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Venetian Battiloro Laboratory Private Tour

Availability: Monday to Saturday
Duration: 45 minutes
Language: English, Italian, French
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Discover the ancient craft of the Battiloro
  • Visit a real Venetian Battiloro laboratory
  • Learn the gold transformation process from ingot to leaf
What to expect

Enjoy a guided tour to the workshop of the last Battiloro laboratory in Venice.

The Battiloro is a craftsman who beat gold with a huge hammer, thinning it down to reduce it into a very thin leaf. This ancient custom is still practiced in an evocative Venetian laboratory, opened in 1969. Here, the art of working gold in thin foils is kept and practiced.

During your guided tour you will discover the history of this profession and you will attend to the whole process of turning gold from ingot to leaf: melting, laminating and beating, then cutting and packaging phase.

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What's included
  • Guided visit to the Battiloro laboratory
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food and beverages
Where

Calle del Magazzen, 5182

What to remember
  • No refund will be provided for latecomers or no shows
  • Should it be raining the tour will still take place
  • Travellers are kindly requested to plan in advance their journey in order to get to the meeting point on time
  • We recommend dressing comfortably clothes and paying attention to the steps of the stairs, as it is a palace protected by the Cultural Heritage
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When
  • Monday to Saturday at 9.30am, 11.30am
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Provider
Gray Line Venice
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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