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The gold experience

Admire the famous art of gold leaf making in the “Mario Berta Battiloro” traditional craft workshop

Goldbeater experience in Venice
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Italian Art and Culture

Mario Berta Battiloro continues the old craft started in 1926. The last craftsman of his kind left in Europe, the Battiloro (literally ‘gold beater’) is the guardian of the art of working gold, silver and other precious metals into gossamer-thin sheets for an array of applications. This experience offers you a unique opportunity to meet the last maestro in his historic workshop – in the very building where Titian, that titan of Venetian painting, once lived – and see for yourself how gold is transformed into gold leaf, from melting and laminating through to beating until the leaf is cut and packaged.

The experience includes

  • A 50-minute workshop with the last Battiloro in Venice

Terms and Conditions

  • The experience is only offered in combination with an accommodation booking (various types of room are available)
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights