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The Foundry at Domus Orsoni

While in Italy checking out the latest in tiles at Cersaie in Bologna, we took a day to train over to Venice and roam the waterways and were given the opportunity to visit the only foundry in the city: Domus Orsoni. Here's what we saw at the 122-year-old establishment and hub of mosaic magic.

The foundry at Domus Orsoni was opened in 1888 by Angelo Orsoni, and his great-grandson, Lucio, has carried on the family tradition and is now the honorary president. Here, he stands in front of a 24k gold leaf mosaic, and explains how his family foundry has made glass for the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and the Roman Pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon.

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