Venice: Crafts and Legends Walking Tour

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Discover how Venice was built, its moving legends and Venetian craft on a guided tour. The craftsmen and women create unique, handmade pieces of art enclosing all their passion and knowledge.


  • Learn about Venetian masks and how they are made
  • Admire intricate handmade mosaics
  • See handmade paper prints
  • Listen to moving Venetian legends
  • Discover a coffee roastery and history of the black brew


Learn about the legends and historic craftworks of Venice on a guided walking tour. Marvel at artisan products including the Venetian mask. Meet your guide in the square of San Bartolomio. First, discover the oldest Venetian recipe for hot chocolate, its origin and where you can taste it in the city. Enter the narrow side streets to uncover the history and production techniques of one of the most iconic and famous fashion accessories in Venice: the Venetian mask. See two workshops that still practice the intricate techniques of mosaics and 'Venetian paper'. Discover how Venice was built and the place where a Venetian girl, according to legend, saved her fellow citizens from certain death by painting the Virgin Mary. Hear even more legends and learn about how coffee arrived in Venice giving birth to the first coffeehouses in Europe .


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Important Information

  • The interior of the workshops are not visited

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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