Period: 02 Jan / 30 Dec
Places: Vietri sul Mare | Cava de Tirreni
Lunch: Not Included
This tour will travel through the ancient art of creating and processing of ceramics, and you will be introduced to the magical world of the creations of the ceramic of Vietri.
The pottery has been known since prehistoric times while the first artifacts take us back to the Neolithic, and consist of pottery cooked directly over the fire.
Subsequently the art saw the introduction of the lathe, which allowed to obtain easily and graceful objects of perfect symmetry with respect to the axis of rotation.
Over the years its pottery conquest always improvements in quality and designs, with the introduction of painted pottery, which was exported from Anatolia to Europe around the third millennium BC, while the introduction of glass painting, in I use from the second millennium BC in Mesopotamia, further improved wear resistance and appearance.
IN THIS TOUR…
In our laboratory you can get close to the magical world of ceramics and realize your dream thanks to the centuries-old knowledge of this art entrusted to the family Solimene that, for four generations, dedicates his life to this ancient tradition.
In three long hours you discover the important phases of ceramics art, decorating an object terracotta tiles (flat wall 30 cm or tile 30 × 30 cm) made available by the laboratory, with the ancient technique of majolica, learning how.
The object that you realize you can collect it at the lab after cooking or you will receive it by mail to the address you want in Italy.
You do not need any tool or apron … it will put everything at your disposal.
h 14:00 Meeting with driver and starting to reach the enchanting Vietri sul Mare and will be guided in a typical walk through the shops of ceramics and the streets of the small town and in the characteristic Villa Comunale built above the sea of Vietri. In case of bad weather the visit of Vietri sul Mare will be replaced with a visit to the Abbey of Cava de Tirreni.
h 15:30 After the walk, it falls on Cava de ‘Tirreni, the beautiful village of the Etruscan origins.
After a few minutes, we reached the historic center, visit the majestic Franciscan sanctuary and then continue our walk in the village, through the arcade of the Baroque style of the “Borgo Scacciaventi” and where after a few minutes we reach the shop of ceramics for ‘interesting Vietri Ceramics Workshop.
h 19:00 ca End of Tour
Note: The piece of local crafts that you have created in Vietri Ceramics will be tributed and delivered within 48 hours