GHIFFA
Corso Belvedere, 279
28823 Ghiffa (VB)
Website VISIT WEBSITE
Email museotattile@tiscali.it
Phone 0323 840809
Children SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Suitable for groups SUITABLE FOR GROUPS
Spoken languages ITA, DEU, ENG, FRA

TIMETABLE



April-june and september-october: saturday and sunday 15.30-18.30
July-August: tuesday, thursday, saturday and sunday 15.30-18.30

Guided tour and workshop for adult and school group, all the year on reservation

 

PRICES



Entrance1,50 €; group 1,00 €; free entrance for disabled and children under 6 years old

 

WHAT WE DO

The Hat Museum (more precisely “Museum of the Art of Hat-making”) in Ghiffa, overlooking Lake Maggiore, illustrates the history of Italian glamour in hat-making.
What is now the Museum was once the factory where the hats of the historic Panizza brand were made. This internationally famous company exported its hats of a unique style and quality all over the world from 1881 till 1981.
The exhibition is arranged thematically. The first part takes visitors on a chronological tour of hat history, including examples of today’s fashion leaders; you can see the unmistakable top hat of the Romantic period, and the classic hat linked with the name of Rudolph Valentino, which was all the rage in the Twenties.
The second section is devoted to Panizza’s own production, with evergreens such as the Safari hat, or the Texas, famous as a symbol of Western movies.
The exhibition includes the machinery used in making the hats, along with filmed sequences illustrating how hats were made: a skilled craft whose products are nothing short of works of art.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

You can also apreciate in the Museum some different hats from all over the world, a collection donated by the family Vittorio Fesce

MUSEUM OF THE ART OF HAT-MAKING

WHAT WE DO
The Hat Museum (more precisely “Museum of the Art of Hat-making”) in Ghiffa, overlooking Lake Maggiore, illustrates the history of Italian glamour in hat-making.
What is now the Museum was once the factory where the hats of the historic Panizza brand were made. This internationally famous company exported its hats of a unique style and quality all over the world from 1881 till 1981.
The exhibition is arranged thematically. The first part takes visitors on a chronological tour of hat history, including examples of today’s fashion leaders; you can see the unmistakable top hat of the Romantic period, and the classic hat linked with the name of Rudolph Valentino, which was all the rage in the Twenties.
The second section is devoted to Panizza’s own production, with evergreens such as the Safari hat, or the Texas, famous as a symbol of Western movies.
The exhibition includes the machinery used in making the hats, along with filmed sequences illustrating how hats were made: a skilled craft whose products are nothing short of works of art.
City GHIFFA
Corso Belvedere, 279
28823 Ghiffa (VB)
Timetable April-june and september-october: saturday and sunday 15.30-18.30
July-August: tuesday, thursday, saturday and sunday 15.30-18.30

Guided tour and workshop for adult and school group, all the year on reservation
Price Entrance1,50 €; group 1,00 €; free entrance for disabled and children under 6 years old
Website Visit website
Email Write an email
Phone 0323 840809
Children SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Suitable for groups SUITABLE FOR GROUPS
Spoken languages ITA, DEU, ENG, FRA

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WHAT YOU CAN DO
You can also apreciate in the Museum some different hats from all over the world, a collection donated by the family Vittorio Fesce

EXPERIENCES THAT MAY INTEREST YOU

SPECIAL

CARLOTTA, MILLINER

YOUR BESPOKE EVENING HAT

240€

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. Every participant will challenge his creativity producing a bespoke evening hat. Starting from one of the fabrics proposed, 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. Moreover, I will show you some handling technique through which you can shape fabrics in order to give an even more personalized touch to your creation. 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

CARLOTTA, MILLINER

YOUR BESPOKE JUTE HAT

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

WORKSHOP

SIMONA, BREEDING AND WOOL PRODUCTION

WORKSHOP FOR DYEING AND WORKING WOOL

84€

An entire day dedicated to wool and your own creativity. The movements used to thread wool are very old and well studied; during the duration of our course we will analyze two different types of wool: one from an alpaca and one from a sheep and learn the proprieties of each in turn. We will also be coloring the wool with objects that are 100% natural. In the end we will create something fun allowing your creativity to run free. At 9:30 am you are welcome to visit our alpacas, then we will analyze the two different wools (sheep and alpaca). Preparing and learning about natural coloring methods • Lunch • Learning how to thread the wool • Dyeing our wool • Making our own creation with the dyed product.

CASPOGGIO, SO

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