On Ceramics’ Paths
An ancient art handed down over time continues, maintaining its salient features, in the shops and factories in Umbria. Styles and colors hidden origins and different stories, but all equally fascinating.
An ancient art handed down over time continues, maintaining its salient features, in the shops and factories in Umbria. Styles and colors hidden origins and different stories, but all equally fascinating.1° dayArrive early afternoon.Deruta, the city par excellence of the artistic majolica, among the most popular and well known in the world. The earliest pottery and ceramics were made in the Middle Ages, probably in the twelfth century. Initially production was characterized by artifacts of daily use, then it became more specialized and tiles were produced for the furniture and decoration of churches, houses and palaces. The "Raphael" decoration characterizes the entire production: they are fast leaf plots, birds and other animals with Moorish motifs, and the colors prevalent in this type of pottery are the intense cobalt blue and yellow on white glaze that enhances the whole. In particular in the former convent of San Francesco, it is worth visiting the Regional Museum of Ceramics, which documents centuries of this activity. It is also possible to arrange the visit to some workshops and short courses in ceramics.Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.2° dayAfter breakfast we will move to Gubbio. The fame of Gubbio ceramics is linked to the name of Mastro Giorgio, whose original tiles from ruby highlights and pallium gold, are still being studied by artists from around the world. At this type of work we are accompanied by the processing of the famous blacks and glossy vessels called buccheri, which repeat the shapes and the friezes of ancient Etruscan original models.Sightseeing with Gubbio Express.Lunch in a Osteria del Gusto.In the afternoon we travel to Gualdo Tadino, where the production of ceramics was initiated as long ago as the fourteenth century and has seen a rediscovery of the late nineteenth century by Paul Rubboli ruby gold luster, according to Arab formula described by Cipriano Piccolpasso, for Gualdese ceramic it opens a renewed artistic season. The production today is very diverse, ranging from traditional crafts unique to the tiles for floors and walls, the wall plates to ornaments, decorative objects for the home.Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.3° dayAfter breakfast ends the trip to Orvieto. Over the centuries it had lost trace of the activity until the early twentieth century, when the discovery of artifacts dating back to the Middle Ages it has awakened the impulse to a rich and flourishing production, characterized by the mix of Etruscan and Roman elements with reasons plants and animals.
What is included
The rate is per person in double room and includes:• 2 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels in twin / double room with half board• 1 lunch at restaurants• City Tour Gubbio Express• Visit of workshops
What is not included
The rate does not include:• Extras, tips and offers• Transportation• Check point where established• City tax when introduced by reference Municipality• museum Inputs• Anything not specified in "the rate includes"