Private Wine & Deruta Pottery Making Class

Class, Lunch, Wine Tastings
Meet your personal driver at your hotel lobby and start an amazing daytrip in the Umbria region. Today you will touch with your hands the real Deruta maiolic pottery, that has made Deruta famous around the whole world. Examples of its art can be seen in its churches, the facades of its palaces and in the Pottery Museum. The hills around Deruta divide the valley of the Tiber from the Umbria valley. Thanks to its natural feature,
composed of torrents and steep-sided gullies and the clay deposits, the area has provided the local the raw material used in pottery-making.
During your drive to Deruta, we will stop at a winery where you will taste wines and local products. You will be in the exact middle of the “Colli Perugini” Valley, along an enological route called the “Strada del Cantico”. From the colors of Giotto to the tastes of Umbria, from the glimpses of cities of art to ancient villages among panoramic roadways, from the wineries with their smell of wet earth to the locations which are
testimony to the lives of famous saints, the “Strada del Cantico” passes through the municipalities of Todi, Marsciano, Perugia, Torgiano, Cannara, Spello and Assisi.
Today you will take part to a pottery making lesson and experience the stages of production, from the work on lathe to the final glazing and cooking process. After a brief explanation and a lathe working show of an expert, you will create your own item on lathe. You can decide whether to bring it home as fresh clay in a proper container, or to ship it home (shipping fees not included).
At the end of the tour your personal driver will lead you back to your location.
Duration: 8 hrs including pick up and drop off

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