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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.
3 Days
Point de rencontre
€ 132

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.  

Ce qui est inclus

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.

Ce qui n'est pas inclus

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

3 Days

Mani esperte e antichi gesti li ritroviamo in piccole botteghe artigiane. Il fabbro, il maniscalco e lo scultore vi faranno rivivere un’atmosfera d’altri tempi.

Fattoria e ferratura del cavallo

Arrivo nella mattinata nel borgo di Pietralunga e sistemazione in struttura. 

Nel pomeriggio si raggiungerà la Fattoria Didattica dove conoscerete gli animali che la abitano, la scuderia e dove Fabio fornirà aneddoti sull’antica tecnica della ferratura fatta con il metodo a fuoco. Suggestiva dimostrazione di questo antico mestiere.Rientro, cena e pernottamento.

Bottega del fabbro e dello scultore

Colazione e trasferimento, a pochi kilometri da Pietralunga, presso la graziosa bottega del fabbro Alberto. Assisterete alla dimostrazione dell’affascinate tecnica della forgiatura del ferro per creare manufatti che diventano dei veri capolavori. Voi stessi potrete usate incudine e martello e provare l’emozione di “battere il ferro”. 

Nel pomeriggio ci sposteremo presso la bottega dello scultore su pietra. Anche qui potrete osservare i gesti dell’artista capace di creare originali forme scultoree.

Cena nella vicina trattoria con “ciaccia sul panaro” e salumi locali.

Rientro e pernottamento. 


Colazione e partenza.

Vocabolo Carubano, 53 (06026) Pietralunga PG