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Venice: Traditional Goldbeater Tour with Demonstration

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Learn about the art of transforming gold into slim leaves at a traditional goldbeater workshop on this guided tour in Venice. Discover the secrets behind this ancient art and watch a demonstration.


  • Take home a souvenir of the goldbeater art to always remember your tour
  • Watch a goldbeater demonstration by a master artisan
  • Go on a guided tour of a traditional workshop
  • Learn about the process and techniques from your local guide
  • Discover secrets not known to people outside of the trade


Go on a guided tour of a historic laboratory where gold is transformed into ultra-slim leaves, used in art, food, cosmetics, and furnishings. Learn about the ancient art from your local guide and watch a live demonstration. Your tour starts at the workshop, with an introduction to goldbeater art. Learn about the entire process and the techniques used, from the fusion phase to the cutting and packaging phase. Watch a master artisan demonstrate the production process and the goldbeater art. Then, at the end of the tour, you can visit the shop to buy a souvenir to take home with you.


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