Crafts and traditions

At the Heart of Our Trips: The Revival of Traditional Italian Craftsmanship

Meet local artisans and artists

Visit their workshops and studios to learn about deep-rooted Italian traditions. You’ll be enthralled by their stories.

Behind the Scenes at the Palio di Siena:

Contradas, Street Food and the Perfect Vantage Point. 

Immerse yourself in the spellbinding charm of Siena, home to one of the most famous horse races in the world, the Palio. You’ll explore the city’s 17 contradas, or districts, and munch on finocchiona, porchetta and focaccia senese.    Enjoy the race – featuring jockeys riding bareback – from a private balcony overlooking Piazza del Campo. An unforgettable experience amid a whirlwind of colors, warmth and passion.

The Art of Handmade Marionettes:

See a private show and make your own marionette

Registered on UNESCO's List of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Opera dei Pupi (Opera of the Puppets) is a traditional Sicilian marionette show. The repertoire is based on epic literature and chivalric themes, as well as farces.  Enjoy a private performance, then learn how to create your own authentic pupo with a marionette master.

Dance the Night Away!

Popular Italian folk dances like the tarantella and the pizzica go back a long way and remain ingrained in Italian culture. Short, quick steps and flirtatious gestures between partners are mainstays. Learn all the moves from local performers and join the fun for an evening you’ll wish would never end!

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Italyscape is a Benefit Company

Since January 2023 Italyscape has acquired the status of Benefit Company and is currently working to obtain the B-Corp certification.