (1140). The original interior decoration is a Byzantine mosaic while the lunette above the door of the Baptistery is the frame of a painting by Lazzaro Bastiani (1484).
Information (+39) 041 739 056
Overlooking the homonymous channel (formerly called St. Stephen’s Channel), it is located in one of the extreme edges of the island. Founded in 1188, the church preserves a rich decorative art works, which are currently undergoing restorations.
Rebuilt after a major fire in 1511, the church welcomes extraordinary works of Giovanni Bellini, Paolo Veronese and a masterpiece that many scholars attribute to Tintoretto.
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9 am to 5:30 pm; Sundays and holidays: 12 pm to 5:30 pm
Phone: (+39) 041 739 704
Unmissable stop-over for the read up on the art of the glass production in Venice, the Glass Museum presents a rich collection of objects and decorative glass products from the Middle Ages to the present day, evidence of changes in taste and style, the testing of new techniques and of a the tradition to which the island owes its wealth and fame.
It stands on a Fondamenta of the Grand Canal of Murano, just a few meters from Ponte Vivarini. Built near the abbey of San Cipriano, former Patriarchal Seminary, it was fully restored about a decade ago, and houses the headquarters of the Municipality of Murano, which organizes exhibitions and meetings on various topics, but the predominant one is undoubtedly the glass .
daily from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Telephone (+39) 041 2737625
Exhibition space among the most appreciated within the contemporary art lovers, the Museum Berengo is located in an old furnace and exhibits many of the glass works produced over the years by international artists in collaboration with Berengo Studio Gallery.
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