Murano Wheelchair Accessible Tours Venice Private Excursions.
The Island of Murano is located in the Venice lagoon and tells a story carved over the centuries the life of fishermen, artisans and a population that lived close to the great Serenissima Republic.
Founded by the Romans, Murano was originally a fishing port and a salt production center.
The great development and wealth of Murano began with the decree of 1291 which forced all the glassworks in Venice to move to the island, as they are easily subject to fires and a source of danger for the city itself.
Murano is famous all over the world for its traditional glass production.
On the island there are many workshops and ancient factories where you can admire the original technique used in the blown glass process, handed down by entire generations of craftsmen.
Murano Wheelchair Accessible Tours
Disabled friendly Murano wheelchair accessible tours with a professional guide.
Accessible Italian Holiday provide a safe and a full accessible tours around it at previewed itineraries.
Visit this rich and fascinating land with a specialized tourist guide.
As good traders, the Venetians knew that the best way to avoid "leaks" and to protect the traditional processes and trade secrets of glass, was to confine everything to a limited place.
For a period Murano was the main center of glass production in all of Europe.
Blowers refined and perfected their art until Murano glass became famous all over the world.
The glass-blowing masters of the island enjoyed a privileged status and a lot of prosperity, but at the same time they had severe restrictions, such as the possibility of leaving Venice only with permission from the Republic.
Whoever left the city without this was "banished" and could not go back to being a glassmaker any longer.
Those who allowed themselves to sell the "secrets" of the art of blowing abroad also risked the death penalty!
By the end of the XVI century, however, some Murano glassmakers left for other parts of Europe and the industry spread to other countries.
Murano's position and prosperity suffered a severe blow.
Glass, however, is the protagonist of Murano even outside the factories.
Just enter the Basilica of Santi Maria e Donato or the Church of San Pietro Martire to admire magnificent glass works such as chandeliers and decorations.
As soon as you get off the ferry, the best thing is to start by taking a walk around the island and along its Grand Canal.
As well as getting away from the more touristy streets to explore its picturesque alleys and shops.
You can start your tour at the Murano Lighthouse, the lighthouse that was first opened in 1912 and continues to function as an active lighthouse today.
Being an island, Murano can only be reached by sea.
When you get off the vaporetto on this island, it seems to be in a miniature Venice!
In fact, Murano is in turn made up of 5 small islands divided by a central canal called the “Grand Canal”, just like the famous one in Venice.
Booking & Travel
Murano wheelchair accessible tours.
Unmissable visit at it with our Venice Accessible Tours.
Venice wheelchair accessible Services
Venice wheelchair friendly Hotels
5th May 2022
Vincenzo is superb in every way. He is extremely thorough, conscientious and honest ...
21st September 2021
15th September 2021
I contacted Accessible Italian Holiday with a very short notice about a transfer from ...
13rd September 2021
16th August 2021
20th October 2020
The service provided by Accessible Italian Holiday was exceptional. Vincenzo who ...
29th June 2020
8th March 2020
My husband ( who has a spinal cord injury and can't walk ) needed to make a last ...
31st October 2019
19th September 2019
Enzo is a delight to work with. Made helpful suggestions that improved are overall ...
5th August 2019
25th July 2019
30th May 2019
17th May 2019
We booked two trips with Enzo, he was wonderful. At all times he made sure we got ...
19th October 2018
5th October 2018
Thank you for a FABULOUS trip. We had so much fun. You were so kind , helpful and ...
4th October 2018
Our guide was not only an excellent and reliable driver who met us on time ...
14th September 2018
Our family of 4 had a wonderful trip because of Accessible Italian Holidays. Here ...
9th September 2018
If you are in wheelchair and want to see the towns and cities of Italy Vincenzo ...
20th August 2018
11th July 2018
3rd July 2018
22nd June 2018
A little back-story. About 6 months ago I found this website and took...
16th June 2018
30th May 2018
6th April 2018
We had another excellent trip to Italy supported by Vincenzo at Accessible Italian...
26th March 2018
29th March 2018
Hi, Vincenzo, we often talk of the wonderful times we had in your beautiful country...
10th September 2017
Three years ago, after major back surgery, I cried for several days believing i would....
21st July 2017
WOW!! What a service you provide. I cannot recommend you guys enough. We had....
10th July 2017
11th June 2017
My mother and me have just returned from a wonderful holiday in the beautiful city....
13th April 2017
31st July 2016
11th September 2015
A few weeks ago our family: my mother, our 12 and 10 years old daughters and I traveled...
4th August 2015
21st June 2015
30th May 2015
Italy has an overabundance of sights, flavours and people. Enzo was essential in...
6th October 2014
We have recently returned from another fantastic trip to Italy, and this marks our...
6th August 2014
Dear Vincenzo, We would like to express our thanks for all you did to make our...
13th June 2014
Dear Vincenzo, first of all, I’d like to thank you for helping me have an amazing...
8th November 2013
Thanks for you e-mail, apologies for not replying sooner, however at long last we have...
14th October 2013
We have just returned from another wonderful trip to Italy, having used the...
14th July 2013
27th July 2013
18th May 2013
30th April 2012
We have just come back from a wonderful week in Italy, courtesy of the services...
18th October 2011
21st September 2011
29th August 2011
Thank you again for such a wonderful day. We were so looking forward to...
20th June 2011
I want to thank you for your very efficient and reliable help in providing my mother...
2nd May 2011
My husband and I recently experienced our dream vacation in Italy. I am...
26th July 2010
27th May 2010
16th June 2009
We traveled a lot of kilometers but the trip with your accessible van was very comfortable...
9th October 2008
From the time we began planning our trip six months prior, we had excellent...
29th September 2008
If you are in a wheelchair and you are considering a holiday in Italy you must contact...
29th July 2008
The whole family is anxious to let you know what a fantastic time we had last week...
26th June 2008
10th May 2008
For a country which is only a 2 and half hour direct flight away,it is truly a shame...
3rd November 2007
This note is to thank you, your partner and your driver so much for making out tours...
20th September 2007
Here is an organisation that delivers all that it promises and more. My family of eleven...
18th August 2007
We had not had a family holiday for six years. Kim’s celebral palsy walking...
10th August 2007
We would like to thank Enzo for helping us have one of the best holidays of our lives...
4th July 2007
My husband Arthur has end stage Parkinsons disease, chronic heart failure...
30th October 2006
There are so many places to see in that part of Italy, too many to fit into a week...
28th September 2006
Thanks for a memorable holiday. We were a bit dubious because we had never...
20th August 2006