Venice craftmen and artisan tour
DURATION: 2 hours
MEETING POINT: Your English speaking guide will come and meet you in the lobby of your Hotel if it's centrally located or in a central location in Venice.
PRICE: on request
The best way to understand the local culture is discovering local craft.
Venice has an old and reach tradition of crafts: glass, laces, masks, gondolas and jewelries.
Walk through venetian alleys to discover the small traditional shops where local craftsmen are maintaining alive the oldest traditions of the city.
We will visit a shop to discover the particular glass-technique known as 'vetro al lume', the lamp work used to create small objects or precious beads, then we will visit another shop to discover how the venetian masks are created.
Our tour will continue visiting a special laboratory where a young Venetian creates wooden oars and forcola (carved wooden rest) , we will walk in front of an ancient squero (shipyard where gondolas where built) and we will end visiting a traditional shipyard where ancient traditional venetian boats are conserved.