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Stone Carving in Tuscany

Immerse yourself in the luxury of a Tuscan holiday, relax and learn the art of stone carving. All in a unique setting between nature, food, wine and culture.

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About this course

Immersed in the fantastic setting of Tuscan nature, in a villa with swimming pool, you can combine a week of relaxation with learning the art of stone carving from Athar Jaber. A unique opportunity to experience a relaxing holiday combined with a passion for art.

What you will learn

Introduction to basic tools and techniques

letter carving

ornamental sculpture

architectural sculpture

figurative sculpture

and much more (depending on you entry level)

Course information

Where: Casa d'Era, Lajatico

When: 26 March - 2 April 2023

Total lesson time: 30 hrs

Difficulty: all levels

Price: Starting from 1600 Euro

Course instructor: Athar Jaber

What's included

All materials included

All carving materials such as hammers, chisels, and stone are included.


Prices include 6-night stay in one of the apartments at Casa d'Era, and a 5-days stone carving course, including all materials necessary for the course.

Individual guidance

6 hours of lessons a day. Five days long.

What's not included


Transport to and from Casa d'Era. (It can be arranged at an additional fee)


Meals are not included. All apartments have fully equipped kitchens and markets are nearby.

Safety gear

It is advisable to bring your own safety equipment such as eye protection, ear protection, gloves and safety shoes.

This stone carving holiday will mainly consist of live stone carving sessions under Athar’s personal guidance. You will be able to carve under his attentive eye and share your learning process with passionate fellow carvers. With the aim of feeding both the mind and the body, the week is balanced between education and relax. Each day will consist of 6 hours of lessons. Three hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon. The sculpting day will end at 18:00, after which you can jump straight into the pool and enjoy a Tuscan aperitif before dinner.

All carving materials will be provided and are included in the price.

About the venue

Casa d’Era’s is an independent borough, located at Lajatico, in the countryside of Tuscany, about 20 Km from Volterra, 30 from San Gimignano, 40 from the shoreline, 50 kms away from Pisa, 70 from Siena, 80 from Firenze and Lucca.
Casa d’Era consists of eight fully autonomous apartments each equipped independent air conditioning and heating systems, bathroom, satellite tv and a kitchen furnished with a microwave oven, dishwasher and refrigerator. They are both suited for intimate couples or families. There is also a wide range of additional services available, among them an outdoors swimming pool, laundry area and parking to further enjoy your Tuscan vacations.

How to get there

By train: Pontedera – Casciana Terme Station, 15 minutes away from Lajatico.

By car: Car rental and Taxi services are available from the nearest airports and train stations.

Nearest Airports:

Airport Galileo Galilei – Pisa

Airport Amerigo Vespucci – Florence

How to get there

Who is this course for

This course is for everyone interested in stone carving, from beginner to experts, while enjoying a relaxing holiday in Tuscany and get a good, solid grounding in the craft. The stone carving course is suitable for all skill levels, whether you are a passionate beginner eager to learn, or a professional looking to expand your skill set. The course is perfect for:

Beginner & intermediate sculpture students

Professional sculptors who want to widen their skills

Sculpture & calligraphy teachers


Anyone interested in stone carving

Stone Carving in Tuscany

Immerse yourself in the luxury of a Tuscan holiday, relax and learn the art of stone carving. All in a unique setting between nature, food, wine and culture.

What's inside

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Prices start at 1.600 Euros per person.

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