Metal melting in an artistic foundry – Tour

Attend the most fascinating phase of the work of a blacksmith. You will see him melting the metal and pour it in a mold. But, did you know the same mold is never used twice? Find out why and many other things during the tour of our foundry

WHY DID WE LIKE THIS EXPERIENCE SO MUCH?

Scopri uno degli artigiani che lavora alla gondola

Perché è un’esperienza memorabile da fare a Venezia

Perché guardare un’artigiano in azione ti lascerà a bocca aperta!

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Price

Tour of the foundry: 29 EUR/person

Minimum 2 persons
Interpreter: 85 EUR/service

Other practical information

Private tour for min: 2 partecipants
As an optional service, you can add an interpreter for the visit. English, French, German and Spanish ara available, together with other languages on request (Chinese, Russian). Students from Ca’ Foscari University will be your interpreters.
Open to children from 7 yo.

Spoken Languages

  • Italian
  • English

Included / Excluded

Included :

Tour of the foundry and metal melting demonstration (at 2.30pm)

Excluded :

Whatever not specified in the “included” session

Sales Conditions

Cancellation is allowed but a penalty of 20% of the price will be withheld.
No reimbursement is foreseen in case of NO SHOW ( to be missing at the agreed time and the meeting place of the experience)

Availability

Friday afternoon at 2.00 p.m.

Duration

1 h 30 minute

Features

  • Private Experience

The melting of iron is a crucial phase for the work of a blacksmith, something similar to a ritual which takes place once a week in our foundry and that we would like to invite you to see.

Every Friday afternoon at 2.30pm we turn on the kiln of our artistic foundry, we melt the iron and pour it into different molds according to the products we have to shape for our costumers. We receive orders from all over the world and we will tell you the most peculiar anecdotes about this ( you wouldn’t imagine some of our works are in the White House!)

While assisting to this phase of our work, you will learn many thing on the fascinating history of blacksmiths in Venice. Techniques and traditions have remained the same for centuries and each generation pass them by to the next. Our artistic foundry, which has been active since 1913, is itself a witness of this history.

Practical information:

  • Private tour for max. 10 participants
  • As an optional service, you can add an interpreter for the visit. English, French, German and Spanish ara available.
  • Open to children from 7 yo.

Prices:

  • Tour of the foundry: 29 EUR/person
  • Interpreter: 85 EUR/service

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