The secret workshop of the Venetian Puppets

In Santa Fosca a Venetian artisan has been created for 27 years odd and bizarre puppets. Since he was a boy, our expert puppet master has ejoyed creating dolls.

Inside his kingdom you will breathe a dreamlike and surreal atmosphere. It’s workshop, was in the past a painting workshop and later a chandeliers warehouse – and this can be seen by the piece of chandelier our artisan found and hung up on the ceiling beam as decorations-.

During this visit, you will learn how puppets are shaped using natural materials and following the traditional technique, including the use of a cross with eight threads to move them. Puppets bodies are all made of wood, while feet, head and hands are shaped with a wooden paste and hand painted.

All dresses and costumes are designed and sewed by his sister, seamstress skilled at sewing Venetian Carnival costumes.

Once upon a time, puppets were used in the ancient puppet shows to entertain guests with shows mixing satire and surprise.

per adult from

$459

NZD

Duration

45 minutes

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Visit of the puppets workshop
    • Assistant/guide for translation (if needed)
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup/drop off
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Chiesa di Santa Fosca, Campo Di Santa Fosca Campo di Santa Fosca, Adiacente alla Strada Nova, Venice Italy

    You will meet up with our assistant in front of the Church

  • Departure Point :
    Campo Santa Fosca, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

8

Organised by Park Viaggi

Activity ID: V-25993P71

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