Weaving a story about silk velvet in Venice has been a fascinating experience. You will visit an ancient weaving factory founded in 1875; this is the only company that continues the most ancient Venetian tradition of the hand-woven velvet. Then a visit to Palazzo Mocenigo house of the Centre for the History of Textiles and Costume that host a vast collection of fabrics, garments and accessories from the 18th century.
Meeting point: Railway Station Santa Lucia - exit door
Duration: 2 hours
- tourist assistant at your disposal during the tour
- visit to the ancient Weaving Factory
- entrance ticket to Palazzo Mocenigo (ancient clothes museum)
Venice has a great millennial tradition of weavers but not many people know that! We will give you the opportunity to see Venetian weaver tradition and the refined tools used to weave fine silk. We will visit an ancient weaving factory founded in 1875. This is the only company left in Venice that continues the ancient tradition of the hand-woven velvet. This experience will enrich your visit of the town and help you to get to know Venice off the beaten track. After our immersion into the laboratory, we will guide you to "Palazzo Mocenigo", home of one of the greatest collections of ancient clothes. This place is not very well-known but we believe it is really worth a visit. The palace evokes the different aspects of the life and activities of a Venetian nobleman between the 17th and 18th century, and on display there are several mannequins wearing valuable ancient garments and accessories. We will end up this experience being full of fashion culture!