The Craftsmanship Museums

One of the many fascinating characteristics of Veneto is the variety both of its history and traditions. This variety linked with the land’s richness and especially the great inventiveness typical of the local craftsmen. To safeguard this talent, and to show it off, a museum network has been created in the region throughout the years, to enhance the value of the history and excellent quality of Veneto's handcrafted products.

On the Island of Burano – known for its brightly coloured houses – is the Lace Museum with its collection of lace which dates all the way back to the 16th century. Not to be missed in the Lagoon is also the Glass Museum on the Island of Murano. In the town of Stra you can enjoy the Rossini Shoe Museum, putting on display more than 1700 models of luxury lady’s shoes, a symbol of high quality of the shoes produced in the Riviera del Brenta area.

Another example of the excellent handcrafting talents from Veneto in the shoe industry is the Boot and Sports Shoe Museum in Montebelluna with more than 2000 pieces on show. The town Nove (province of Vicenza) is famous for its artistic ceramic production, celebrated in the Ceramics Museum with an interesting collection of works the latest of which date back to the 18th century

And finally, in the Dolomites, in Pieve di Cadore, the Spectacles Museum tells the history and evolution of glasses and their relationship with the area’s skilful artisans.

The Craftsmanship Museums