Glass Jewelry Workshop

“Producing something ethnic means creating an unprecedented version of a jewel as an ornament, replete with magical and symbolic significance.

Arcane memories, archetypes shared by all civilisations: adornment makes the body more and more powerful. It’s as if an ornament were an enchantment, a form of protection, a symbol.

It’s something we still do today, perhaps unconsciously. But I make a conscious effort to imagine every woman going out into the world with her message, to give voice to her charm, making her spirit shine and her elegance stand out: that’s how my jewels come to life.

The imagination knows no limits.”

- Fulvia Notari

Jewelry line designed exclusively for GAS Members on sale at special Glass Jewelry Design/Promotion workshop sponsored by Fulvia Notari of Antares Venezia.

Please join us!

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Meeting Place: 5:30-6:00pm outside patio “B” Restaurant
Address: Campiello Pescheria #4, Murano
For Info call: +39 348.743.3238

Divertimento Group, a GAS Corporate Member, is an American company based in Rome, Italy. We are the only company in the world with a dedicated Glass Tourism Division for collectors, glass artists, designers, and all creative people who want to explore glass on this wonderful island.

If you missed signing up for guided tours – No worry!

Divertimento Group (DG) specializes in designing Alternative Cultural Adventures throughout Italy.

Our special guide Andrea D’Alpaos – born and raised in Venice - is very popular but may have a few days still open. He is available for DG private/group tour requests. View bio and contact info for Andrea D’Alpaos.


Take a break!

Remember that Venetian small eateries and drinking establishments are called bacari (accent on the first syllable and last syllable pronounced “ee”). and the finger food-nibbles you eat are called cicheti (tcheekettee – accent on the second syllable). White wine is best in this area of Italy (small glass of wine is called “ombra”– which means “shadow”) and if you like cocktails – a Venetian drink called a Spritz is lovely on a hot summer day (you can find the recipe online at - but be forewarned – Aperol is absolutely habit forming, but you can buy it in the States now.

No eatery or drinking establishment listed on this website is a paid advertiser. All references are based on personal opinion or recommendations from our favorite travel writers and we receive no compensation for encouraging visitors to our website to try out a place that we think they might enjoy.  That said – if you want the friendliest wait staff and the freshest seafood in the absolute most convenient location on the island with a lovely outside patio – visit my friend Lorenzo’s restaurant on Murano B Restaurant - ADDRESS: Campiello de la Pescheria 4, 30141 Murano, Italy – Telephone  +39 041 527 4957 (it is hard to find – it is around the corner from the beautiful Carlo Moretti store on Fondamenta Vetrai, 82  - not to be missed for its museum quality pieces).  You can consult B Retaurant’s Tripadvisor site. Be sure to make reservations days in advance ! You can also send them an email– but mention DG in the subject line: ristoarte[at] Enjoy -  and let us know if you agree with us!


Another friend, Luciano Orlandi, who I pretend is my own personal Master Chef has two places to consider in Venice. One is a simple Osteria called Ostaria Santa Giustina. (Address; 6553, Castello) in a sweet little piazza that is a bit difficult to find, but worth the lovely atmosphere in the quaint piazza. I have not eaten there – but enjoyed my glass of wine outside in the peaceful square. Phone number: +39 041 296 0212.  Buon appetito!

Luciano has another  beautiful little jewel of a restaurant (more up-scale)  called Boccadoro, in a secluded, intimate little piazza (my favorite in Venezia) where you can sit outside – weather permitting. Calle Larga Widmann, 5405/a is conveniently located near Fondamenta Nove (ask for directions from the boat stop) -  great for anyone staying in Venezia, but only 10 minute boat-ride from the island of Murano. You can consult the menu and make reservations online. Call to make reservations, it is a small place. Ask for Simone the extremely courteous manager – he speaks English. Tel. 041 521 1021. Here too, specify Divertimento Group –you might just get a little treat!


MURANO Workshops and Private Tutorials

Our Glass Tourism Division is creating cultural exchanges and small group full immersion courses or private sessions on the island of Murano! No other travel company in the world can combine travel-educational opportunities with internationally acclaimed Murano Maestri (for more info write Lesley[at]