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Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

CRAFT YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

CRAFT YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

CRAFT YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

CRAFT YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

CRAFT YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE EXPERIENCE

WORKSHOP

THE WOOL PRODUCTION CHAIN

Lucia, felt maker

156

This full working day will be a complete focus on the wool production chain. I will tell and show you how raw wool is carded, colored and wired. We will try two different technique to card the wool and then you'll be introduced to the coloration stage, starting with the extraction of the color itself from seasonal natural materials (such as onion's peel and walnut's husk) and ending with the dyeing of the fleece. We will then have a lunch break in the lab before going on testing the wool spinning.

PERGINE VALSUGANA, Tn

WORKSHOP

TURNING WORKSHOP

Nicola, joiner

72

The workshop consists in a practical demonstration on how I give birth to an artifact, from the choice of raw wood to the finishing. You will see in detail every stage of the production, from the rough-cut to the finishing of the exterior, ending up with an overview of the various available digging tools and an explanation about how to use them. Then I propose a lunch in a farmhouse kitchen, simple cooking based on local recipes and product, meats and poultry raised in the farm.

SCHIO, Vi

VISIT

TRAVEL INTO HEPHAESTUS' SMITHY

Andrea, coppersmith

12

The visit will bring you at the discovery of an extraordinary and singular studio, where the manufacturing philosophy consists in the intimate synergy and in a cultural commitment towards the promotion and rediscovery of copper. That, bring us to build one of the main copper museum in Europe. The sound of hammers, the productive work, come along a unique museum reality. Undoubtedly, the "master" of the house is the copper, on the one hand the raw material of craftsmanship devoted to the reign of kitchen and furnishings; on the other, silent witness to centuries of history, from ancient auspicious, thunderous banquets, solemn occasions, sumptuous and stunted everyday habits. The family opens the doors of the incredible museum dedicated to the art of Hephaestus. An extraordinary and charming world, unknown to many, but at the same time incredibly familiar.

TRENTO, Tn

WORKSHOP

THE ART OF INTAGLIO CARVING

Sergio, carver

48

In my studio, surrounded by old tolls and the fragrances of materials, you can find out how a carved objects comes from a sketch on the wood. I will show you the main step, starting from a short description about the different type of wooded essences, then the tool grinding and the sketch on the wood. You will then try to plane with your own hands and I will finally held a demonstration of intaglio carving. If you already are passionate about those kind of works, you can bring your artifacts with you so that we can have some experimentation with them. Participants will receive a gadget as a record of the experience.

BOVOLONE, Vr

VISIT

MEET A LAMP-WORKING MAESTRO

Mauro, lampworking

25

The experience wants to propose a meeting with the person behind the artworks that you can observe in the studio. The approximate duration of 50 minutes will be a full immersion in the everyday life of the artist. We will discuss the different types of glass, in a technical way although a lot of easy to understand examples will be provided. You will realize how you get to the finished product, step by step, from the study of the object to the final rendering, with the explanation of the production process, the main difficulties to face in the lamp working activities and, if possible, you will see the creation of an object of high artistic qualities. No specific skill is required as everything will be easily understandable, therefore, the experience is open to all those who are willing to know something about this art, starting from the kids!

VENEZIA, Ve

VISIT

VISIT THE OLD WEAVING MILL -WEEK-

Tessitura Veneziana, weaver

17

The visit includes a tour of the old weaving mill, a practical demonstration of the production of the famous Venetian velvet soprarizzo and the explanation of the various process stages. We will tell you anecdotes and curiosities about the company history and we will show you our collection and the different types of fabrics.

VENEZIA, Ve

SPECIAL

VALTELLINA...IN A BITE!

Maurizio, joiner

276

A full-day experience side by side with the young artisan of wood in the amazing scenario of Valtellina. You will realize a "RJR" chair (the official chair of Expo 2015) made of chestnut and/or oak wood, recovered from vintage wine barrels. For the lunch break you will taste the real flavor of the traditional Valtellina's food, in a restaurant with a special view, just a walk outside the lab. The adventure will continue in a local wine cellar where you will learn about the famous Sfürzat, a typical wine of the area. After that we will get back to the lab to finish our work, so that you can bring your chair home at the end of the day.

CHIURO, So

VISIT

HOW I MELT AMBER

Federica, goldsmith workshop

15

Through this visit I will first tell you about how I got in touch with amber, initially thanks to my countless trip to Kaliningrad (Russia), where there is the bigger amber's mine. Since traditional jewelry is not my core activity, I will show you how I make use of amber in an unconventional way, from raw amber to the pressed one. But most of all, I will show you how I've been able to achieve amazing results and unique chromatisms melting amber on a metallic surface through a technique that I invented.

BOLZANO, Bz

VISIT

THE WORLD OF PAPER

Giovanna e Bianca, restorers

15

Come in to our world of paper to discover materials and tools that we utilize to take care and recover precious books. We will unveil the secrets behind book's restoring techniques, paper decoration and artistic bindery. Beside the technical approach, you will understand all the passion we have towards this amazing craft.

TORINO, To

SERENA

ENCHANTING. Enchanting is definitely the first word that comes to mind, green fields, sun, farmhouse in the countryside. Nicola was very friendly and did not fail to explain every little detail of this his art that he mastered expertly.

WORKSHOP WITH NICOLA, THE JOINER

JOSE'

PERFECT! It was perfect in every sense of the word. Marisa is a wonderful trove of history on the impiraresse tradition in Venice and how it affected and continues to in her community! Beautiful stories and photographs transported me to another time…

TOUR WITH MARISA, THE BEADS STRINGER

EXPLORE THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS

TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE VENICE SALENTO

HIGHLIGHTS

IACOPO
interior decorator
ENRICA
goldsmith workshop
ROSSELLA
tailoring

SELECT YOUR FAVOURITE MATERIAL

METAL CERAMIC FABRIC

DISCOVER THE BEST ARTS AND CRAFTS MUSEUMS

MUSEUM OF CERAMICS IN FAENZA

FAENZA, Ra

MUSEO DEL CAPPELLO DI MONTAPPONE

MONTAPPONE, Fm

MUSEO DELLA CARTA DI MELE

MELE, Ge

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