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Weekend in Umbria: the crafts and shops of the past
In small artisanal workshops you will learn about ancient crafts. The blacksmith and the sculptor will bring back to life the atmosphere of past times.
Duration
3 Days
Meeting point
Pietralunga
Difficulty
-
Price
€ 132
Organiser
Consortium ASSOCIAZIONE VALLE DEL CARPINA

Our association promotes, organizes and plans tailor-made thematic, enogastronomic, historical-artistic and sporting in this unspoilt corner of Umbria.

The Carpina Valley is an unexplored oasis in the northern part of the Umbria region, on the border with the Marches and at a short distance from Tuscany. The area is rich in history and traditions that can be also perceived among local people. Thre you can enjoy pleasant stays discovering a new culture and admiring a wild nature. After a journey through hills and valleys you arrive in Pietralunga, an ancient village with a small community.   Once there  you will soon have the feeling of being in a place with a past still alive. The simple and  humble people there are strongly linked to their traditions, they are  very hospitable and are pleased to share with you their everyday life even for a short period. Here are some definitions for the Carpina Valley: The Valley of Colours. For the peculiarity of its natural environment. The Spring and Autumn seasons portray landscapes with a unique variety of colours, You can  admire them by participating to the leaf peeping activities guided by experts. The Valley of Flavours. In the Farmholidays and country houses, once ancient farms and country inns,  you can now enjoy genuine food prepared by skilled housewives following  recipes handed down from generations: handmade pasta, torta sul panaro (a traditional flat bread),  pork products following ancient processing methods and gnocchi made with the precious white potato grown on the land of Pietralunga The Valley of Crafts It will be exciting for you to be part of a community where ancient crafts are preserved and are still alive in the old worhshops of blacksmith or in the seasonal activities of peasants. The  Valley of Scents The White Truffle, the Summer Truffle and the Bianchetto flavour dishes all year round. Wild fruit such as cherries and blackthorns are processed to make delicious liqueurs The Valley of Silence A sense of peace and quiet atmosphere has surrounded for centuries this territory. Lots of Pilgrims choose to stop and rest in the Village, that is an intermediare stage of the religious Franciscan Way going  fron Assisi to La Verna   We  can offer itineraries combining the various activities of the Carpina Valley and following your specific interests and requirements.  

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Program
3 Days

In small artisanal workshops you will learn about ancient crafts. The blacksmith and  the sculptor will bring back to life the atmosphere of past times.

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Fire forging demonstration

Morning arrival in Pietralunga and accommodation. 

In the afternoon we will reach the Petting Zoo where you will get to know the farm animals that live there and their stables. Fabio will tell you anecdotes about ancient horse-shoeing methods with fire forging techniques. Then you will assist to an interesting demonstration of this ancient craft. 

 Return, dinner and overnight.  

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Blacksmiyh and ston sculptor workshops

Breakfast. Transfer to the Alberto’s blacksmith workshop, a short distance  from Pietralunga. You will assist to the demonstration of the fascinating technique of forging iron to create artifacts that become  true masterpieces. There you yourself can use anvil and hammer and experience the thrill of beating the iron. 

In the afternoon we will move to the stone sculptor workshop. Here, too, you can observe the gestures of the artist capable of creating original sculptural forms. Dinner in the nearby trattoria with ciaccia sul panaro and local salami. 

Return and overnight.  

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Departure

Departure.

What is included

1 overnight stay with half board treatment 

1 overnight stay with breakfast;

Dinner in a trattoria;

Visit to the farm and horse-shoeing;

Visit to the blacksmith workshop;   

Visit to the sculptor workshop.

What is not included

tips, extras and all it is not expressed under the heading "price includes "

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