The world of craftsmanship

Venezia su misura guide

A small art book to discover the excellence of Venetian artistic craftsmanship Get ready for the most extraordinary trip you’ve ever taken. Venice Made to Measure is out. Craft Shopping Guide, an immersive experience in the great universe of high Venetian craftsmanship, through a selection of 50 extraordinary shops, forges and ateliers, historical or new […]

The world of craftsmanship

Discover Italian craftsmanship and all its most fascinating workings

Place you visit, tradition you find. This is the great richness of Italy, that in a handful of kilometers changes voice, taste, sound, colors and style, showing the thousand faces of beauty. This is also true, and perhaps even more so, for the artisan traditions that dot our country from north to south, depending on […]

The world of craftsmanship

Craftsmanship in Italy region by region

Every region in Italy has its own traditions and typicality. We go through them from north to south to discover the historical trades that most characterize them (click on the name of the region to know all our craftsmen in that area). AOSTA VALLEY Typical of this mountain region, propped up by large expanses of […]

Events

Antique Vases exhibition in Verona

The Ancient Vases exhibition presents a collection of about 80 pre-Roman ceramics made between the 7th and 4th centuries B.C. that are not usually on public display. Beyond the excitement of admiring objects made, more than 2,500 years ago, it is surprising to observe the craftsmanship and execution technique of those artifacts. For singular beauty […]

23/10/2021 - 02/10/2022
Verona

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Events

Two “floral” exhibitions at Palais Lascaris in Nice

The Artemisia and Fleuraisons baroques exhibitions, as part of the Nice Biennial of Arts, have as their theme flowers that evoke botanical elements, mythological and pictorial themes. Artemisia presents a selection of works by artist Eve Pietruschi, whose ceramic sculptures and installations are inspired by the plant that grows wild and on the edge of […]

06/06/2022 - 09/01/2023
Nizza

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Events

In Padua, the exhibition 30per10, arte ceramica contemporanea

The Scuderie di Palazzo Moroni is hosting the exhibition 30per10, arte ceramica contemporanea (30for10, contemporary ceramic art). Through a three-dimensional language artists from various backgrounds interpret the concept of space proper to the fourteenth-century frescoes, located in eight city buildings of “Padova urbs picta,” which, since 2021, are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. […]

09/07/2022 - 28/08/2022
Padova

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Events

Oscar Ghiglia: The Years of the Novecento Italiano at Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Firenze

Oscar Ghiglia (1876-1945), a painter from Livorno but a Florentine by training, has been the subject of a gradual critical reappraisal in recent years. The exhibition Oscar Ghiglia: The Years of the Novecento Italiano at Medici Riccardi Palace in Florence, through more than fifty works from private and public collections, highlights the pictorial refinement traceable […]

07/04/2022 - 13/09/2022
Firenze

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Events

Dear Joe Colombo, you taught us about the future Exhibition in Milano

The exhibition Dear Joe Colombo, you taught us about the future under way in Milan at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna Gam, illustrates the creative journey of the designer (1930-1971) through objects, which even today, so many years later, are surprising for their modernity, inventiveness but also for their respect for the skill of artisans able […]

24/05/2022 - 04/09/2022
Milano

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Events

FontanaArte, from Milan to Venice

Until the end of July Le Stanze del Vetro, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, are hosting the exhibition FontanaArte. House of Glass through the work of four artistic directors, Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand and Gae Aulenti, who, over more than 60 years, have left an indelible mark on glass […]

04/04/2022 - 31/07/2022
Venezia

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Events

Luisa Canovi – AD HOC Origami workshops for kids

The young beneficiaries of the AD HOC project enjoyed the opportunity to measure themselves against an ancient and poetic art: that of Japanese origami! Under the careful and expert guidance of paper teacher Luisa Canovi, the children were able to try their hand and dexterity, having a lot of fun. In origami, in fact, the […]


Como

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Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Ascione

Casa Ascione is not only the story of the business, but also a family, one with passion and creativity that lives up to the reputation that Giovanni Ascione, company founder, had already earned in the second half of the nineteenth century. The Ascione brand stands out for its gold and jewellery, and the rigour and […]

Napoli

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Three stained glass windows from Ghirlandaio’s workshop in the crypt of Siena Cathedral

The stained-glass windows, two mullioned windows with saints and a tondo with the image of Christ, were made at the end of the fifteenth century by Domenico Ghirlandaio and his workshop, which had already distinguished itself for the narrative elegance and chromatic refinement of its paintings on glass. Made for the church of San Francesco […]

Decorative Arts
Wood

Pasquini Marino

The Pasquini Marino company was established in the late fifties in Bovolone, a well-known classic furniture manufacturing area near Verona. It designs and produces unique objects in fine solid wood with artisan methods. The family business is now run by the founder’s children, Remo and Paola. Remo’s passion for the food-and-wine business has led the […]

Bovolone (VR)

Restoration
Restoration

Simona Casadio – Doratura Artigianale dal 1930

Simona Casadio  is an artisan business that specializes in gilding, French-polishing and restoration. It was started in 1930 by Mario Casadio. The company mostly deals in the restoration of antique objects, such as console tables, head-boards, wooden statues, chairs, furniture and frames. Exclusive hand-crafted objects of the highest quality, designed and  made by hand with […]

Faenza (RA)

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The great Venetian craftsmanship at Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione

Among the events of Homo Faber in the City, the exhibition Splendid Dialogues, from April 10 to May 1 Venetian high craftsmanship is back on display in the exclusive and elegant spaces of the Splendid Venice – Starhotels Collezione, this time with Splendid Dialogues, a precious journey to discover Venetian high craftsmanship inspired by the […]

Fashion and Accessories
Fashion

Rubinacci

Customized styling is guaranteed by this historic tailor: the mastery of the workmanship is not only technical, but also an interpretation of the taste and style of the customer who wants the custom-made garment. Here, artisan technique is combined with excellence in the choice of fabrics Made in Italy and Made in the UK. Professionals, […]

Napoli

Fashion and Accessories
Leather

Mannina

In the heart of the historic centre of Florence, in 1953, the Mannina workshop was founded. Following in the footsteps of Calogero, today his son Antonio produces entirely handmade shoes for men and women. A quality selection of leathers and precise workmanship make these shoes indestructible masterpieces. Brogues, moccasins and ankle boots to meet the […]

Firenze

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Hats and Headwear, Creativity and hatmaking techniques

A course at Spazio NOTA in Florence The charm of millinery and the opportunity to learn more about the techniques for making hats. There is time until April 14 to enroll in the training course recognized by the Region of Tuscany Modisteria, Cappelli e Coprica in program at Spazio NOTA from May 2 to June […]

Home Decor
Furniture

Florence Art

Founded by the Marini brothers more than 70 years ago, Florence Art creates exclusive Florentine-style furniture whose distinctive feature is exquisite hand-carved wood. Every item is designed and produced by the company, now in its second generation. In addition to its elegant collections, the atelier also creates bespoke furniture in accordance with customers’ tastes and […]

Barberino Tavarnelle (FI)

Events

How much do you care about the future? Artigianato e Palazzo Questionnaire

“Kindness and Sustainability” is the project Artigianato e Palazzo asked Irene Ivoi, a designer specializing in nudge design, circular strategy, waste prevention, green public procuerement orientation, and sustainability, to carry out. envisioning a guided invitation that orients people to act according to the principles of a circular economy. The project involved the creation of a […]

28/06/2022

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Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Romeo Miracoli

Renato, a proficient and expert craftsman, continues the glorious family tradition started more than a century ago by Romeo Miracoli in 1912. On the tables and in the windows are original tea and coffee services from the beginning of the twentieth century, candlesticks, gravy boats, soup tureens, frames, trays and cutlery, in many different styles. […]

Milano

The world of craftsmanship

II edition of the Master of Crafts Award, Biella

REGISTRATIONS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 30 The second edition of the Master of Crafts Award, promoted by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Biella, in collaboration with the Associazione Fatti ad Arte and the support of the Gal Montagne Biellesi, is renewed. The objective of the Prize is to convey the promotion of artistic craftsmanship in […]

Music and Theatre
Musical Instruments

Andrea Di Maio

Andrea Di Maio is a skilled constructor of Arpicordi (harpsichords) and antique keyboard instruments. Each instrument is created entirely by the author, from design to decoration and, even if made following the European traditions, is never an exact copy of a precise historical instrument. To understand the care and professionalism that Di Maio puts into […]

Canepina (VT)

Events

Interns’ stories are online

Photos, stories, and trivia about the trainees of the project “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” (One School, One Job. Paths of Excellence) 2021/22 are now online at unascuolaunlavoro.it. From Piedmont to Sicily, from Friuli Venezia Giulia to Sardinia, all along the peninsula young artisans are honing their talents in workshops that carry on […]


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Home Decor
Decorations

Carmagnini

The company combines the use of traditional Florentine artisan methods and the most innovative techniques of contemporary home décor and restoration. A perfect mix that transforms every work into a gem bursting with colors and creativity. Indoor and outdoor paintwork, varnishing of wooden and iron works, decoration of ceilings and walls, cleaning of paintings and […]

Firenze

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Two “pastiglia” caskets restored at Palazzo Madama

Two pastille caskets, small caskets for jewels, medals and coins, kept in Palazzo Madama, have been restored by the Association of Friends of the Fondazione Torino Musei. The two works date back to the early sixteenth century and were made by workshops active between Padua and Ferrara. The caskets, made of wood covered with stucco […]

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Penko Bottega Orafa Artigiana

The charm of the Renaissance art of Florence pervades all the creations of master goldsmith Paolo Penko, who, in his shop a few steps from the Duomo, together with his wife Beatrice, an expert in gemmology, creates unique jewellery, completely by hand, using the traditional ancient Florentine goldsmith techniques. Penko’s jewellery and silverware are reminiscent […]

Firenze

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