In 1500, in Venice, there were 6,000 looms manufacturing the finest velvet in the world from thousands of silk threads…
Now? There’s only one company left weaving the traditional way, this is Tessiture Bevilacqua.
Very prestigious residences such as the White House, the Kremlin, the Quirinale… have been furnished with their fabrics.
To bear witness to the artisanal tradition of handmade Venetian textiles, Villa Widmann hosts a Grottesche soprarizzo velvet from Bevilacqua Tessiture.
Made of pure silk the fabric represents grotesque elements such as flowered garlands, vegetable stems, female figures holding drapes, sphinxes and bowls with floral compositions.
The sample on show in our Villa reveals the very high standards of Bevilacqua silk works’ production and we are honoured to have it.
Visit from Tuesday to Sunday, opening hours 10.00 – 16.30