Revealing the city's textile secrets, the experience will grant access to world renowned factories, showrooms and producers of the finest materials and products in the iconic city that pioneered the textile trade.
The experience will begin as guests are taken by their expert guide to the world renowned textile producer, Rubelli (pictured). Design lovers will be taken around the showroom that forms a part of Venice's rich cultural heritage, where the museum archive holds some 6,000 textiles on record with over 3,000 fabrics produced by Rubelli since 1858.
Inspired by the vast archives, including curtains, cushions and commissions for the pope's ceremonial garments, guests will have the opportunity to create their own bespoke fabric and design. Having also worked extensively within the fashion works, with high-profile fashion houses, including Prada and Armani, Rubelli's own research experts will be on hand to advise and assist with the unique concept and production of fabrics using the traditional 16th and 17th century techniques.
Guests will then be guided down Venice's Grand Canal to Italian silk manufacturer, Luigi Bevilacqua. Exclusive access will be granted to their ancient looms, which still use the traditional manual manufacturing process since the 18th century.
Lunch will be taken at a the restaurant of choice by traditional fabric traders for a truly authentic experience, as they journey the history of the world through Venetian craftsmanship and trade.
The afternoon will take those on the fabric tour to museum, Mocenigo Palace. Once home to one of the most important Venetian families, the gothic building showcases the history, production, trade and use of Venetian textiles. Immersed in history, the expert guide will take guests around 20 of the home's rooms which evoke aspects of the life of a Venetian nobleman, from furnishings to hand-woven garments.
Following the fabric filled day, guests can retreat back to the iconic BAUER PALAZZO which sits on the grand canal, and retreat to their room where the day's fabrics adorn the furniture, walls and decorations.
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