"visit the glass factory in Murano" Europe Tourist Trap Tip by travelkitty

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don't be taken in when your hotel offers you a free boat trip and "tour" of a glass factory on Murano. True, the boat trip is free, but the tour consisted of watching a man make a simple water glass, complete with tip basket in front of him. Then we were escorted into the factory showroom - one sales rep to a couple. We actually saw nothing of Murano, and found later that the same items could be had in the Rialto Bridge market area for much less $$

Unique Suggestions: go ahead and go, but practice saying no thank you.

Fun Alternatives: just buy a ticket on the boat and go to Murano yourself, then take another boat to Burano. These places are very quaint.

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  • Written Oct 9, 2003
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