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Friulane demonstration

Piedàterre is hosting one of its craftsmen at the Campo Santo Stefano store for the entire duration of the Homo Faber exhibition. This craftsman will show you how the original Venetian slippers are hand-stitched. During your visit, you will learn about the traditional techniques of shoe-making, and discover the large variety of models, fabrics and colours that have been at the core of Piedàterre since 1952.

Family friendly Venetian heritage In action

Piedàterre Venezia


Piedàterre is the heart and "sole" of the friulane in VeniceFounded in 1952, the history of Piedàterre is deeply rooted in the history of the “friulane” or Venetian slipper. Still today, design and production are done by hand at its two Italian workshops, and sales are handled by two stores in Venice: one near the Rialto bridge, where the company was started, the other on Campo Santo Stefano.

Audio guide

Audio guide

A free audio guide, available to stream from 10 April to 1 May, will enhance your experience of Homo Faber in Citta. Discover more about Venice, its crafts workshops and its heritage as a city of craftsmanship, to complement your personal tour.


Where you'll be

Address Campo Santo Stefano 2806
30124, Venice

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Things to know

  •   Guest requirements

    Please stay informed about the latest Covid safety requirements in Venice and comply with any requests from the venues you visit, to ensure the safety of yourself and the participating artisans.

  •   When to arrive

    Make sure you arrive on time at each venue (although no more than ten minutes early), to make the most of your experience and the artisan’s time. Please call the venue ahead of time if you are likely to be late.

  •   Cancellation policy

    Please let us know if you wish to cancel your booking so that we may offer the opportunity to another visitor. Cancel or rebook directly on your account or via your confirmation or reminder email. If cancelling on the day of your event, kindly inform the venue by telephone.