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Museo dell'Occhiale

Via Arsenale nr. 15, 32044, Pieve di Cadore, Italy
+39 0435 32953
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Educational

A passage through history of glasses development, archaic articles, and fashion. Although the show... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Panda-KOno
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K. Ono
An interesting spectacle

This is an excellent museum of the history of spectacles, from ancient times right through to... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2015
Warren B
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Sydney, Australia
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The Glasses Museum in Pieve di Cadore collects more than 4.000 artifacts that narrate the story of this precious accessory from ancient times to the present. The wealth of objects and documents are presented to the public in two paths: on the first floor you can see curiosities pertaining to the world of lenses and eyewear: nose-glasses (pince-nez), hand-held glasses ( face-a-main) , cases, fans and walking sticks with glasses hidden inside them, binoculars, monocles, magnifying glasses, most made of stones and precious materials. On the second floor there is a rich and complete exhibition of documents, photographs, interviews, vintage documentary films and equipment documenting the history of the glasses industrial district from the late nineteenth century to the present day.
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4 Feb 2017
“Educational”
6 Sep 2015
“An interesting spectacle”
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Arsenale nr. 15, 32044, Pieve di Cadore, Italy
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

A passage through history of glasses development, archaic articles, and fashion. Although the show is small you can get by with 1 hour visit but it is worth the time spent. Besides the location is great.

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Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is an excellent museum of the history of spectacles, from ancient times right through to today. It's well set out and some of the information will surprise you. Well worth a visit.

Thank Warren B
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Reviewed 15 May 2015

A very nice museum, interesting, showing the history of making glasses. I was passing thru Pieve di Cadore and stopped there, so I went also into this museum. I was fascinating of how many pieces of glasses the museum had and of the way the...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Very interesting museum, I liked it a lot. Never think about a museum for glasses until I was in Pieve di Cadore, hometown of Tiziano. A lot of things to see and to learn about glasses.

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Very interesting museum on the history of glasses and the local glasses industry. Fascinating and all info panels in English too.

Thank Isabelle J
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