ARTS & CRAFTS – ‘Handmade in Italy’, stands for very stilish and top quality. Our Arts & Crafts tours are an occasion to see the artisans at work in their shops, listen to their stories, admire their creations. From velvets to masks, from jewels to mosaics, from glass to leather, Italy is a goldmine if you’re looking for this kind of treasures. Land of fishermen and navigators, good at making boats of any size.
Famous for its goldsmiths, employed during the centuries by the myriad opowerful families that once ruled city states and dukedoms of our peninsula. Isabella d’Este or the members of the Medici family are just two examples.
Italian craftsmen are great at making textiles of any kind, ranging from lace to silk, and world famous for shoes and handbags.
The popes in Rome spent fortunes, out of pride, embellishing the city with marble fountains, statues and obelisks, not to say about the many cardinals who had their palaces, villas and funerary monuments magnificently ornated by the best available artists and artisan workshops.
An aura of sophisticated luxury pervades Venetian creativity: for centuries Venice was the European door to the East, learning how to make soap from Syria, velvets and paper from Turkey, perfumes from Asia…
MILAN FOR FASHIONISTAS
Find out what is behind the glamour of fashion shows and top models in Milan! Hard work, long tradition, creativity and passion! A walk inside the fascinating world of elegance…