Visit to the Gypsea art workshop and Bargello Fountain ritual

Visit to the Gypsea art workshop and Bargello Fountain ritual

Free cancellation
Language: Italian
Availability: From Wednesday to Monday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Take part in the Bargello Fountain ritual and become an 'honorary madman of Gubbio'
  • Discover the art of plaster and stucco and listen to anecdotes linking the Gypsea art workshop to the medieval town of Gubbio
What to expect

Take part in a truly unique experience together with the owner of the Gypsea art shop. The workshop is situated in Largo del Bargello; one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in Gubbio because it is here that the famous Fontana dei Matti (Fountain of the Madmen) can be found. You will be able to discover the beauty of the art of plaster and stucco and you’ll be able to listen to many anecdotes connecting the workshop to this fascinating part of Italy that houses it.

According to tradition, if a playful ritual is performed at the fountain, you can become an honorary madman of the city - just like all the inhabitants of Gubbio (the Eugibini) who are born with this status. If this tradition leaves you intrigued, come and find out more!

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What's included
  • Visit to the Gypsea art workshop
  • Participation in the traditional ritual of Gubbio
  • Your own 'madman's license' on parchment paper

Largo Bargello, 2A, 06024 Gubbio PG, Italy

Meeting point:

The Gypsea art workshop.

What to remember
  • After the ritual, you will have earned your very own 'mad license', which you will receive handwritten on special parchment paper. This certifies your newfound madness and citizenship of Gubbio
  • Along with your 'mad license', you will receive a small precious Renaissance cornucopia made of plaster - a symbol of luck, prosperity and abundance - in memory of this unforgettable experience and beautiful place that will make you both crazy and lucky!
  • This experience requires a minimum of two participants
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  • From Wednesday to Monday
  • Every half hour from 10.30am to 12.30am and from 4.00pm to 7.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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