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La Cartapesta di Claudio Riso

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Go Here! Claudio is the REAL Deal

You can watch him creating his beautiful pieces of art. He is so kind and so talented! We bought a... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Steveage
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Rexburg, Idaho
Definitely Stop Here While in Lecce!

I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to visit La Cartapesta during a one week stay in... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
BahiaDelray
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St. Catharines, Canada
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Laboratorio che si trova nel centro storico di Lecce che e realizza varie figure in Cartapesta seguendo la tradizione della Cartapesta leccese. Li si potra trovare le figure dell'arte " Sacra" ma anche le rappresentazioni di vita contadina e...more
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Via Vittorio Emanuele, 27, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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+39 0832 243410
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

You can watch him creating his beautiful pieces of art. He is so kind and so talented! We bought a fairly expensive piece because we wanted a memory. That is what you are buying here, true art that will be an heirloom reminder of your...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to visit La Cartapesta during a one week stay in Puglia. I had watched a show on Puglia that featured La Cartapesta and the three brothers who are all masters in the ancient art of paper...More

1  Thank BahiaDelray
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Spoke to Giuseppe Riso regarding his shop's fame following the short feature on Dreams of Italy (dreamofitaly.com/tv-show/puglia at approx. minute 5:30). He works with his brothers, Claudio & Sandro, and says (mostly in Italian) that he'll be "famous" when Obama calls him.

1  Thank Gia C
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We went for a tour of LaCartapesta di Claudio Riso. In the 1-1/2 days I was in Lecce, I visited the shop four times. Everything is magnificent and I am looking forward to receiving the two unique items I purchased. If I had more luggage...More

1  Thank 333FrancescaCiao
Reviewed 23 May 2015

This shop makes sculptures in paper mache that you have to see to believe. AND you get to watch the art being created by one of the 3 brothers right there in the work area. The way the ancient art is brought to life is...More

1  Thank Judy U
Cartapesta Riso C, Proprietario at La Cartapesta di Claudio Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

Dear Mrs Judy U, Thanks for what you wrote about my workshop. I hope that you will come in Lecce soon and i hope to come also in your soon. All the Best, Arte Sacra di Claudio Riso Claudio Riso

Reviewed 8 October 2014

We had a very nice afternoon of making an artwork out of carta pesta. Eventhough we needed a guide to translate the explenation. It was a great experience ! Claudio Riso does the job with a lot of enthousiasm and is an excellent artist. overall...More

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Cartapesta Riso C, Proprietario at La Cartapesta di Claudio Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2014

Dear Pepijn17, Thanks for your message on Trip advisor. I won't forget the time that we share during this Cartapesta's lesson. I hope too see you soon even if you don't come for the course. For us, it's a pleasure to meet people that come...More

Reviewed 18 August 2014

Whatever you do when you are in Lecce, be sure NOT TO MISS this cartapesta shop. The owners, three sweet brothers, will let you step back into their laboratory to see the actual application of the ancient art of cartapesta, which is making a huge...More

2  Thank Christine P
Cartapesta Riso C, Proprietario at La Cartapesta di Claudio Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2014

Dear Christine, Thanks for your message on Trip advisor. It's always a pleasure to see you and you don't forget your "Maestro" when you come in Lecce. See you soon, Arte Sacra di Claudio Riso Claudio Riso

Reviewed 15 December 2013

While on a tour of Lecce, Italy we were taken to this shop and what a gem it was. The craftsmanship is hands above any that we found in town or in Italy for that matter. After the tour my wife and I went back...More

2  Thank Gary M
Cartapesta Riso C, Proprietario at La Cartapesta di Claudio Riso, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2014

Dear Sirs, Sorry if i was so long to answer you on Trip Advisor. Thanks for your message. Speriamo ritrovarvi presto nel nostro laboratorio .... chissà forse verrò un giorno negli Stati Uniti. A Presto, Arte Sacra di Claudio Riso Claudio Riso Dear Sirs, Thanks...More

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