The secret workshop of the Venetian puppets private tour
Excursions & day trips

The secret workshop of the Venetian puppets private tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 15 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover a secret workshop in an 18th-century Venetian palace
  • Learn how to create a traditional puppet
  • Meet the craftsman
What to expect

Join this tour and discover the secret workshop of the Venetian puppets in Santa Fosca in Venice. Here your guide will reveal the story of a Venetian artisan who made bizarre and odd puppets for 27 years.

You could admire his workshop, a surreal and dreamlike kingdom made of puppets located on the first floor of an old Venetian palace.

During this visit, you will learn how to create traditional puppets using natural materials: puppets bodies are all made of wood; feet, head, and hands are shaped with a wooden paste and hand-painted.

All dresses and costumes were designed and sewed by his sister, taking inspiration from traditional Venetian Carnival costumes. It takes up to 15 days to create a puppet!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Visit of the puppets workshop
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup/drop off
    Where

    Cannaregio, 2420, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

    Meeting point:
    Campo Santa Fosca, under the statue of Paolo Sarpi. Please be sure to get there at least 10 minutes prior to the tour starting time
    What to remember
    • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals
    • The tour will be provided with both good or bad weather
    • This activity is not wheelchiair accesible
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    When

    Monday to Saturday at 9.30am, 11.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm

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    Provider
    Gray Line Venice
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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