Live the experience of visiting an old print shop, you will discover all the secrets of the ancient art of printing. You will see the lead types, the old machines used to print precious hand made books. You will discover a world that can still exist only in Venice, the only place in the world where tradition, culture and innovation can co-exist.
Venice has been famous since the XVI century for the fine prints realized by its craftmen. Many books were printed here as the Serenissima Government allowed free circulation of ideas, even against the Church will.
The craftmen shop you will visit is famous all over the world: Royal Houses, nobles, even great designers and businessmen have their business cards printed by the Basso family.
You will see Gianni and his son Stefano at work and will be able to appreciate the amazing historical value of their art. You will discover all the secrets of printing and even compose and print your own business card with the "masters" help.
At the end of the demonstration you will receive a precious bookmark, printed just for you!