Celebrating Craftsmanship at the Woodworkers ‘Fierucola’

Prepare to immerse yourself in the world of woodcraft at the 10th edition of Woodworkers’ Fierucola in Piazza Ognissanti on Sunday, April 28 from 9 am – 7 pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the artistry and tradition of carpentry, experiencing firsthand the beauty and intricacy of this timeless craft. 

The Fierucola is a celebration of all things wood, paying homage to the skill, dedication, and passion of artisans who work with this precious material. This year’s event promises to be particularly special, with a range of exciting attractions and activities for attendees of all ages.

One of the highlights of this year’s Fiercula is the introduction of a special xylarium, showcasing over 40 different types of wood for visitors to touch, smell, and explore. From the rich tones of mahogany to the delicate grain of cedar, the xylarium offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the diversity and beauty of woods in all its forms.

In addition to the xylarium, visitors can expect to find an array of handmade wooden objects, ranging from everyday utensils like ladles and cutting boards to sculptures and furniture pieces showcasing the history and the character of the tree and the wood from which these objects are made. Artisans such as weavers, ceramists, leatherworkers, and artists will also be present in the square.

The Fierucola is not just about admiring finished products – it’s also an opportunity to learn about the craft of woodworking firsthand. Throughout the day, there will be demonstrations and workshops led by experienced artisans, giving both adults and children the chance to try their hand at woodworking techniques such as carpentry, and sculpture in addition to basket weaving. 

Additionally, the event will offer a selection of food products and beverages to purchase. Visitors can sample a variety of sustainable and locally sourced products, including wine and oil from the region, wood-fire bread, ancient grain flours, and cheese, all from local farms.  (Sophia Koch)

For more information, visit the Fierucola website at www.lafierucola.org.