On eighteen 18th-century looms, silks, velvets and brocades come to life, which then end up all over the world: from the Oval Room of the White House to the Kremlin, and the columns of the Basilica della Salute in Venice.
As soon as participants enter the factory, they will be fascinated by a rhythmic sound: that of the ancient looms, still operated by hand. The Bevilacqua family's roots in weaving date back to 1499, although modern weaving dates back to 1875.
A guided one-hour tour narrating the incredible craftsmanship behind a Bevilacqua fabric.
As many as 1,600 bobbins can be mounted in a loom, on which two weavers work in synchrony for a yield of “only” 30 cm per day.
Via Torino 151/e
30172 Venezia Mestre (VE) - Italy
Tel. +39 041 2392670