Amazing Ateliers Of Venice (3 Hours )

Venice, Italy

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  • Family Vacations



Recommended Ages

5 and Above

Activity Level



Take a sneak peak at some of the most traditional and representative ateliers of Venice.

Follow our expert guide as he/she takes you to 3 fascinating ateliers that will leave you and your children amazed…

Welcome to the last of the great gold leaf makers in Venice. This very small workshop is still like it was some 100 years ago, and the techniques have not changed one bit. See how the man beats the gold pieces into very thin leaves and how the women carefully shape and place them in special books.

Another fascinating atelier on the list is a puppet workshops. Here, the owner has developed a new technique using saw dust, and has created thousands of puppets, of different shapes and sizes. You will even be able to manipulate a puppet.

The third workshop is an old textile factory. The wooden machines used here are still the same ones used a century ago. Here, they make some of the best textiles used for places of great importance (the Kremlin, various palaces and state buildings etc.), using the same technique of the 19th century. A fascinating visit that will make unforgettable memories.

It will be hard to get back to reality having stepped in these dreamlike workshops!

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By: Anna

Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

Family Twist provided several kid-friendly tours on our trip to Paris and London. The guides were knowledgeable and related easily to our children. We were all thoroughly engaged because of the professional and friendly guides. The little gifts for the children were a sweet perk.
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Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2018

Our experience with Family Twist was wonderful. Our main interaction was with two of their employees, Susanna and Camille. They were prompt, courteous and extremely helpful. One our most recent trip to Paris, Family Twist engaged two guides for us. Each of them was perfect in their own way. For the historic part of the itinerary, we had Katia. She was very knowledgeable and was able to engage a 9 year old for long periods of time. She has great games for my child that entertained him and educated him at the same time. The other guide, Laurenie, is a chocolate expert who gave us a fantastic walking chocolate tour of Paris.
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