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The Museo del Merletto

The Museo del Merletto - Tuoro sul Trasimeno

The Lace Museum The Museo del Merletto is hosted inside Palazzo delle Opere Pie, in the small village on the western side of the Isola Maggiore—Tuoro sul Trasimeno Municipality
The Museum displays a vast assortment of handmade lacework executed in the School of Embroidery instituted in the first years of the 20th century by the Marchioness Elena Guglielmi with the aim of economically emancipating the women of the island.
In the school the daughters of the fishermen, residents of the island, learned the delicate work of producing crochet lace—so called Irish lace—that was then sold in Perugia and Rome, also to the Royal Family, thanks to the Guglielmis' acquaintances.

Half a century later, the precious qualities of lace manufacturing and the growing demand for lace led some women to start a real and true entrepreneurial working activity by re-opening the old school of lacework, which has even gained international recognition  Information


Via Guglielmi
06069 - Tuoro sul Trasimeno (PG) 



Fonte Regione Umbria - Servizio Musei e soprintendenza ai beni librari 

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