Glass Museum – Piegaro
The testimony of the important glass tradition in Umbria
The Glass Museum in Piegaro (35 km away from Perugia) is located in the historical center of the town at the bottom of a impressive chimney stack made of bricks, which belonged to an old glass factory of the early 1800’s.
The building is particularly interesting because it is one of the few pre-industrial model structures in Italy of the glass production. Inside of it there are glass objects produced at the glassware by the time: glasses, bottles, pitchers accurately handmade (some of which are decorated with pure gold coin), but also demijohns and stuffed wickers which have characterized by the time the production of the factory and which you can still find in the countryside.
After the tour of the Glass Museum the old production cycle follows, from the arrival of the raw material to the finished product, passing by the glass fusion phases and manual manufacturing (per glass blowing) and later semi-automatic manufacturing.
The Glass Museum offers also a multimedial support that illustrates the technical aspects of glass production, since ancient times until the contemporary age.
The glassware was very important and well-known in the territory: documents of XII-XIV century prove that in the glassware of Piegaro the glass slabs and the mosaic tiles were realized for the glass windows and mosaics of the beautiful Cathedral of Orvieto, 46 km away from Piegaro (absolutly to be seen).
The Glass Museum is also promoter of many activities: conferences, seminaries, craftmanship courses, didactical labratories for children.
A furnace for the artisanal production of glass located in front of the Glass Museum, makes possible to organize improvised glass craftmanship products, demontrations of glass manifactures, glass blowing courses.
– from October to March, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 1st, December 8th, December 26th, January 6th from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm.
From Monday to Thursday open by reservation. 24th and 25th December closed
– from April to September, from Tuesday to Sunday, Easter, April 25th, June 2nd, from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm.
Monday open by reservation, 1st May and 15th August closed.
Admission with a fee>>>
It is recommended to wear a safety mask and to keep an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter.
For more information please call +39 366 9576262 or +38 075 8358525 or send an email>>>
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Photos: from the website of the Glass Museum
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