In the Rome episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns how to make her own traditional Roman mosaic.
Nadia Ridolfini teaches visitors how to make traditional Roman mosaics at her studio Aegea Mosaici
on Via Corsini, 8. You can take a two-hour class (35€ per person) and create your own small mosaic to take home or take longer courses in glass fusion or even making filati (micro tiles made with smalti glass.) The technique was said to have been born in the Vatican’s mosaic studio in the 17th century. The studio is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lessons are in Italian but aren’t hard to follow even if you don’t know the language. For more information, visit: www.aegeamosaici.com
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