Enter the magical world of Nicolao Atelier in the atmospheric district of Cannaregio. The Atelier, which has been active on the international film, theatre and opera scene since 1980, has a repertoire of over 15,000 cine-theatre costumes. Using handcrafted fabrics and expert workmanship many iconic costumes were born here for important film and opera productions, complete with accessories. During this unforgettable experience discover the best handmade products of the atelier: costumes, accessories, mantle, historical and modern shoes.
A life in costumeWhen he was at high school, Stefano Nicolao wanted to become an actor. But he later realised that instead of standing on the stage, he actually loved being backstage. He became a tailor, then a costume designer and maker and, in 1980, opened Nicolao Atelier. Since then the company has produced period costumes for famous opera houses, theatres, ballet companies and film studios all over the world. An example of fine Italian craftsmanship, Stefano Nicolao's work is a label of excellence.
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.Listen
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