Highlights of this tour
- Walk into Via dell’Orso, Via del Pellegrino, Via dei Banchi Vecchi visiting artisans’ shops.
- With private connoisseur guiding.
ROME MASTERS ARTISANS
Rome Master Artisans is dedicated to those who like to slow down while traveling, spending some time to catch the real ‘soul’ of a city, rather than just eagerly striving to see as much as possible.
Away from major monuments and crowded sites, our Rome Master Artisans tour explores three different areas, Via dell’ Orso, Via del Pellegrino and Via dei Banchi Vecchi and the surrounding alleys.
Along these ancient, narrow, fascinating streets, a handful of ‘heroic’ artisans still perpetuate their art and struggle everyday to survive the mounting tide of big chain stores and low-quality souvenirs’ shops.
The chance of meeting some of them, exploring their old shops, listen to their stories and personal opinions, and the possibility of buying some of their creations, will certainly enrich your Roman holiday.
Our suggestion is to visit an artistic paper shop at Via dell’Orso, a reed and wicker objects maker and repairer at Via del Pellegrino, a micro-mosaic artist at Via dei Banchi Veccni.
Considering that the three locations are not too distant from one another, we’ll spend about four hours, including a stop for a refreshing artisan-made gelato near Campo de’ Fiori, and a final glass of wine with some munchies around Via Giulia in a quiet local ambiance.
Via dell’ Orso is famous for its high density of artisans’ ateliers, and, although you’re just few steps away from busy Piazza Navona, it still retains much of its original Medieval atmosphere.
Federica has created a fantastic world of paper and cardboard boxes, albums, home decorations, good part of which can be personalized – there’s an incredible variety of papers from all over the world – and made for you just in front of your eyes.
Cost of this tour
- This tour lasts four hours and costs 390 euros up to six people (not per person), only private parties.
Dress Code and advice
- Please wear comfortable shoes