Artisan Experience

Painter for a day

Live the experience of painting O 'Tammuriello' Napoletano

'I dream of my painting, and then I paint my dream' ( Vincent Van Gogh )

  • Participants min. 2, max 10
  • Cost 40,00 euro
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Days Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
  • Timetable 11:00 - 13:00 / 15:00 - 17:00
  • Location Via Bellini, 17 Napoli
About the experience "Painter for a day"

Live the experience of being a painter for a day, painting O’ Tammuriello’ Napoletano.

The Tamburello drum, typical of the popular traditions, has ancient origins. It was an exclusively feminine instrument, as testified by the works of medieval painters. We suppose that the circular form, surrounded by bells, was chosen for its resemblance to the sun, a symbol of Astarte, goddess of fertility. The Tamburello is formed with a circular frame of timber, decorated with tufts of coloured coloured ribbons and flat pieces of tin as cymbals. The hide, pulled over the wooden frame, is painted with characteristic historical scenes, epics of natural landscapes, such as the gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. The instrument is used throughout the meridian mediterranean, and accompanies the songs and the dances of each region. Live the experience with painter Milena Gallo O’ Tammuriello’ Napoletano, in an historic Neapolitan location, an evocative art studio in the heart of the Neapolitan historical center.

The shop is located near Via Costantinopoli and Piazza Bellini, a charming pocket within the tumultuous spider web known as the historic center of Naples, with streets that invites strolling and whose route was mapped at the time of the expansion of the city walls, as requested by the Viceroy don Pedro of Toledo between 1533 and 1547. Thus was born a long and noble gallery of richly valuable buildings, churches and monasteries, which still today comprise one of the most sought-after destinations.


Program and information
  • Welcome and introductions with coffee and limoncello

Kit: Tamburello with a sketch of the design, palette e brushes for all participants.

After drying the Tamburelli, the unique pieces are taken by each participant, a small "piece of Naples" to be carried home in your suitcase.

The local speaks: italian