During this TVGW Tours by Nexa, our guide will take you to Bottega Cini, a treasure trove of the finest craftsmanship, where an exceptional "perlera" – bead-maker – has established her workshop.
Have you ever seen up-close how the tiny glass beads (the conterie) are strung with a fan of long thin needles? Have you ever admired the dexterity of the bead stringer as she creates her precious little masterpieces? You can experience this at Bottega Cini with Marisa Convento, Vice-President of the Committee for the Protection of the Art of Venetian Glass Beads, recognised as an Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in December 2021. Watching Marisa at work composing 'her coral branch', which has now become an icon of style, is like seeing the expertise of almost 700 years embodied in the very beads that the artisan handles with love, while telling her stories of passion and knowledge.
Photo Credit: Roberto Rosa
Meeting Point: Campo S. Stefano – Stand TVGW
Price: 15€ pp
Reduced > 12 € for children 6|14 years old and Venetians (on ID card presentation)
Children up to 6 years of age free
Languages: Italian and English
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