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Visit to Paperoowl workshop

Take a tour of Paperoowl, the shop and working space of the paper artisan Stefania Giannici. Here, she designs and handcrafts delicate jewellery, mobiles, notebooks, boxes, toys and art miniatures out of paper. Her artworks are gentle yet robust. This self-taught and passionate paper artist chooses the best high quality paper from all over the world, working on the peculiar potential of each. Stefania will illustrate to visitors the personality of the most precious kinds of paper, explaining their different uses. She will also show some of her pieces, disclosing the phases of their making.

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The delicate strength of paper, when handled by the right handsStefania Giannici is the owner, designer and artisan of the Venetian one-woman business Paperoowl, a paper studio and shop where she creates jewellery, home design objects, boxes, notebooks, toys, origami, mobiles, custom pieces, art miniatures and even some Venice landscapes “in a box”: everything out of paper. The space is a hymn to paper, a surprisingly eclectic and constantly transforming material – just like Stefania. She handmakes original articles, renowned for being enchanting and resistant at the same time, starting from the selection of the paper, among a wide and precious variety from all over the world. Stefania is a self-taught paper artist and her creative approach is experimental: never afraid of mistakes, on the contrary she thinks they’re the most challenging and fascinating part of the process and that at the end paper tells her what to do.

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 Santa Croce 2155/A
30135, 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.