Venice has an old tradition of crafts and this is what you will be experiencing during this 3-hour experience.
Follow our expert guide as they take you to 3 fascinating ateliers that will leave you and your children amazed…
Your first stop is at the last of the great gold leaf makers in Venice. This very small workshop has not changed for the last 100 years, and neither have the techniques used to make gold leaf. See how the men beat the gold pieces into very thin leaves and how the women carefully shape and place them in special folders.
Your second stop is a traditional printer. Once you have heard about this art, you and your children will get to make your own prints! Choose either a poster or a T-shirt, as well as the kind of print you would like to have. Follow the instructions of the master printer and make your own personalized article that you can take back home!
The final artisan workshop is a puppet workshop. The artisan will tell you about his world of puppets and how he developed a new technique using saw dust. He has been supplying puppets all over the world, and you’ll be amazed by how many international stars have asked him to make them a puppet! But the best part is when you will try to manipulate a puppet: it looks easy but wait until you try!
(The order of the visits might change, and one atelier could be replaced by another should the atelier be closed for an unexpected reason).
This tour is available in the following languages : English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (the guide will be there to translate)
Meeting Point: Fondamenta Nove vaporetto dock
Finish: At the last workshop