In Deruta, la città della maiolica, I’ll show you unusual touches of maiolica throughout the village: on signs, used in church floors, enhancing church altars, decorating the walls of homes.
You won’t want to miss a fascinating shrine of maiolica folk art in the surrounding countryside, where over eight hundred ceramic naif panels – dating from the 17th century – truly astound.
Learn about their fascinating history, each panel inspired by a local miracle.
Tour guests often ask me, “Where might we see the best in maiolica?”
For me, there is only one answer: you must meet famed elderly maiolica painter, Raffaello, as he paints masterpieces on the urns, vases, goblets formed by the talented “wizard-of-the-(potter’s)-wheel,”Massimo.
Their passione can be matched only by that of Giuseppa, farm woman: for the land and the fruits of the land. If tour guests ask me for the best of Umbrian rural cuisine, I suggest heading out to the farm country near Deruta.
Experience Giuseppa’s passione for the best in rural cuisine as you feast with foods grown on the land just behind her farmhouse.
Anything else needed to enhance your Deruta day? Just ask, per favore.
My aim in any tour: to enrich your Italy stay with countless treasured memories. A promise.
And if you wish to combine your Deruta tour with a other hill-town tour, let us head to Perugia in the morning, Deruta in the afternoon.