Day Tour

Cruise Shore Experience - Alabaster workshop visit (6 Hours)

Onirikos, Italian Experiences Designer

Volterra, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Cruise Shore Experience - Alabaster workshop visit (6 Hours )

Volterra, Italy

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description


Alabaster workshop visit


You will meet your driver at ship dock or at tender mooring; he will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board.

He will drive you to Volterra where you will meet your Professional Guide in order to experience a unique excursion in Florence.

You will visit Alabaster workshop that is the only company in Volterra today that represents the sector of artisanal sculpture. After finishing their studies at the local State Art Institute and following many years of experience in artisanal alabaster studios, the owners understand the importance of keeping this artisanal tradition alive and have brought their particular workmanship back to its natural environment, to the historic center of Volterra.

Their skill and notoriety has brought them to be frequently contacted and enlisted to carry out important restorations, such as that done on the alabaster ciborium dating back to the 1600s that is kept in the Cathedral of Potenza (renovated and with missing pieces reintegrated). They also collaborate with a variety of important contemporary artists to create works inspired by the designs of artists such as Ettore Spalletti, Chen Zhen, Tacita Dean, Anish Kapoor, Nari Ward,Sislej Xhafa, Giulio Paolini, Erkmen, Juan Munoz, Mario and Marisa Merz. Upon entering this environment one gets the sense of travelling back in time… the same tools, the same plaster models filling the shelves along the walls. For 25 years Alab'Arte has continuously renewed its creativity, inventing and creating models, and from these models they give life to sculptures, illuminations and objects of modern design, not to and mention the reproduction of classical sculptures (even to scale) the carving of sculptures reproduced from drawings.

After the visit your driver will escort you back to the Port.

About Us

We offer unique access to some of the most unavailable & undiscovered experiences one can imagine. A Milan shopping experience in a fashion designer’s showroom? A private dinner in Venice on the roof terrace of Peggy Guggenheim? Quad bike trekking on the active Etna volcano with an extreme-sport guide? Whatever your client can dream, we can deliver. We focus on designing non-Googleable experiences—watching the Palio di Siena horse race from a hot-air balloon; visiting the private castle where the Godfather trilogy was shot. Kids love visiting an ice cream factory, while big kids clamor for a chance to drive a Maserati or Lamborghini.

Insider Tip

Visit to Excavation underneath the Vatican • Truffle Hunt in Tuscany or Piemonte • Vasari Corridor in Florence • Private visit to the Sistine Chapel

Terms & Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS AND CANCELLATION CONDITIONS (general policy)

Please ALWAYS refer to the specific payments terms and cancellation policy clearly stated in the booking form. The payments terms and cancellation fees might depends on seasonality and on the specific service booked (i.e. an after hour private visit can be NON refundable already at the time of the booking)

Villa-Apartments Rental, Yacht Charter, Private Jet and Helicopter Charter:

- from time of confirmation to 121 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 120 and 61 days prior to arrival 60% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 60 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.

Hotel Bookings:

- from time of confirmation to 61 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival 50% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 30 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.

All other services:

- from time of confirmation to 121 days prior to arrival no penalty will be charged;

- between 120 and 61 days prior to arrival 30% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- between 60 and 31 days prior to arrival 75% of the total amount due is not refundable;

- from 30 days prior to arrival or in case of no show 100% of the total amount due is not refundable.



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Rome and Sorrento, Italy

By: EBC


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2017

The guides were knowledgeable and easy to understand. We enjoyed them very much.
Travel Advisor:  Kimberly Georgi

Transport made Easy

By: Michael


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2018

Well I guess I could have taken a cab or a train to get to my destinations, but I felt it would be easier to book a car service. I would not recommend another car service beyond Onirikos. They were always on time, with a clean and comfortable car. The time between cities went by so quickly, and was a great way of seeing Italy. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to pay a little bit more for stress free, efficient transport within Italy.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rasmussen

Onirikos

By: Dolomites


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2018

Stefano took very good care of us and made my baggage appear after I got the run around by the airport. They treated us like we were their only clients and like they were our personal concierge service. AMAZING.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Hartman

Transfer

By: WT


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2018

Very nice. Good driver, nice car.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg