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Visit the Attombri brothers at work

The Attombri brothers, internationally renowned jewellery makers, offer the visitors the opportunity to observe some phases of the creation of a necklace. During a visit to their atelier, located next to Rialto, Stefano and Daniele will demonstrate how they design and handcraft a jewel, mixing various materials, such as antique and new Murano glass beads, silver and copper threads, small objects and other metals, in order to obtain, as a result, an original and somehow timeless style. They will also illustrate some different techniques and methods, traditional and innovative, they mix in their work.

Venetian heritage Precious parures In action


Glass jewellery making

Reinterpreting Venetian glass beads in cosmopolitan jewelsSince the 1980s, the Attombri brothers, Stefano and Daniele, have worked to reinterpret the use of glass beads as a material to create ornaments, jewellery, lamps, chandeliers and decorative pieces for interior design. Their research moved between old and new, applied to arts and fashion, merging Venetian tradition and innovation. Together, in a very imaginative way, they have unlocked this traditional craft into something that sits technically and aesthetically in the contemporary world. They keep alive the Venetian tradition of the so-called “perlere” (or beads makers), enhancing such an ancient knowledge with brand new techniques. Inspired from many different sources, they combine Venetian antiquities with ethnic patterns, mythology and avant-garde allusions, while intertwining materials such as silver, copper, ancient Murano beads and glass. As a results, they create timeless sculpture-jewels as a tribute to a contemporary and cosmopolitan woman – far away from modern stereotypes.

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 San Polo, 65
30125, 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

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