Private Traditions of Venetian Artisans

Private Traditions of Venetian Artisans
Excursion Highlights:
  • Dive into Venice's rich artisan history uncovering the city’s centuries-old textile industry - a unique, unforgettable experience!
  • Visit an ancient Venetian weaving mill, home to world-renowned 18th-century looms producing exquisite velvets and brocades.
  • Explore The Palazzo Mocenigo, a museum showcasing 17th and 18th-century Venetian style with displays of garments, accessories, and perfume.
  • Discover an old roasting shop once visited by Giacomo Casanova, filled with stacks of unique goods and furniture.
  • Finish your tour in a charming showroom, where you can admire and purchase finely crafted woven souvenirs.
From $71.00/person to $530.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 30 minute walk or a vaporetto(not included) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions This tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk on paved as well as cobblestone surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles or walkers.

Private Traditions of Venetian Artisans

Venice boasts an incredible 1,000-year old tradition of handcrafted textiles, which is often overlooked by its more famous craft of glass making.

Your historical tour begins with a stop at an ancient Venetian weaving mill. This weaving mill dates back to the end of the 19th-century and is home to 18th-century looms that are evidence of the great tradition behind the mill and its products. The velvets and brocades of the Venetian weaving mill are famous throughout the world and furnished palaces, fashionionable houses, expositions, and exhibitions.

As your tour continues, you will arrive at The Palazzo Mocenigo, also known as the Museum of Textiles and Costumes. The museum will take you back to the discovery of the 17th and 18th century Venetian style through an itinerary dedicated to the fashion of that time. Garments and accessories are displayed to document the refinement and taste of past centuries. Other museum rooms are dedicated to perfume, and a video will illustrate the role of the Venice in its rich history.

After the visit to the museum, you will have the chance to see something truly special. Stop at an old roasting shop where Giacomo Casanova, regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century, once stopped. It is a small, appealing store selling cloaks and hats. As you enter the store, you will feel surrounded by stacks of goods and unique furniture.

As your tour comes to an end, take the opportunity to spend time in the showroom where you can admire the products on display, and, if you wish, pick up a woven souvenir or two.