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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

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

CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE EXPERIENCE

WORKSHOP

THE PILGRIM’S NOTEBOOK

Lucia e Hans, bookbinder

84

The experience involves the creation of a notebook made of paper, leather, and string (of about 8x13cm in size). You may choose your favorite colored leather from the many in the bookbinding workshop. With Hans and Lucia’s guidance, you will be able to follow the different workshop phases, which include a medieval technique in the preparation of the paper sheets, which are sewn and bound directly onto the leather cover. This way, book cover and stitching make a single piece and the notebook will be ready in just a few steps. You may also personalize it with graphic or floral motifs, or with your initials, directly embossing the chosen decoration on the surface. Finally, a leather string around the notebook will help tie it shut.

VITERBO, Vt

WORKSHOP

ARTISAN FOR AN HOUR

Gianpaolo, screen printer

60

A tour inside the discovery of screen-silk printing, a technique that allows you to experiment with colors and make a reproducible work of art while maintaining its uniqueness. The hands-on workshop takes place in the historic silkscreen laboratory of Cannaregio, in a unique and authentic Venice where art and tradition come together and come to life in the ancient crafts of the artisan workshops. Immersed in an archive consisting of more than a thousand works of art printed from 1968 to present, you will learn the secrets of the silkscreen and you will experience the printing of a one-color graphic on a support you choose among cardboard, t-shirt or canvas bag, which you'll take home as a souvenir of a creative and unusual adventure.

VENEZIA, Ve

WORKSHOP

GLASS FUSION IN THE NATURE

Maya & Denis, glazier

72

Our lab is located in a small town in the heart of the Belluno’s Dolomites. Here, lost in the green and inspired every day by nature, we give life and shape to our ideas. With this hands-on workshop we want to share our skills and knowledge and we want to give the opportunity to anyone who is interested in discovering the world of glass’ art; specifically, you will make an artifact in glass fusion of approximately 15cm x 15cm that can be used as a decorative addition to your home. The object, after a 24 hours cooking time in the oven, will be sent to your address or you can take it directly in our laboratory in the days after the experience. The costs of packaging are included in the price of the hands-on workshop.

LIMANA, Bl

WORKSHOP

YOUR MICROMOSAIC JEWEL

Alessandra e Silvia, mosaic

84

In this experience we offer you something absolutely unique, a journey through the history of micromosaic! We will then show you the spinning of the glazes for the preparation of the tesserae and the authentic composition of the stucco. You will then be able to choose a semi-finished piece of jewelry that you will complete by making your own micromosaic. At the end of the workshop you will take home your own unique and original piece of jewelry!

ROMA, Rm

SPECIAL

FACCIAMO IL PAIO SHOES & DRINK

Olivia, shoe maker and designer

198

Tre serate esclusive all'insegna del romanticismo in cui potrete gustare un aperitivo in laboratorio a lume di candela mentre progettate le vostre scarpe di coppia. Possiamo incidere insieme i vostri nomi come all’interno delle fedi o progettare qualsiasi altra personalizzazione che racconti qualcosa di voi! ...un modo diverso per festeggiare non solo San Valentino, ma anche tutto il cammino che si fa a due. Le scarpe saranno poi realizzate da me e spedite direttamente a casa vostra!

PESARO, Pu

VISIT

LUTHERIE IN DOVERA

Marco, luthier

25

Visit is split in two parts: first of all I will show you the watermill near my lab, where there is also a rural culture museum. Then we will move to the lutherie lab, where I use to make and repair Manouche and acoustic guitars, besides all the others plucked strings instruments. I will explain you the way I work, displaying all the steps of my guitar making.

DOVERA, Cr

WORKSHOP

FIRST STEPS TOWARD MINIATURE

Anna, miniature and typography

96

In the wake of ancient amanuensis, the gestures of calligraphers and miniaturists are living again. In the XIII century they gave life to flourishing and eminent “Scriptorum” in Gubbio. It stands out the figure of Oderisi, narrated by Dante in The Divine Comedy, XI Canto of Purgatory: “non se tu Oderisi, l'onor d'Agobbio e l'onor di quell'arte ch'alluminar chiamata è in Parisi?”. A fascinating art, made of pigments and gold leaves, goose feathers and nibs, inks and a lot of patience and knowledge. The final result though, is unique, and what you bring back home with you is such a precious and original object.

GUBBIO, Pg

SPECIAL

LEATHER CLASS

Giuseppe, leather craftsman

120

During this experience you'll be able to create 4 small leather or fabric goods, such as frames for your photos or a hard cover for your personal planner. You can choose the type and color of material to work with and, under our guidance, you will learn all the steps for the realization of the products that you will bring home as a memory of the experience. The workshop will end up with a dinner based on pizza, cooked in a wood oven at the craftsman's house.

GUBBIO, Pg

WORKSHOP

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT

Mara, engraver

84

Become a carver and printer for a day and create your first Japanese woodblock print. An afternoon to be introduced to the wonders of this ancient printing technique that does not require the use of solvents or acids. After a brief introduction where you will have the chance to admire some original vintage woodblocks and some original Ukiyo-e prints; I will explain you the steps to create your first print. At this point you can work at your own design, or you can let yourself inspire by the many books in the studio. Carve and print your first simple printing with two wooden matrices and then print more copies of them on Japanese paper.

AVIGLIANA, To

SILVIA

Excellent! Words are useless when the best way to describe an experience is the feeling of well-being I had during the hours spent together with Paolo, and when back at home, admiring my new wood mudguard :) Congrats for the enthusiasm and the ability to explain and share! Thank you!

HE MAGIC IN WOOD BENDING

CHIARA

If I could I would give 100 stars, and that would not be enough. We gave this wonderful experience to a couple of friends for their wedding bands. They were overjoyed and delighted with their creations. A one-of-a-kind experience that leaves an indelible impression on your heart

YES, I DO - WEDDING RINGS

EXPLORE THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS

MILAN SALENTO VENICE

HIGHLIGHTS

AGNES
ceramist
ALESSANDRA E ANDREA
chalcography
LEONARDO
mosaic maker

SELECT YOUR FAVOURITE MATERIAL

METAL GOLD STONE

DEDICATED TO CHILDREN

WORKSHOP

THE MANY SCENTS OF MAGICAL HERBS

ANTONELLA, farm

54

The workshop experience entails a visit to the company’s farm and various agricultural venues, followed by Antonella’s expert guidance. After a short walk among the century-old chestnut trees, immersed in the scents coming from the herb garden, you may choose to participate in the “Erbe Magiche” workshop. From collecting the herbs to packaging them, you will discover all their medicinal qualities or, alternatively, follow cooking classes that present exclusive recipes for sweet and savory cookies and biscuits. To top the day off, lunch and dinner will present products from the company and nearby territory.

CAPRAROLA, Vt

VISIT

LUTHERIE IN DOVERA

Marco, luthier

25

Visit is split in two parts: first of all I will show you the watermill near my lab, where there is also a rural culture museum. Then we will move to the lutherie lab, where I use to make and repair Manouche and acoustic guitars, besides all the others plucked strings instruments. I will explain you the way I work, displaying all the steps of my guitar making.

DOVERA, Cr

VISIT

AMONG GYPSUM AND STUCCO

PATRIZIA, artisan of gypsum

20

This experience is for all those who want to discover the fascinating world of stucco. It is ancient art that consists in the transformation of the gypsum's dust into artworks. After a brief introduction to my activity, I'll introduce you to this craft, and I'll tell you of how is born my passion culminated with the opening of the artisan atelier. We'll then analyze the preparation of the various models, the creation of the ancient and modern molds, before doing the dough base. Once you learnt this, we'll run through the different production techniques, such as the pouring in the molds, the press and the etching. We'll thus go through the foundation of this wonderful art! We'll then together try to apply the notions you learnt previously, by creating a frame with metal mold. Later it will be completed with leaf gilding, coating and pictorial decoration. An educational experience for everyone who wants to learn something about this world, within an atelier where everyday “you get your hands dirty”!

GUBBIO, Pg

CRAFTS SCHOOLS AND MUSEUMS

MUSEUM OF THE ART OF HAT-MAKING

GHIFFA, Vb

MUSEO DEL CAPPELLO DI MONTAPPONE

MONTAPPONE, Fm

MUSEUM OF CERAMICS IN FAENZA

FAENZA, Ra

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