Altare Glass Fest: a place to celebrate the art of glass

May 14, 2018 199

Murano is usually the first place people think about when speaking of glassblowing in Italy. However, there is another town that can boast a very long tradition of craftsmanship in the field: Altare, with its 2,000-people population in the province of Savona, Liguria.

The small village is holding – from last April to next November – the Altare Glass Fest, an extraordinary event that will bring glass masters from the whole world together for one weekend a month. Craftspeople will explain about their wonderful work in the simplest and most effective way possible: by creating new pieces and showcasing their work at the Villa Rosa kiln, the Altare Museum of Glass Art.

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