This museum, housed in the former salt warehouse, is entirely given over to glass, traditionally made in Empoli. Its history is recounted by showing reconstructions of the glass-making process and displaying glass both for everyday and decorative uses.
Two areas on the first floor of the museum have displays of decorative glass.
The first area is dedicated to Empoli’s green glass, which was widely used in the 1930s to make tableware and interior design objects, and remained in fashion until the 1970s, while the second area displays coloured glass, engraved or decorated in various ways, the production of which started in the mid-fifties when greater variety of designs and colour combinations was demanded as tastes evolved.
Via Ridolfi 70, Empoli Tel. (+39) 0571 76714 www.museodelvetrodiempoli.it firstname.lastname@example.org