Museum of the Processing of Hemp
The laboratory was thus born in the eighteenth century thanks to the family from the Dal Ferro family, passing successively through Angela Dal Ferro, wife of Lodovico Verona. The Verona in the nineteenth century brought this manufacturing tradition to a growing business expansion, serving customers in Vicenza and the nearby mountains, staying active in two families almost to the second half of the twentieth century.
The Laboratory of Verona Family has survived until today, thanks to a restoration that has maintained and protected its original shape, and thanks to the preservation of all original work equipment, with which we spin even today..
As once we buy the fiber of hemp, we work it and we produce wire and hand ropes with the techniques used in the Canevo House in Corderia dell’Arsenale of Venice.
A visit to our museum means discovering an important handicraft profession, which we carry out from three centuries, and we do not want be lost and forgotten. It means discovering an incredible material, the ingenious dexterity of our fathers and the immense creative capacity of people with very little could create objects and precious objects.
The visit itinerary includes a visit to the Corderia and the Andio. We’ll tell you all the steps to get a hemp rope, the tools that are used and the manual movements to work the Hemp. After the visit we will prepare a small rope handmade to keep as a souvenir of your visit..
The visit is made at the moment by reservation only.
Schools and groups are of course welcome, please contact us first so that we can organize and welcome you as best guests.
Via San Camillo de Lellis, 33 – 36016 Thiene (VI)
Tel. 340 3959743