Enjoy a 2.5 hour exclusive private tour of traditional artisans of Venice from shoe makers to masks creators, from leather designers to textiles experts. Led by a professional local guide you will visit unique specialized craftsmen that still miraculously survive globalization and mass production. On this off-the-beaten-track itinerary you will also see spectacular churches, charming canals and alleyways, hidden treasure and other fascinating sites. At the end of this memorable experience you will feel like a savvy traveler with lots of useful addresses collected.
Venice is not only a touristic city with plenty of sellers of mass products made elsewhere, global chains and undistinguished souvenirs shops but also a center of authentic made-in-Italy. Traditional arts and crafts are still alive in the city away from the beaten-tracks, sometimes hiding in fascinating corners and romantic little alleyways.This 2.5 hour tour is led by a local passionate guide and runs everyday except Sundays, when most of the non touristic shops are closed. You will visit leather bags and accessories makers, hats and shoes artisans, glasses and jewels designers, skilled carpenters, laces and ceramics craftsmen.Venice is home of the world's most famous Carnival with its typical sumptuous costumes and it has been for centuries the capital of glass and textiles trade in Europe you will meet the masks creators, the experts in marbles, glass and home furniture.During the tour you will also see gondolas and toys factories, restoration laboratories and much more. At the end of this memorable experience you no longer feel a mass-tourist but a a savvy traveler instead with lots of useful addresses collected for quality shopping.