Natale di vetro [CHRISTMAS IN GLASS] Murano December 5th, 2007 – January 6th, 2008 Natale di vetro is an event promoted by Discover a sparkling Christmas. Natale di vetro 2007 offers you the chance to enjoy a December rich in art, events and culture. Take a stroll through a festive Murano, where splendid glass sculptures will be on display in the most picturesque locations, or admire Murano craftsmen as they work the glass at the furnace or with blowtorches, or visit exhibitions, try local delicacies, or be a spectator at a number of sporting events. But there’s more… As well as the traditional Christmas markets selling glass jewellery and ornaments, some of the most famous glassmaking companies will open their warehouses to offer unrepeatable bargains. Kids can participate in games and activities at the Murano School of Glassmaking. All this and the unique attractions of the island: the Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato, the Church of San Pietro and the Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum), one of the richest and most prestigious collections of glass objects in the world, offering free admittance for several weekends between 5th December and 6th January. Celebrate, with the people of Murano, Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of glassmakers. Comune di Venezia (Venice City Council) Assessorato alle Attività produttive Assessorato alla Produzione culturale Municipalità di Venezia-Murano-Burano Delegazione di zona di Murano coordinated by Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti www.abatezanetti.it with the support of Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia www.accave.com Actv www.actv.it Aepe www.aepe.it Apt www.turismovenezia.it Ascom www.ascomvenezia.com Asscum ass. per lo studio e lo sviluppo della cultura muranese Ava www.veneziasi.it Berengo Studio www.berengo.com Confartigianato Venezia www.artigianivenezia.it Formia www.formiaglass.it Gruppo remiero Murano Istituto comprensivo di Murano Parrocchia dei Santi Maria e Donato Parrocchia di San Pietro Polisportiva Murano Promovetro www.promovetro.com Roscano Bottega d’arte www.roscano.com Simone Cenedese www.simonecenedese.it Unindustria Venezia www.unindustria.venezia.it Venezia Turismo Consorzio Motoscaﬁ Thanks are also due to the Provincia di Venezia and all www.nataledivetro.com those who have made the organization of these events possible. Programme, December 2007 Wednesday 5th inauguration 4.30 Colonna. Inauguration of the sculpture by Aristide Najean Il 5pm Campiello Pescheria. Inauguration of the sculpture by Pino Castagna Canneto 5.30pm Bressagio. Inauguration of the sculpture by Formia Fornace Mian pm 6 pm roveto ardente Fuoco io son e son di sofﬁo Bressagio. Opening of the mercatino del vetro a lume (glass jewellery and small ornaments market) and switching on of the Murano Christmas lights Thursday 6th 5.30pm Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato. 6.30pm campo San Donato. Inauguration of the sculpture by Shan Shan Sheng Abacus Mass for the celebration of Saint Nicholas Friday 7th 5pm inauguration of the exhibition Arte On the 6th December, Murano celebrates San Nicolò, the patron saint of glassmakers. Known In the rest of Italy as San Nicola, he was the bishop of Myra in Turkey in the IV century A.D. Among the many legends about him, the most famous tells of when he gave gifts of gold to three young women whose father could not afford a proper dowry for them. For this reason, in Murano and other parts of Italy, there is the tradition of exchanging gifts on San Nicola’s day. sacra Exhibition of devotional works in glass, promoted by the Promovetro consortium with Confartigianato and Unindustria Venezia and the artistic contribution of the glassworks of Murano. Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato, admission free 7th December 2007 – 6th January 2008, open Monday to Sunday (8am –6pm) Saturday 8th 11am workshop for children Scuola del Vetro 12pm “La regata” photography prize Palazzo da Mula organized by the Grandangolo photography club 3 pm glassmaking demonstrations at the furnaces of the Scuola del Vetro A star is born from 5 pm in campo Santo Stefano, opening night of the show presented by Miriana Trevisan and Alessandro Pasetti with the fabulous magic of Antonio Casanova Presentation of the sculpture by Simone Cenedese and ddf Architetti Natale di luce in una cometa di vetro A Christmas of light in a glass comet and of those by the other artists whose works are on display around the island of Murano aperitf offered by the trattoria Busa alla Torre and by the Canella Vineyards Vetro è musica / Glass is music jam session in the glassworks. The master glassmakers of Formia, Fornace Mian, will be accompanied by live music in a non-stop creative exchange. sculptures The most important galleries and glassworks of the island allow you to discover the art of glass sculpture as you walk through the streets and squares of Murano. Five sculptures by the best artists and glassmakers will be displayed in the open air. Il roveto ardente Colonna. Roscano Bottega d’Arte di Gian Andrea Seguso presents the sculpture by Aristide Najean that pays homage to the creativity of Murano. inauguration Wednesday 5th, 4.30pm Canneto Campiello Pescheria. The Berengo Studio gallery presents a sculpture by Pino Castagna: a striking piece of architecture in blown glass. inauguration Wednesday 5th, 5pm Fuoco io son e son di sofﬁo Bressagio. Formia Fornace Mian displays a work in blown glass designed by Denise Gemin. inauguration Wednesday 5th, 5.30pm Abacus Campo San Donato. The Berengo Studio gallery presents a sculpture by Shan Shan Sheng of the series Abacus 1046-771 BC (Western Zhou Dynasty) ancient Chinese invention. inauguration Thursday 6th, 6.30pm Natale di luce in una cometa di vetro Campo Santo Stefano. Simone Cenedese presents his latest virtuoso work: a Christmas star in blown glass. From an idea conceived with ddf Architetti: Gianmarco Ferro, Alessio De Lazzari, Paolo Dedemo inauguration Saturday 8th, 5pm Sunday 9th 10.30am Regata di Murano regatta in six-oar caorline (each boat associated with a glassworks on the island) along Murano’s Grand Canal organized by the Murano Rowing Club; ﬁnishing line in front of the Basilica of Santi Maria e Donato 11am-3pm 11am 3pm charity market campo San Donato workshop for children Scuola del Vetro glassmaking demonstrations Scuola del Vetro Friday 14th 5.30pm presentation of L’isola di vetro project, Scuola del Vetro Saturday 15th 10.30am Remembering Silvio “Tantan” cloisters of San Pietro Martire, cicchettata (Venetian tapas) of folpeti (baby octopus), nerveti (veal cartelage) and spienza (spleen) à la “Tantan”, an unforgettable character from Murano 11am La scuola pensa in vetro 2007 Scuola del Vetro presentation of the work created by 120 children from Murano during the educational project Laboratorio trasparente (Transparent Workshop) with the Istituto comprensivo di Murano and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia 3pm glassmaking demonstrations at the furnaces of the Scuola del Vetro Sunday 16th 11am workshop for children Scuola del Vetro am 11 inauguration of the exhibition The War Memorial by Napoleone Martinuzzi. 1927-2007 Exhibition of the original drawings and photographs depicting the war memorial (1927) in campo San Donato by the famous Murano sculptor Napoleone Martinuzzi. Palazzo da Mula, 16th December 2007 – 4th January 2008, 9am–1pm, Tuesday and Thursday until 5pm (closed Saturday and Sunday), admission free 3pm glassmaking demonstrations at the furnaces of the Scuola del Vetro Monday 17th 6pm Natale dello sportivo palestra Leo Perziano, consegna del premio L’uomo e lo sport all’atleta più meritevole dell’anno, riconoscimento ﬁnale per tutte le 14 società della Polisportiva During the same evening: award of the Luci refreshments available from 8pm di Natale prize for the best outdoor decorations (balconies and gardens); Thursday 20th 5.30pm presentation of the La memoria del vetro (memory of glass) prize, Scuola del Vetro Saturday 22nd 11am workshop for children Scuola del Vetro 3pm glassmaking demonstrations at the furnaces of the Scuola del Vetro Sunday 23rd 11am workshop for children Scuola del Vetro 3pm glassmaking demonstrations at the furnaces of the Scuola del Vetro 8.45pm Concerto del coro gospel Joy Singers diretto da Andrea D’Alpaos, basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato traditional food Murano restaurants will offer a traditional dish and a glass of wine at a ﬁxed price (euro 16.50, including service and cover charge): bisato sull’ara con verdure (eel with vegetables) with a glass of cabernet or seppie in nero con polenta (cuttleﬁsh cooked in their ink served with polenta) with pinot grigio (see list of restaurants and map). participating restaurants ai Bisatei campo San Bernardo 6, +39 041 739528, open every day (10am–5pm) Busa alla Torre – da Lele campo Santo Stefano 3, +39 041 739662, open every day for lunch ai Frati fondamenta Venier 4, +39 041 736694, (12pm–3pm), closed on Thursdays al Sofﬁador viale Bressagio 10, +39 041 5275410, open every day (9am–5pm) Antica Trattoria Muranese Rivalonga 20, +39 041 739610, (12pm–4pm), closed on Wednesdays Restaurant B campiello Pescheria, +39 041 5274957 (12pm–4pm, open in the evening if booked in advance), closed on Wednesdays Valmarana fondamenta Navagero 31, +39 041 739313 (closed on Wednesdays, open in the evening if booked in advance) ai Vetrai – da Adino fondamenta Manin 29, +39 041 739293, (12pm-3pm and 6.30pm–9pm) closed on Friday and Sunday evenings As always, at least one restaurant will be open in the evening. workshop for children Games and activities for children from 6 to 10 years at the glassmaking school organized with the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. Information and bookings +39 041 2737711. Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti, 8th-23rd December, every Saturday and Sunday, 11am. glassmaking demonstrations Master craftsmen display their glassmaking skills. Admission free. Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti, 8th-23rd December, every Saturday and Sunday, 3pm. Free adm ission for all to the Museo d el vetro (G lass Muse on 8th, 9 um) th, 15th, 16th, 22n and 23rd d Decembe r. other places of interest Museo del vetro (Glass Museum) Fondamenta Giustinian 8, +39 041 739586, open from 10am to 5pm (closed on Wednesdays) The city of glass houses one of the most important collections of glass objects in the world. The collection includes beautiful items from ancient Rome to the middle ages, from the XV century to the Baroque period, right up to the ‘rebirth’ of the XX century. A chance to learn about the history of the art of Murano glass and to understand why it is so unique. Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato Campo San Donato, open every day (8am–6pm), admission free The Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato is one of the jewels of the Venetian Lagoon. It dates from the XII century and has, among other things, a splendid apsidal mosaic with a gold background, and a mosaic ﬂoor that – for beauty and historical interest – is second only to the that of St Mark’s Basilica. Chiesa e museo di San Pietro martire campiello Michieli 3, open 9am–6pm, closed Saturday mornings, admission free An important church on the Rio dei Vetrai with works by Bartolomeo Letterini, Domenico Tintoretto, Salviati, Veronese and a magniﬁcent Madonna Enthroned by Giovanni Belini. The sacristy has interesting wooden dossals sculpted by Pietro Morando and the small annexed museum has other paintings as well as curious examples of popular devotion. How to get to Murano The following vaporetti (waterbuses) stop at Murano: line DM (diretto Murano) from Piazzale Roma and Ferrovia every 20 minutes. line LN (Laguna nord) from Fondamente Nove every 30 minuti, stops: Fondamente Nove, Murano Faro, Mazzorbo, Torcello, Burano, Treporti, Punta Sabbioni. lines 41 and 42 (Giracittà) from a number of stops in Venice every 20 minutes. line 13 from Fondamente Nove, approx. every 50 minutes, stops: Fondamente Nove, Murano Faro, Vignole, Sant’Erasmo, Treporti. line N (Night) from Fondamente Nove. The Murano Night vaporetto stops at all the Murano stops; the Laguna Nord Night vaporetto stops at Murano Faro and then continues towards Punta Sabbioni. for further information www.actv.it or www.hellovenezia.com or tel. +39 041 24 24 Alilaguna www.alilaguna.it Alilaguna S.p.a. is the company providing direct waterbus transfers between Marco Polo Airport and Murano. The journey takes only 30 minutes and the three different lines (Blue, Red and Orange) guarantee a service every 20 minutes stopping at Murano Colonna and Murano Museo.