venice talks battiloro

In the latest episode of Venice Talks, we embark on a journey into the heart of Venice’s artisanal heritage. Our guest, Eleonora Menegazzo, hails from Mario Berta Battiloro, a revered institution that stands as the last bastion of gold beating in Europe. Through our conversation with Eleonora, we peel back the layers of time to uncover the mesmerizing artistry and profound struggles behind this ancient craft.

A Glimpse into Tradition

Gold beating is more than just a craft; it’s a living testament to the intricate skills passed down through generations. Eleonora Menegazzo’s father, Marino Menegazzo, embodies this tradition, serving as a guardian of an art form that dates back centuries. As Eleonora shares her father and her family’s journey at Mario Berta Battiloro, listeners are transported to a world where every beat of gold carries with it echoes of history and heritage.

The Struggles of Preservation

Yet, amidst the beauty of gold beating lies a stark reality. Eleonora reveals the challenges her family faces in preserving this time-honored tradition. From dwindling interest among the younger generation to the relentless march of modernization, the hurdles are many.

A Call to Action

As we marvel at the craftsmanship and resilience of Eleonora Menegazzo and her family, we invite you to join us in celebrating their legacy. Tune in to this enlightening episode of Venice Talks and immerse yourself in the world of gold beating. Discover the beauty, the struggles, and the enduring spirit of Venice’s last gold beater.

You can follow Eleonora and her family at and on all social medias as @mariobertabattiloro


Hosted by Monica Cesarato

Produced by Monica Cesarato and Sentire Media


Join us as we unravel the threads of tradition and heritage in the heart of Venice. Together, let’s keep the flame of craftsmanship burning bright.

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