Why Italian Stories?
The Founders' Inspiration
Italian Stories is a user-friendly digital tool that any traveler can take advantage of. Travelers, or anyone who wants to meet the artisans we introduce, can easily book an experience. They start from a basic search for a region or for type of product, and are then able to get into direct contact with those artisans and their world.
On the other side, the artisans or producers create their own proposals for experiences they wish to offer travelers: Visit, Workshop or Full Immersion. "
How Italian Stories Works:
- Visits: Guided tours lead by the craftsman into their workshops including an explanation of their production process.
- Workshops: Hands-on experiences with the craftsmen inside of their laboratories, where you too can learn and practice the traditional skills of talented local artisans.
- Specials: Guided tours lead by local craftsman through which you can discover the land they belong to that inspires their beautiful work.
- Customized Experiences: Looking for something particular? Just ask!
Visit the ItalianStories Facebook page to catch a glimpse of the beautiful world of Italian craftsmanship, narrated in pictures of artisans and their work spaces. It's a visual adventure that takes you from the goldsmith of Florence to the pipe maker in Bolzano, and to the ancient Venetian craft of the “impiraressa”.
Meet Artisans & Learn Their Stories
"Because You Don't Go Visit A Land, You Live It"
The Founders' Experience in Creating Italian Stories & The Value of Experiences
"Turning your passion into your work, giving shape to ideas with your hands, to see a piece of raw wood become a perfectly smooth object, these are enormous, unequaled rewards.” These are the reasons that led the Schio’s woodturner, Nicola, to leave his job as an electrical engineer and devote himself to a lifelong passion: Woodworking. Nicola offers a workshop inside of his laboratory during which he demonstrates how he creates objects starting from a raw piece of wood. He then invites guests to continue the experience by having lunch together in a local farmhouse near his workshop.