Venetian Velvets Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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An 1-hour experience to immerse yourself in the handcraft tradition of Venice: you will discover the art of the textile production which has made Venice famous between the 18th and 19th centuries. During this unforgettable tour you will attend to the original techniques used to realize the luxurious weavings typical of the Venetian style. After that you can admire a showroom with its original woven items.
Venice can boast a story of textile production which is almost one thousand years old. The tour starts in the looms of 1700 where it will be explained the history of weaving and looms and will be shown the secrets of handcrafted textiles while the fabrics are in process with operators using the original techniques and hardware. The velvets, brocades, damasks, lampasses and satins produce have the same quality as those of centuries ago, because the art factory make them use the same techniques and the same looms, with patterns coming from various centuries and corners of the world. The art factory is present on the most important international markets, is strengthening its trade relations with countries with fast-growing economies, where a new luxury and wealth led to a search for exclusive goods. At the end of the tour, take the opportunity to spend some time in the showroom where you can admire the products. Gift book of art factory every group (1-3 people).

What’s included

  • Private guided tour with commentary by expert artisan. Free under 12 years old, accompanied by adults
  • An exclusive book concerning the textile-art of Venice

What’s not included

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Tips

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide
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