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Weaving, lace and embroidery

Artisans for a day

Discover Umbria with your own handicraft creations.

The art of making and creating with your own hands is possible even on holiday. Be inspired by Umbrian creativity and join the master craftsmen.

Stage 1
The art of glass

For families, adults, children and schools, many activities to learn about the art of glass. You will find yourself in the village of Piegaro, where glassmaking has never stopped for seven centuries. Here, in the historic centre, the Glass Museum is the main custodian of this cultural heritage.

It is an ancient glassworks that, in addition to preserving precious local artefacts, offers numerous workshops: glass fusing, glass engraving, leaded glass technique, Tiffany technique, lampworking, jewellery making, cold glass painting and others.

Visit the Piegaro Glass Museum website for more information. The museum is located at Via Garibaldi 20.

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Stage 2
Ancient printing techniques

''Museums are not made to be visited, but to be felt and experienced'', with this quotation from Alessandro Manzoni you will be welcomed by the Museum of Graphic Arts Grifani Donati in Città di Castello: a printing house founded in 1799 that still today, unique in Europe, carries out the various printing processes following ancient procedures.

Here it will not only be possible to learn about the machinery of the time, but also to experience the techniques of direct printing: letterpress, intaglio and lithography.

Search the Tipografia Grifani Donati website to book your experience. The facility is located in Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 4.

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Stage 3
Ceramic Creations

Did you know that the oldest Italian ceramics museum exists in the centre of Deruta? And did you know that inside its exhibition space (a monastery founded in 1008) you can experience all the decorative phases of this art?

Thanks to the various workshops suitable for both adults and children, you will learn how to use the tools and techniques according to tradition, including "sgraffio" decoration, in use in Deruta workshops since the second half of the 15th century. At the end of your experience, you will be able to take home your own unique and original piece.

Visit the website of the Deruta Regional Ceramics Museum. In the workshop section you will find all the information. If you are in Deruta, you can go directly to Largo San Francesco 1, Piazza del Consoli.

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Stage 4
Natural Weaving

Are you fond of looms? Would you like to learn about the art of weaving? In Sant'Anatolia di Narco, in Valnerina, there is an exhibition space that will allow you to discover the processing of a natural and sustainable material: hemp.

From dyeing, to creative weaving, to spinning, the Hemp Museum offers many workshop activities for individuals and groups, with a great focus on children.

On the Sant'Anatolia di Narco Hemp Museum website you will find all the information. The museum is located in Piazza del Comune Vecchio 1.

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