Natale di Vetro — Christmas of Glass — is an event celebrating the Murano’s traditional art of glassmaking.
The event, stretching from Venice’s Campo Santo Stefano to Murano Island, takes place annually during the Christmas season — from early December through January 6.
Unique glassworks and sculptures will be on display in the streets of Venice and Murano; visitors will be able to enjoy glass art exhibitions, glass-blowing demonstrations and a number of Murano’s Glass themed events.
Among them, an exhibition of handmade Murano chandeliers lighting up the ancient portico of San Pietro Martire cloister and the Glassworks Regatta — racing along the Murano Grand Canal and involving boats representing a glassworks of Murano.
When: Dec 5, 2009 until Jan 6, 2010 (annual)
Where: Venice (various venues) and Murano Island.