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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

CREATE YOUR NUGGET

Enrica, goldsmith workshop

60

In this workshop I will help you transform some old silver pieces into little nuggets. These can be turned into pendants or rings that could be personalized with your initials. A nice memory to bring back home. To make your nugget even more personalized, you can take some small pieces of broken jewels of yours. These will be tested, and later we can melt them through a gas torch. Then, by using a hammer, a file and sand paper we will shape them. This is just a little taste of the jeweler's job...

SARZANA, Sp

WORKSHOP

THE PILGRIM’S NOTEBOOK

Lucia e Hans, bindery

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

YOUR WOODEN INLAYED FLOWER

Renato, inlayer

66

During this 4-hour workshop I will show you the various wooden inlay techniques: fretwork, "buio", "toppo", the perspective inlay and the boulle technique. In particular, the fretwork technique will be studied in depth with demonstrations of the various processing phases, up to the final polishing. Afterwards, we'll try an easy workshop, where you'll learn the use of the fretworked arch, and I'll show you how to create three small inlays with floral motifs which will also be sandblasted. Three wooden flowers made by your hands, that you'll bring home as a perfect souvenir of this experience and that can be used as a bookmark.

FIRENZE, Fi

VISIT

IL CAPPELLO ED I SUOI SEGRETI

Maria-Federica, milliner

25

Apertura del laboratorio alle visite. Vi racconterò del mio mestiere e vi offrirò una panoramica sui suoi segreti. Racconterò come nasce un cappello fatto a mano, vi mostrerò i materiali di cui è fatto, gli attezzi e le forme che si usano per modellarlo. Potrete vedere e toccare utensili antichi e saperne di più su un mestiere ormai raro. Parleremo dei diversi modelli di cappello da uomo e da donna e di etichetta e galateo. Una pausa interessante di circa un'ora fra una giornata di escursioni alle 5 Terre ed una visita alla città della Spezia.

LA SPEZIA, Sp

SPECIAL

CLAY AND NATURE IN POSITANO

Elisabetta, sculptress

96

Immersed in the luxuriant and wild nature that this territory still offers in abundance. Along the hills cordillera of the Peninsula, going down towards the breath-taking coasts. There where at sunrise and sunset you can spot dolphins jumping through the waves. Among so much beauty, we'll find the inspiration, in its harmonious geometries and in the perfume of its colors. We'll create objects by using clay gathered exactly in these places. We'll immerse ourselves in moments where the nature will create with us, filling ourselves with its most luxuriant expression. We'll shape our precious artworks in an upland in front of a 360° view. We'll decorate by observing the geometry of a leaf or using the streaked surface of a shell found on the cliffs. Listening the symphony of the breeze among the branches in a little clearing. In the evening we'll fire our objects relaxing ourselves around the fire. This creative path will occur at the “Rifugio La Selva” in Positano. It's an evocative place with the slopes of Montepertuso behind his back. The perfect location for this workshop that will accompany us for a full day.

POSITANO, Sa

WORKSHOP

DISCOVER THE WORLD OF LEATHER

Stefano, leather craftsman

150

The experience will last a whole day and will take place in the woods of the Tuscan hills. Here you can immerse yourself in my world, starting with a visit to the laboratory and continuing with the realization of a simple object of your choice, such as a belt. We will talk about all the stages od production, from dyeing to cutting, from hand-stitching to finishing wax. You will be my guest for lunch, so that you will see that leather is not my only passion! If time and weather will allow that, you can complete the day with a nice walk enjoying a breathtaking view.

VICCHIO, Fi

SPECIAL

YOUR BESPOKE JUTE HAT

Carlotta, milliner

198

To open the doors of a workshop means to unveil the most intimate secrets of a craftsman. A small world in which ideas are shaped by the most valuable tool that we have, our hands. And this will be our starting point. Through a tactile experience we will understand how to identify the key features of different fabrics. In particular we will analyze the potential of jute, a natural fiber, 100% biodegradable and recyclable, lightweight, durable and very malleable. Together we will explore this amazing malleability and we will discover how to create a unique and precious object with a material which is considered "poor". Every participant will challenge his creativity producing a bespoke hat. Starting with an off-cut of jute you can choose to work with a base-made pattern or to adopt a fully-manual technique like the Moulage. Both methods will be explained and shown during the workshop. The experience will last the whole day, from the morning until the afternoon. Timing are flexible, I will do what I can to meet your personal needs and requests. A buffet - lunch is scheduled on the fresh porch facing a wide garden.

VERBANIA, Vb

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

SPECIAL

BBQ AND LEATHER IN TUSCANY

Tommaso, leather craftsman

228

We are very happy to invite you to this special event. Here are the ingredients: an artisanal lab that works with leather in a very unique way, using parts of grapes; Tuscany and its amazing hills; a barbeque, live music and great cocktails. Do we need anything else? We don't think so, then you just have to save the date! Between 21 and 22 of August, we will welcome you in our lab located in the Tuscan countryside and we will have an hands-on workshop during which you'll be introduced to our special working method before trying it yourself. You will then relax before the evening: a barbeque party, some live music and cocktails are waiting for you to spend a convivial night with us. On the day after you will have breakfast before having some chilling time on the porch. You will also have the chance to take another tour in our labs if you want to discover more about our activity. We are waiting for you for this special event, availability is limited so grab your chance to enjoy this weekend!

PESCIA, Pt

FEDERICO

The workshop with Elisa was a gift for my birthday and it was one of the best gifts I ever got. Making something beautiful with your own hands is an unforgettable experience. Elisa explained everything very well and was very patient and supportive. I would definitely do it again and would recommend all my friends!

YOUR SILVER PENDANT

GIULIA

PROFESSIONAL! It was a great experience! I found Eva very professional and at the same time able to convey passion for her craft. I learned so many little tricks that will be helpful for my new hobby and I bound a beautiful diary!

YOUR VERY PERSONAL DIARY

EXPLORE THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS

SALENTO UMBRIA GARDA LAKE

HIGHLIGHTS

ALESSANDRA E ANDREA
chalcography
LEONARDO
mosaic maker
AGNES
ceramist

SELECT YOUR FAVOURITE MATERIAL

STONE CERAMIC COLOR

DEDICATED TO CHILDREN

WORKSHOP

THE WHOLE FAMILY STARTS TO PRINT!

Gianpaolo, screen printer

90

This is a tour for families 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

WOOD FOR KIDS

Paolo, joiner

30

Creativity and dexterity are concepts that should be encouraged from an early age. This hands-on workshop is designed as a sensorial itinerary for children, even at they first experience with woodworking. The meeting will begin with an interactive explanation of the various tools, we will hear the noise they make and try them, we will touch and smell the different types of wood to learn the differences in accordance with a game to know and recognize. After this brief introduction, the kids will be ready to put the "hands-on". Depending on the available materials in the laboratory, the "young carpenter" will create an object, which will always be different from time to time so that they can also have a wow effect at the end of the activity.

BOLOGNA, Bo

CRAFTS SCHOOLS AND MUSEUMS

SHOES MUSEUM OF VILLA FOSCARINI ROSSI

STRA, Ve

MUSEUM OF CERAMICS IN FAENZA

FAENZA, Ra

MUSEO DELLA CARTA DI MELE

MELE, Ge

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