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Discover Venice admiring what its craftsmen create every day.
You will see before your very eyes their skilled hands and their refined tools for carving wood or for giving shape to gold, manipulating papier-mâché or even turning hot liquid glass into a solid master piece. You will share with your beloved ones these precious moments that will enrich your visit and help you to get to know Venice off the beaten track. You will find out an ancient weaving workshop with historic explanations on Venetian ancient weaving and access to the lab to see the velvet production. Then, you will get to know the craftman called "remer", who transforms a tree trunk into a 'forcola', a characteristic element of the venetian gondola. Finally, the “Perler”, the antique art of doing glass beads in Venice, will lead you through the unique trip that developing elements of glass starting to taming the glass with a controlled flame.
Meeting point: Railway Station St. Lucia - Exit door - Venice
Duration: 3 hours
Languages: English, Spanish and Italian
Specialized tourist assistant at your complete disposal
Short historic and cultural explanations during the walking tour
Visit to three traditional craftsmen: a traditional weaver, a "remer” (oarmaker), and a “perler” (pearlmaker).
Visit and demo at the 'remer' (oarmaker) workshop
Visit to the 'Battiloro' lab (the art of transforming gold into a very thin sheet)