Kids Rock, Venice*Veneto

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  • To be added to any 3 hour tour (cost for 3 hr tour is € 270)
  • Allow 45 minutes, € 25 per person, paid directly to the chocolate atelier

From its origins in Latin America, chocolate came to Venice in the 18th century at roughly the same time that the famous coffee houses were established. This mood-lifting, energizing miracle continues to surprise us as chocolatiers explore new preparations and new combinations to try. Visit one of the top chocolate makers in Venice for a private visit, where you will learn more about the history of chocolate, how it is prepared, and the creative philosophy of the chocolatier. Of course you will have the opportunity to taste the cioccolatiere's most delicious creations. Yum!

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  • To be added to any 3 hour tour (cost for 3 hr tour is € 270)
  • Allow 1 hour, € 70, paid directly to the shop

From Carlo Collodi's beloved book Pinocchio to the famous puppet theaters of Sicily, we are fascinated by the ability of puppets to mimic real life. But where do they come from? Hidden amongst the canals of Venice there is a very special atelier where a real Maestro Geppetto has been creating marionettes for more than 20 years. Join us for a special experience to learn how, from a simple piece of wood, the maestro carves the puppet's body and all the other parts, then shapes the head by a special technique he invented using wood powder, and finally paints and dresses them with the help of his sister, a talented tailor. Next, learn the secrets of movement, as the maestro brings to life his creations, from classic puppets to movie characters to celebrities.

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