The SENT sisters’ Showroom in Murano Venice

The SENT sisters’ Showroom in Murano Venice

Murano is a Venetian island full of surprises... if you know where to look!

Murano is an extraordinary island to visit, beyond the façade of dubious cheap goods and the insistent “intromettitori” (zealous hulks that will try to reel you in when you disembark from the ferry to Murano and take you to the sales room that gives them the most “satisfaction”. At the very least, they will merely help direct you “to the furnaces” – their own furnaces). The island of Murano in Venice merits more than one trip, especially if accompanied by good guides and if you go there on weekdays, when the real glass makers’ showrooms are open, rather than just those displaying artistic glass. The new totally white space owned by the sisters Marina and Susanna Sent is definitely a good place to visit and should absolutely not be missed by elegant modern women. This bright open space overlooking the lagoon was created from the renovation of a former boathouse. A wide range of objects are on display, providing an even better opportunity to appreciate the elegant combinations of glass and other materials, such as rubber, steel, wood and paper, used to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces in a minimalist style with bright colours. You can also find simple linear glass sculptures, bowls, plates and scarves, all in a similar style to the jewellery. Getting there is easy: alight at the first stop at Murano (Colonna), then – while avoiding the above-mentioned “intromettitori” – bear left and walk all the way along the foundations. You will see the entrance on your right, just before you reach the bridge. Prices: necklaces €25 - €200, earrings €15 - €40. The BRAVI QUESTI column is edited by Michela Scibilia, author of a very useful low-cost guide to Venice (and the Laguna). 

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