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Overview

Witness the transformation of solid gold into paper-like leaves on a tour of the traditional Battiloro workshop in Venice. Learn how this delicate 18th-century craft is kept alive at Europe’s only such workshop, and watch skilled artisans at work creating the gold sheets used in decorative arts, cosmetics, and more.
  • 40-minute tour of the Battiloro goldbeating workshop in Venice
  • Visit the only surviving workshop dedicated to this traditional craft in all of Europe
  • Watch artisans transform solid gold bars into paper-thin leaves used for arts, cosmetics, and edible cuisine
  • Small-group tour limited to five people ensures a personalized experience
Make your way to the Battiloro workshop in Venice, housed in a historic building once used by the Renaissance painter Titian. Today, it’s the only workshop of it’s kind in all of Europe.

During the 40-minute tour, explore the history of the family-owned company that dates back to 1926 and still uses traditional methods to transform gold, silver, and other precious metals into delicate paper-like leaves. Watch skilled artisans carefully extract the thin sheets from solid metal bars, and learn the various uses for this unique and beautiful substance, including cosmetics; decorative arts like beading, mosaics, gilding, and decoupage; and even edible gold.

Group size is limited to five people, ensuring personalized attention from the guide and making this an intimate and unique experience ideal for families.
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