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 […]


Draping Basic Techniques

May 10 is the deadline for enrollment in the course Draping Basic techniques, experimentation and creative application supported by the Fondazione CR Firenze which promotes and supports the activities of Spazio NOTA and Associazione OMA. The course to be held from May 17 to 28 is 40 hours. Held by the teacher Sara Paci Piccolo […]

17/05/2021 - 28/05/2021

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Raffaello and the paper of Fabriano

A research conducted on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Raffaello Sanzio (celebrated in 2020) has made it possible to find a correspondence between the watermarks used by the Urbino master and the historical ones from Fabriano. This is the confirmation that, besides Michelangelo, ascertained user of the Fabriano paper with […]



Mostra Internazionale dell’Artigianato online edition number 85

It takes place online from April 24 to May 2, the 85th edition of the International Handicrafts Exhibition. The event that will be back in attendance in 2022 takes place on Emporio MIDA (, the online showcase launched by Firenze Fiera in June 2020 with the aim of supporting the excellence of Italian and international […]

24/04/2021 - 02/05/2021


Turandot e l’Oriente fantastico di Puccini, Chini e Caramba

The Fondazione Museo del Tessuto di Prato dedicates the exhibition Turandot e l’Oriente fantastico di Puccini, Chini e Caramba, to the suggestion of Orientalism in the first decades of the 20th century. The sets, theatrical dresses, ornaments and stage jewelry are those used in Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, from the collection of soprano Iva Pacetti, designed […]

22/05/2021 - 21/11/2021


SETA, the new exhibition at Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

From March 25, 2021, at the moment in virtual mode to April 18, 2022, the new exhibition Silk takes place at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum in Florence. The project was created to tell the story of the printed silk signed Salvatore Ferragamo. Fulvia Ferragamo Visconti since the ’70s, has been the soul of silk accessories. […]

25/03/2021 - 18/04/2022

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The restoration of Andrea del Castagno’s fresco restores a “new” image of Dante

The restorers of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure of Florence have restored the portrait of the supreme poet by Andrea del Castagno (1421-1475) to its original color, removing sediments and pictorial retouches that had darkened the colors. An unprecedented image emerged with that brilliance that is proper to mural painting. Moreover, Dante’s face has more […]

Decorative Arts

Sandro Tiberi

Sandro Tiberi is a skilled craftsman with a passion for paper: in his workshop he produces various things. His lamps are very evocative, and made with the technique of filigree. Each type of paper is created completely by hand, using only high quality raw materials, carefully refined to meet all needs, including those who use […]

Fabriano (AN)

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‘Contest OMA 20>40’ and Bottega Strozzi Award’ 2021

The eighth edition of the Contest 20>40 of OMA and the third edition of the Bottega Strozzi Award. The Contest 20>40 offers five thousand euros to encourage the development of a company of artistic craftsmanship and the enhancement of technical and creative skills of the trade. The Bottega Strozzi Award, now in its third edition, […]

The world of craftsmanship

Homo Faber Guide

Homo Faber Guide is an online, searchable guide, which showcases artisans, ateliers, museums, galleries and experiences linked to the world of fine craftsmanship around Europe.  Homo Faber Guide places the world of fine craftsmanship in Europe at your fingertips. Experience excellence with access to a selection of the best master artisans, rising talents, galleries, ateliers, […]


BLOGS & CRAFTS Europe 2021

The XXVII edition of ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO expands to Europe the BLOGS & CRAFTS contest aimed at young artisans and influencers. “BLOGS & CRAFTS Europe”, this is the name of the special edition 2021 realized in collaboration with the prestigious World Crafts Council Europe, will allow 10 international artisans under 35 to participate for free […]

16/09/2021 - 19/09/2021

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Sono tazza di te! 100 smashing women designer

A special exhibition, scheduled from September 5 to 10, on the occasion of the long-awaited Salone del Mobile 2021 On the occasion of the next edition of the Salone del Mobile, 5-10 September 2021, the Association DcomeDesign will create an exhibition with the participation of designers, artists, artists who want to try their hand at […]

Home Decor

Giuditta Brozzetti

This Museum-Workshop of hand-weaving is incredibly fascinating: started in 1921 in the Church of San Francesco delle Donne, it still makes use of eighteenth and nineteenth-century looms to create furnishing fabrics. These fabrics’ warp thread is in cotton, while the weft thread, which is what makes up the pattern, is usually made of silk, cashmere, […]


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The restoration of 44 eighteenth-century models from the Museo Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia

Masterpieces in wax, terracotta and plaster that return to their ancient splendor In anticipation of the forthcoming reopening of the Museo Ginori a fundraiser, promoted by “Artigianato e Palazzo”, the Association “Amici di Doccia”, the Regional Directorate of Museums of Tuscany and the Region of Tuscany, restored 44 models in wax, terracotta and plaster, kept […]

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Alessio Sorrentino

More than jewellery, small works of art. First Alessio, then his son Vincenza, have, since the 70s, been turning the dreams of their clients into reality, creating engravings on corals, cameos, shells, pearls and precious stones for them. A family business that makes even exclusive original works, all handmade in Torre del Greco. The workshop […]

Torre del Greco (NA)

Jewelry, Watches, Costume Jewelry
Jewelry and Watches

Gioielleria Carta Francesco e Figlio Eredi di Carta Pierandrea

The Gioielleria Carta was founded by Francesco Carta in 1920 and soon became a point of reference for Sardinian goldsmiths. Original designs and perfect execution immediately characterised the productions of this workshop, which specialises in filigreeing and engraving by hand. It boasts the creation of important works, such as the halo of Sant’Efisio, the patron […]


Music and Theatre

Nicolao Atelier

Nicolao Atelier has been making historical and period costumes since 1983. A job which requires experience and technical skills and the use of precious and exclusive fabrics. The costumes are made for opera theaters, plays, ballet performances, films and television shows throughout the world, but also for private customers who wish to make a dream […]


Fashion and Accessories

Demetrio Jommi

Experience, skilled workers, continuously collaborating with the most prestigious names in Haute Couture and prêt-à-porter, constant research, elegant materials and quality: these are the elements that make the Jommi Demetrio one of the most important businesses in the hat industry. The production is mainly dedicated to winter garments: hats for men, women and children, made […]

Montappone (FM)

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Create your own personalized itinerary on Wellmade’s app!

The new function of the app dedicated to high Italian craftsmanship Wellmade is a digital project of Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte ( the platform allows you to discover the best artisans in Italy, learn about their work and review their products and services. The goal is to develop the community of lovers of well-made […]

Decorative Arts

Francesco Assante

Francesco Assante, a shipwright from Ischia, has been manufacturing and repairing boats since 1987, completely by hand and on commission. Specialised in Gozzis and Lances, typical local boats for fishing and tourism, he recently constructed miniature boats for displays and collections. Such as “Lancia”, a handmade prototype faithfully built following the canons of construction that […]

Ischia (Na)

Fashion and Accessories

Mazzanti Piume

Mazzanti Piume has been creating elegant feather accessories and ornaments since 1935, by using the same traditional methods for three generations. In the 1940s, the atelier began working with the great names of fashion design and hat-making of the time. And it still creates handmade feather items for famous fashion designers such as Chanel, Balenciaga, […]


Decorative Arts

Paolo Sabatini

Located just steps away from Volterra’s Etruscan gate is the workshop of Paolo Sabatini, a true master of the art of alabaster carving. Anything can be a source of inspiration for his creations, from a simple scrawl to a beautiful bronze statuette from the Etruscan Museum. Paolo Sabatini makes use of pieces of wood and […]

Volterra (PI)

Decorative Arts

Orviet’Anna Ceramiche

In her workshop just steps away from the beautiful Duomo of Orvieto, ceramist Anna Spallaccia creates perfect and sophisticated replicas of items made in the area in the Middle Ages, in particular, between the 1200s and 1300s: plates, glasses, jugs, vases, cups decorated with subjects (kings and queens, animals, acanthus…) and colors (manganese and copper […]

Orvieto (TR)

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Online workshop for Sardinian artisans and craft enterprises ArtiJanus/ArtiJanas is the experimental project of design and craft culture promoted and supported by the Fondazione di Sardegna together with Triennale Milano and with the collaboration of Fondazione Cologni. The seminars and workshops for innovation and markets, developed by Fondazione Cologni, will involve Sardinian artisans and artisan […]


Sleeves: modeling, evolutions and volumes in the new course of Spazio Nota in Florence

The aim of the course, for which enrolments expire on April 6th, is to realize some evolutions of the classic basic sleeve models in order to obtain raglan, bat, kimono by means of the advanced modelling techniques combined with moulage. Once the prototypes have been produced, the student will be able to proceed with the […]

12/04/2021 - 23/04/2021

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