The Spirit of Tradition: Centuries of Venetians Velvets

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Venice can boast a story of textile production which is almost one thousand years old.
The tour starts in the looms of 1700 where it will be explained the history of weaving and looms and will be shown the secrets of handcrafted textiles while the fabrics are in process with operators using the original techniques and hardware.
The velvets, brocades, damasks, lampasses and satins products have the same quality as those of centuries ago, because the art factory make them using the same techniques and the same looms, with patterns coming from various centuries and corners of the world. The art factory is present on the most important international markets, is strengthening its trade relations with countries with fast-growing economies, where a new luxury and wealth led to a search for exclusive goods.
At the end of the tour, take the opportunity to spend some time in the showroom. A gift-book concerning the textile-art will be given to every group (1-3 people).

Key Details:

  • Meeting Point:Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua - Santa Croce 1320. (Please be there 5 minutes before the departure time
  • Duration: 1hour approx.
  • Price: € 77 from a minimum of 1 to a maximun of 3 persons - Free under 12 years
  • Timetable: from Monday to Friday at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM
  • Languages: English and Italian
  • Inclusions: Guided tour with commentary - An exclusive book concerning the textile-art of Venice

This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
Comfortable shoes suggested.
The tour is considered Private.
Mobile vouchers are accepted
The tour does not operate on 25th April, 1st May, 2nd June, 1st November, 8th December and from 22nd December until 7th January
For general conditions refer to our brochure “Discovering Venice”

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Explore the art of the textile production which has made Venice famous during the 18th and 19th centuries. You will attend to the original techniques to create the luxurious weavings typical of the Venetian style. After that you can admire a showroom with its original woven items.



  • Jump into the handcraft tradition of Venice.
  • Discover the secrets of a luxurious industry.
  • Explore the techniques which have made the Venetian style a cliché during the 18th century
  • Guided Tour with commentary
  • A gift book concerning the textile-art of Venice


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