I was recently bought some glass while visiting Murano and I think I've developed a little bit of an addiction. I am hoping that someone might direct me to an Italian- Venice based website where I could purchase some items online.
I am from Canada but currently am living in Europe until the summer. As a result, I am eligible for VAT refund when I leave. So my specific question is, do you know where I could buy direct from glass makers of Murano without going through a middleman or importer?
Secondly, when I was in Venice I saw the stunning gates of the Peggy Guggenheim musem which have scores of fist-sized glass rocks which are weaved into the iron. I am contemplating making a similar gate formyself when I get home. Of course I would need first of all to be able to source a place where I could buy these glass rocks. Any suggestions are very welcome.