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An Amazing Artisan, a must see

We have passed Alberto's shop many times, but on the last visit we took 4 pictures for him to... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2015
Magical Shop

Alberto went above and beyond for us and helped us preserve a rare piece of fortuny fabric that had... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2013
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Jan 18, 2015
“An Amazing Artisan, a must see”
Oct 27, 2013
“Magical Shop”
Very old store,father and son handcraft,gold masters and decorations,shipping around the world
Sestiere San Marco 2863/a | Campo S. Stefano, 30124 Venice, Italy
San Marco
+39 041 523 8621
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Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have passed Alberto's shop many times, but on the last visit we took 4 pictures for him to frame. His expertise, care and wonderful personality make this a must see stop. His shop is an Aladdin's cave of wonders, we loved it. As others...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Alberto went above and beyond for us and helped us preserve a rare piece of fortuny fabric that had been a gift. He made a gold frame with a green banding to complement the fabric, protected it and framed it. Thank you. Our shopping didn't...More

2  Thank fromtex
Reviewed May 4, 2013

I bought two custom made mirrors here and they are fantastic. Alberto is a real craftsman with a warm heart and a willingness to help you get just what you need. This is a wonderful place to shop for gifts as well as home furnishings....More

1  Thank dpatters
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Cavalier is a true artist, not only an incredible craftsman. He is a master in the art of golden decoration, and also an esthete who carefully considers the object itself, and makes the best out it. Whether you are bringing a painting to be framed,...More

2  Thank Bruno G
Reviewed September 20, 2012

While visiting Venice this past summer with my brother Clair, we ventured into a shop of incredible wood carvings. We had walked by hundreds of shops without stopping but this shop drew us in and to this day, I can't tell you why. We were...More

2  Thank Mark C
Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

What a marvellous experience. The owner/artist makes everything and is a genuinely nice man. He explained the process for creating the work on display and we bought a beautiful silver-leaf frame in the end. A unique piece, reasonably priced and friendly, personal service. Highly recommended.

2  Thank GingerMedievalist
Reviewed December 4, 2011

Statues & statuettes, frames for mirrors and paintings, lamps, cherubim and various other works of all sizes fill this small workshop. Far from being a tourist trap (though we do find it hard to leave without something!), as their business card proudly states "all work...More

4  Thank Patrisa T
Reviewed October 26, 2011

On your walk from S. Marco to the Accademia or P. Guggenheim, at the top of the Campo S. Stefano, make certain to stop in at Cavalier. Father and son Gianni and Alberto are master craftsman carving beautiful works including putti, frames and religious figurines....More

3  Thank Virginia D
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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
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