Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli

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Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli

Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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CalBristol
Weston super Mare, UK2,063 contributions
Spilimbergo appears to be a sleepy little town with a castle (converted into apartments), a cathedral (closed) and the Mosaic Scool (fascinating!)
The school (founded in 1922) is a short distance from the town centre and is in an unremarkable buidling; the entrance is around the back from the car park. You are conducted around the school through corridors lined with wonderful mosaics and you can look through doorways to see the students bent over their work, being supervised by their teacher. (You cannot enter these classrooms but you can go round the classrooms not in use and see the unfinished work left by the students.) On the first floor, there is a large room full of examples of the work produced in the school ranging from reproductions of ancient mosaics to completely new contemporary and abstract designs, using just colours.
The school is very quiet, the only sound being the tap tap of the students little hammers breaking the stones into small pieces. It is good to see that the ancient craft of mosaics is still being carried on today and is well worth a visit.
Written July 2, 2022
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JBSD
Zagreb, Croatia40 contributions
Family
It doesn't seem like much from the outside, but wow when you get inside and start moving among the classrooms... Visitors can freely circulate the school and observe what the students are doing in all classrooms. It's an unusual experience, you know - to see such a quiet school: everybody's concentrated on their own work, some people wear headphones and work.
The pieces are amazing, you wouldn't believe what types of "pictures" people can do with these little pieces of material.
Consequently, there are lots of mosaics across the city as well.
On a separate note, there's also a cute gelato bar on the corner of the street, where all the students apparently go during their break :)

Entrance is free. Obviously closed on weekends, since it's a school. Parking in front.
They also have a website for more detailed information.
Written July 20, 2019
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Susan A
Portola Valley, CA66 contributions
Couples
Friends suggested we visit the school, but the front door was locked and the building seemed vacant when we arrived. We wandered around to the back patio, where several mosaic pieces were on display. We tried the back doors, and they were unlocked, so we went in. One of the instructors said we we: classrooms where we saw student works-in-progress, hallways with exceptional pieces on display, and two galleries filled with artwork. The techniques are traditional but the results are extraordinary, ranging from classic to contemporary. In particular, the portraiture was spectacular. Do visit this gem!
Written October 1, 2018
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Robb H
New York City, NY1,015 contributions
Couples
We retained Simonetta di Paoli (depaolisimonetta (at) gmail.com ) to show us around this incredible school. It provides a 3 year program for 150 students who come from around the world. The floors of the school are mosaics. The walls are chock-a-block with mosaics. Even the bathrooms have mosaics.

The best part . . . because our guide knew all the teachers . . . was being able to go into the classrooms and watch the students working on their mosaic assignments.
Written June 13, 2017
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LovesGoodRestaurants
Mineral, VA267 contributions
This school for mosaics is known world wide for the quality of it's work and it's art is displayed at Ground Zero in New York and in Jerusalem at the tomb of the Holy Sepulcher, to name a few. A walk through the halls allows you to see students at work, learn about this art, and see everything from traditional scenes to ultra contemporary works. Admission is free.
Written October 5, 2015
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Mosaicisto
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
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I have been involved in the Hard Surface Industry from Childhood and was hand selected to make a brief Stage at the Grand School in the town of Spillembergo about 14 years ago by a group of Windsor/Detroit Art Philanthropist and was, to say the least, very impressed by this world class establishment known to me for quite some time by my Mentors during my apprenticeship as they had all attended this fine School as youngsters prior to immigrating to Canada.
As a budding Mosaicisto I was set on fire by the sheer passion and brilliance the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli imparted on me. Something that still lives burning inside of me all these years later.
My stay at the School was very much the highlight of my experiences !I have, since returning to Canada made reference to many travellers, much to they're amazement and delight. They seemed to have taken away a little of my experience merely through a weekend visit and tour !
I am presently organizing future Tours of the Ancient Mosaic districts of Italy and The School in Spillembergo will most certainly be one of the major focuses of my Tours !

Salute to Spillembergo and 'La Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli !

Sincerely
Mosaicisti on fire
Michael C Ryan
Written May 5, 2015
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Friends
Among many great experiences during a week in the Friulli Venezia Giulia region, this stands out as one of the highlights. We visited in a Sunday, when the school was closed, so we had free run of the whole place, classrooms included. The quality of the work produced by the students is extraordinary and goes well beyond the traditional mosaics in the classic style. Thank goodness places of learning like this survive and thrive in tough modern times.
Written October 1, 2017
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atrz
Melbourne, Australia66 contributions
Couples
A really good insight into mosaic artwork. As I only speak English I would have liked more translated explanations next to artworks however I understand you can't cater for everyone. Some of the 3D mosaics were amazing. There are true artisans out there. I would have liked to see more pieces for sale too. Overall definitely worth the visit.
Written July 2, 2017
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megcram
Munich, Germany186 contributions
Friends
A local friend took me here. It is an internationally acclaimed school for learning mosaic. Students from all over the world come to this small town to learn. The students of the school become experts in the field, and they are commissioned to take part in major international projects.

I did not have a tour, but rather my friend was knowledgeable. If possible, I would recommend getting a tour.

You can peek into the classrooms and learn a bit about what it takes to be a mosaic artist.
Written June 23, 2017
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Weah1445
Boulder, CO145 contributions
Family
Although this is a school, the walls in the building double as a museum. We toured this school one afternoon midweek and were taken back by the varied examples of mosaic expertise. There are at least 100 wall mosaics displaying a variety of classical and modern styles all created by different levels of classes over the years.
There is no admission charge to enter. If you're lucky and a class is on break, you might be able to ask a student if you can peek in a classroom to see student's work, like we did. The class we saw was transforming classic paintings into mosaic form, focusing on close ups of faces. Very impressive!!
Written January 2, 2017
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