Italians have always been known as amazing artists and designers. Knowing this fact, it does not really surprise you, that one of the most prestigious mosaic schools in the world is based in Italy.
A town of Spilimbergo lies in Friuli Venezia Giulia, a small region in Italy. Spilimbergo has been known as a mosaic and terraces town for centuries. In fact, from 500 to 800 years artists from Spilimbergo moved to Venice and worked there, making different types of mosaics and terraces.
Due to long mosaic history it was the only right thing to do, to open a mosaic school in Spilimbergo. From its opening in 1992, the mosaic school of Spilimbergo has trained lots of mosaic masters from all over the world.
Studying in Spilimbergo mosaic school will take you 3 years and in that time you will be a master of different varieties of mosaic and terraces – roman, byzantine, modern. Not only theory is learned, but also graphic design and the art of colors and stones.
The Spilimbergo mosaic school accepts 50 new students each year – 25 places are reserved for Italians. The only condition to be accepted in the Spilimbergo mosaic school is knowing the Italian language, as all classes are in Italian. There is also a tuition – 600 EUR per year.
If you like the art of mosaics, but don’t want to study it, you might consider taking part in Spilimbergo mosaic school classes or summer school.
We found it interesting that Spilimbergo mosaic school is so well known around the world that even wrold’s TOP chefs come here to attend some culinary oriented classes. The Spilimbergo school of art did educate some car designers too. The attendants were taughed to think out of the box and to be attentive to every small detail. No matter if we talk about food presentation or interior car design, small things do matter, as they can take you from an average to a world known name.
Spilimbergo mosaic school – guided tour
You can visit the Spilimbergo mosaic school also as an individual visitor. They have guided tours (English, Italian) available on Saturday at 3 pm, but please note you have to make a reservation in advance. You can contact them over an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone them at +39 (0) 427 2274. The price for a guided tour is 9 EUR (children under 12 years are free), but with the Friuli Venezia Giulia card it is free of charge.
We have visited Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia as a press trip organized by the FVG tourism board, but all opinions and recommendations are our own.
You can find more travel oriented information about Friuli Venezia Giulia at www.turismofvg.it