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Vino&Arte

Ferruccio Ferragamo’s private collection. A unique private collection of historical engravings, owned by Ferruccio Ferragamo, displayed at the Galleria del Borro.

67 drawings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century about wine in all its manifestations.

An artist’s view of the “pleasures of drinking”, from the everyday to the mythology of the gods. from the Christian symbolism to the vicious side of wine.

The exhibition Vino&Arte includes such names as: Andrea Mantegna (1431 – 1506); Annibale Carracci (1560 – 1609); Spagnoletto (1591 – 1652); great masters of the seventeenth century such as David Teniers the Younger (1610 – 1690); Gabriel Metsu (1629 – 1667); Cornelis Trost (1697 – 1750); Jacob Jordaens (1593 – 1678); Gillis van Tilborgh (1635 – 1678); Cornelius Visscher (1620 – 1670); the eighteenth and nineteenth century British artists such as William Hogarth (1697 – 1764); Thomas Rowlandson (1757 – 1827); and Walter Dendy Sadler (1854-1923 ), and finally modern artist like Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Andy Warhol (1928-1987).

A real “must” to experience with the excellent wine of the estate in the underlying Cellar.

The Medieval Village

Our ancient settlement dating back one thousand years has many small but fascinating masterpieces. At the small church is a rare lifesize colour photocopy of the Holy Shroud. The relic was restored in 1985 by Giovanni Battista Cordiglia and donated by the Savoy family (the original owner since 1453) to the pastor of the parish church of Il Borro, Don Pasquale Mencattini.

Visit the famous Nativity scene with mechanized characters, a minor miracle that will excite young and old, one of the most popular attractions at Il Borro.

A cultural tour of the estate cannot omit a visit to the workshops of the artisans of Il Borro. Our artisans bring to life the unique crafts and traditional skills so fundamental to the history of Il Borro. Artisans opening time here.

The exhibition and the Nativity scene can be reserved at: +39 055 9772921; Mob. +39 366 5601139; email: claudia@ilborro.it

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Painting and decoration classes

Let the traces of a past rich in art and the colours of the Tuscan landscape inspire you. From sketching the drawing to the theory of colour, you can learn and practice new techniques for oil, watercolour and
acrylic painting. Every day from 10:00am to 12:00 noon and from 4.00 to 6.00pm for maximum 4 people. On request children classes.

Embroidery and hat-making classes

A fascinating and highly creative class that will teach you how to sew, design and create hats. At the end of the lesson you can wear your personalized hat! Classes by booking only for maximum 2 people, materials included.

Oro del Borro

A class to “Create your piece of silver jewellery” can be organized at the “Oro del Borro” Workshop. 2 hour classes, maximum 2 people, every day including Sundays and holidays.

 

The art makes clear the unknow.Jean Josipovici