The best Pottery, Art and Food holidays in Italy

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If you have a passion for art and you are thinking about organizing a trip to Italy, you can combine these two things and join us for a hands-on experience.

We have designed a 7-day Italian Pottery, Art and Food tour in Abruzzo, one of the most stunning and culturally rich regions in Italy. 

Our Italian pottery course holidays take advantage of Abruzzo’s amazing, unspoiled landscapes and will immerse you in  a truly exceptional artistic experience

Of course you don’t have to be an expert. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced potter or ceramist, this experience is an opportunity to enjoy pottery and discover the authentic Italian lifestyle at the same time.

Our itinerary is a good balance of relaxation, adventure and learning. You will discover the main pottery techniques by taking part in four 3-hour pottery classes:

  • In the medieval village of Castelli, the mountain-side capital of Abruzzo’s maiolica tradition, we will meet two acclaimed local ceramic artists, Antonio and Vincenzo, who will share  an overview of the different materials and techniques used to create and decorate ceramic art. For example, you might use the ancient wheel to produce a vase or a dish, or learn how to glaze and decorate another piece of your choice.
    We will also visit the International Ceramics collection and pottery school and UNESCO candidate Nativity and San Donato Chapel known as the Sistine Chapel of Majolica.

  • After moving to Vasto, an ancient Roman town on the Adriatic Coast, and exploring its beautiful historic center, we will drive to the little hilltop village of Lentella at Ettore’s “Fattoria d’Arte” – Art farm. Here, you will be able to enjoy your second pottery class.

  • The next day, we will explore the famous Trabocchi Coast with a visit to a trabocco (traditional fishing platform, emblematic of the area), where you will be able to join an exclusive watercolor class with Antonio, a local painter.

  • Then we will drive back to Lentella where you will enjoy your third and forth pottery classes with the opportunity to choose among different activities that will stimulate your imagination and creativity.

This tour will also introduce you to wonderful Italian wines and authentic, traditional cuisine prepared in small restaurants, and also to local producers and families, with whom you will learn how to make homemade pasta and other specialties. Let’s plan this once in a lifetime experience together!

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2 thoughts on “The best Pottery, Art and Food holidays in Italy”

  1. Jim Cushing

    I want to see about living there either part time or full time. Kathleen Peddicord says this is the best part of Italy to do that.

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