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Meet a Master Wood Inlay Artisan

Meet one of Italy's last master wood inlay artisans and experience his deep passion for this disappearing craft.

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About This Experience

The first artisan in Arezzo to receive the official title of Master Craftsman, Mastro Santi is known for his work in "intarsia", a 7th-century technique using different colors & shades of wood fitting perfectly together to create a 3-dimensional image. Think of it as "painting" using the different colors and grains of wood. A true "Renaissance Man", Santi is also a writer, painter, carver, musician, and restorer of antique furniture. His passion is keeping this important tradition alive by passing it on to his apprentices and other students.

Step inside his studio and workshop to learn about the history of this impressive craft and how Santi came to know it. See his amazing work in person and watch him demonstrate his techniques. This is a very unique experience getting an inside perspective on a historical craft and spending time with a true Master (and one of the last at that)!

Day Trip

Central Italy


1-2 Hours

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  • Meet a Master craftsman and learn about the disappearing tradition of "intarsia".

  • See his impressive work up close with explanations for the entire process.

  • Enjoy a studio visit and demonstration or get hands-on with a workshop. 

  • Wander one of Tuscany's finest hidden villages!



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