Here’s the last installment on my Italian Engravers tour posts.
Day 4 – Visiting Venice
On Thursday we visited Venice, but as this isn’t engraving related, then I won’t spend too much about on it. The city was nice, glass factory and shops in Murano were just fabulous. I’ve never seen glass art at this level and there I really started to like it. But of course I couldn’t afford 60000 EUR mirror.
Final day of my trip and few rather fun things were waiting…
- Frederique Lepinois
- S.I.A.C.E. factory
A family owned gun factory. When Zoli had a nice and big CNC park, S.I.A.C.E was basically all handmade. Some parts were outsourced, but most of the things were made there by few workers. Very cool place. And I got two gun stocks for practicing checkering. What more could I want?
- Ugo the stocker
Last visit of the trip was stockmaker and his son. They were making some real nice high-end gun stocks and the ones that I saw there were really-really nice.
For the conclusion all I can say, is that this was a really awesome trip. I saw a lot, learned quite a few things and met very passionate, artistic and skilled people. Absolutely worth the while.
After that week in Gardone ValTrompia I spend two more days in Rome and then 2 in Florence. Again, very nice and interesting experience.