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Handcraft in Venice: the hidden ateliers of the authentic Made in Italy Excellences

Venice
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Group Size: individual (price on demand, according to the group size info@asolando.com)

Duration: Half day

Tour Type: Cultural

Important Information

Duration: Half Day Experience
Tour Type: Daily Tour
Group Size: 8 people
Location: Venice and Veneto

Hightlights

  • Explore an off the beaten track Venice with our half day tour. Artisans will show you the traditional techniques handed down through generations and tell you the history about their ancient family craft. The best way to discover this city is knocking with us to the door of artisans, who are carrying on ancient Venetian tradition and are ambassadors of Italian quality worldwide.Discover the ancient tradition of goldbeaters and admire how, one of the most prestigious fabric manufacturers of Venice, produces excellent velvet and damask with original 18th century looms.
  • Suggested tour with private guide.
  • One of our travel consultant will meet you and will always be available online/phone 24/7.

Itinerary

9.30 a.m.
The tour will start with a visit to the last Venetian goldbeater laboratory, where gold ingots are transformed into ultra-slim leaves. The process starts with the fusion phase of the material, followed by the laminating work, which is necessary to prepare the gold for the hammering. Opened in 1926, is carrying on one ancient Venetian craft.
10.30 a.m.
The tour will continue with a visit of the most prestigious fabric manufacturer of Venice. Textiles have been realised here for the White House as well as for Kremlin. 
The secret of their production is the use of original 18th century looms. You will be told about the history of the fabric and the ancient Venetian tradition of textile, while watching weavers working.
12:00 p.m.
End of the services.

The tour is available from Monday to Friday, due to working hours of laboratories. We are available to customize the timetable according to the guests’ wishes.

Included/Exclude

  • Walking tour
  • Entrance to 2 ateliers
  • Guided tour with English and Spanish commentary (other languages on demand)

Tour's Location

Venice

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