The master craftsmen of Tuscany open the doors of their shops, tell their art and above all share experiences with those who are passionate or simply curious. A unique opportunity to enter a world that smacks of old but that looks to the future. All this happens thanks to 13th edition of Gema - European Days of Art Crafts scheduled from 4 to 7 April, simultaneously in several European countries.

The event in the region is organized by Artex - Center for Artistic and Traditional Crafts of Tuscany in collaboration with Tuscany Region, Cna Toscana and Confartigianato Toscana. This year's theme is "Arts Crafts, signature of the territory", to reaffirm the identity strength of craftsmanship and to enhance training and generational turnover.

Workshops and workshops will be involved in different provinces: Arezzo, Florence, Lucca, Pisa, Siena, Grosseto, Prato and Livorno. From ceramics to confectionery, from the production of wigs and props to frames to jewelry, just to name a few. Everything that is the artistic and artisanal product of Tuscany will be accessible to anyone who wants to discover what lies behind these fascinating crafts, the professionalism and dedication of artisans, and involve young people as much as possible and make them an active part of the replacement process generational.


For high school students, participation in workshops can constitute school credit. It will be sufficient to present the form completed by the school and ask the person in charge of the laboratory to attest the participation.

"A wide-ranging event," he comments Giovanni Lamioni, president of Artex - that we have chosen to focus on different and fundamental aspects of artistic craftsmanship: from training to employment, from promotion to promotion. The involvement of Tuscan artisan masters is very high: they are the protagonists of these long days whose goal is the transmission of knowledge but above all of their passion, which can be truly contagious "

"Details, talent, discovery, are the words that Tuscan craftsmanship evoke and that are one of our jewels - he comments Stefano Ciuoffo Regional Councilor for Productive Activities - Involving and making more and more Tuscan citizens and tourists aware that handmade is a precious discovery is also made with initiatives like this. In Tuscany we sink the roots of many jobs that we must continue to keep alive by training young people "