Artisan Experience

Create your own coral masterpiece

The red coral provides the gift of vital and dynamic energy

  • Participants min. 1, max 3
  • Cost 70,00 euro
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Days Thursday
  • Timetable 10:00 - 14:00
  • Location Galleria Umberto I, Piazzetta Matilde Serao, 19
About the experience "Create your own coral masterpiece"

The working and production of coral and shell cameos is linked to the Neapolitan culture so deeply as to become one of its products of excellence recognized throughout the world. From the nineteenth century, there has not been a tourist who has visited the city of Naples without taking home one of these precious souvernirs: a jewel of coral or a cameo that can carry the emotions of an extraordinary journey through the ages.

Ascione has lived this history since 1855, creating unique pieces suited to the changes of the era, capable of collating and uniting the messages of the evolution of taste and fashion. While maintaining the historic headquarters in Torre del Greco, Ascione has curated an exhibition space in the center of Naples, in the splendid edifice of the Galleria Umberto, opposite the Teatro di San Carlo, comprises of a sales showroom and the museum.

Here you will have the opportunity to construct a small jewel using the ancient techniques of processing coral and cameo from shell. A master craftsman will guide you to give form to your creation, accompanying you in the discovery of a tradition still as alive today as it was in the past.


 


Program and information
  • Aperitive and welcoming coffee

  • Introduction and history of the experience. historical and museum itinerary.

  • What the tourist may choose and techniques: a choice, creation of a lucky coral horn or a rose engraved in coral or cameo in shell

  • Delivered to the tourist on completion of the experience: The object created by the tourist

  • Languages spoken by the local: Italian, English

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