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Venetian articraft tracking experience

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Rough hands, attentive eyes, the characteristic smell of the workshop laboratory and of the daily job.  Skilled hands that shape any kind of material: wood, glass or even gold. To become a craftsman it takes intuition but most of all heart and a lot of passion.


Here you can see what you will do during this daily experience

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You will get to know the craft called “remer”, witnessing the transformation from a tree trunk into a forcola, a characteristic Venetian gondola element. Entering the studio, filled with different essences of wood, glue and sawdust, you will see the work of a skilled craftsman repeating ancient gestures and inherited technics. You will also take back with you a small gift made with his competent hands.

Also, you will be introduced to the “battiloro” craft, the art of transforming gold into a very thin sheet. Getting into a very dark room, illuminated by dim light sources, you will see skilled craftsmen shaping delicate gold leaves, creating golden sparkling reflections in the dark. This experience will make you feel your child wonder again!

And then, the “perler” the antique craft of creating  glass beads in Venice, will lead you through the unique trip that glass represents for them: to tame and shape its brave and alive nature with fire. In this small shop you will be surrounded by hundreds shiny and colorful glass beads, feeling the deep contrast of colors and material. You will be transported in another dimension and the beads in your hands will let you remind this ancient and wonderful technique.

And what about little Jack? Well, there’s a special workshop for them, where they will be able to use their utmost creativity, shaping a traditional venetian mask in papier-mâché and reproducing the joy of the Venetian carnival.

Experience Features | Seasonality – Wanderjack
  • the perfect activity to experience even in a rainy day, either in summer or winter time

Experience Features | Duration – Wanderjack
3 hrs

Experience Features | Safety – Wanderjack
Easiness level
Safety tips
  • avoid sandals; wear tennis shoes or sneakers