Free time visits to discover the beauty of this area
Relax, fun time and good local cuisine
They come as students, they leave as friends
Over the years Diego has developed a wealth of teaching experience. Our courses are aimed at groups or individual students. Our classes are attended by both beginners and students who have already had experience with glass.
We offer intensive courses in which the student work constantly on their projects and have ample time to practice the techniques they are learning continuously, without the imposition of breaks in learning that are a factor created by studying once or twice a week.
We often teach with a single student, this is the best formula because in addition to having the exclusive attention of the teacher, the student quickly sees their progress as they study.
During our courses we always try to optimise the time we have together, and that also means making the most of our wonderful surroundings. On occasions we need to stop and wait for a process, such as the kiln to cool, or for the cement to dry, we use this time to take in some of the sights and attractions that our region is famed for: a walk around the town, or along the lakeside or a guided visit to the Cathedral of Orvieto to admire its beautiful stained glass windows.
The course with Diego was a wonderful experience! He is an exceptional teacher, who is able to convey his enthusiasm and his art with great passion. In just a few days, starting from scratch, he managed to teach me to create a small window, which today embellishes a door of my house ... I will be back, absolutely!
There are no words to describe Diego, he has become a friend who I will always treasure, a Maestro who has a great desire to teach, an exceptional professional. For those hungry to learn, he is just the right person. I studied an excellent course with Diego which I recommend and which I will never forget. There's a part of Diego in my windows. He is a Master craftsman, which is so difficult to find these days.
Lake Bolsena and the Surroundings
Situated on the shores of Lake Bolsena, the town is beautiful and typical of central Italy. The lake, which shares the town’s name is the largest volcanic lake in Europe. The town has a typical medieval appearance, the oldest part is the castle village, which was built around the year 1000 and is dominated by the Rocca Monaldeschi with various viewpoints overlooking the lake.
The Studio and Acccommodation
Our studio and shop are located in the main street of Bolsena, they offers a large well lit working space, with light tables, a wide range of coloured glasses as well as all the material needed to create your project.
Lunchtimes are varied, healthy social occasions. The menu is predominantly vegetarian.
This area offers the highest quantity local products including: olive oil, wine, vegetables, fresh fish and delicious sheep’s cheese from the Bolsena dairy.
We can offer an exclusive apartment in the medival part of the town at a very affordable price, for our students. Close to the castle, its a short walk thought he most picturesque part of the town to reach the studio. The apartment is fully equipped and very comfortable.
What's for dinner?
The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and all the essential ingredients should students was to self-cater.
Another choice is the wide range of restaurants and pizzerias that Bolsena offers.
Characteristic restaurants and hostelries in the alleys of the medieval village and others along the lakeside where you can dine while admiring the colors of the sunset, and sample some of the typical dishes.