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La Fonderia Artistica Valese

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A very interesting visit

I contacted Carlo and went on a Thursday. Unfortunately they are doing the casting usually on... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Visit their foundry in Cannaregio

I've been to watch the process of sand-casting 4 times now, and never tire of seeing the magic... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
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10 May 2017
“A very interesting visit”
5 Sep 2016
“Visit their foundry in Cannaregio”
The Valese Foundry was established in the historic center of Venice in 1913. It uses the traditional method of sand casting to produce beautifully crafted items:from the ornaments used to decorate gondolas to the lampposts used to illuminate the...more
Calle Fiubera San Marco 793, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 522 7282
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

I contacted Carlo and went on a Thursday. Unfortunately they are doing the casting usually on Friday. However, I was shown the whole process with detailed explanation. They Carlo took me for a tour of the atelier. It was really fascinating. Finding the entrance is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank MicheleParis
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I've been to watch the process of sand-casting 4 times now, and never tire of seeing the magic, using ancient methods. If you're in Venice long enough, do contact Carlo and see if there is a casting while you're there. info@valese.it

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Yvonne001
Reviewed 1 March 2015

If you are looking for a durable and high quality souvenir from Venice, head to Fonderia Valese in Calle Fiubera, very close to St. Mark´s square. They are the only foundry still working in Venice, and the quality of their cast figures is really superb....More

Date of experience: July 2014
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