Penelope a Rasiglia

The event dedicated to traditional Umbrian weaving

Penelope a Rasiglia is an event held every year in the village of Rasiglia, Italy to promote the hand loom weaving techniques of the Menotre Valley in Umbria. 

This is an ancestral medieval technique whose past glory is demonstrated by the high number of woollen mills and dye-works still present in the area, and whose secrets are still mastered to this day by a number of weavers.

As luck would have it, our family has its own highly-skilled weaver: Luciana, custodian of the textile arts of the Tonti woollen mill.

Each year we take part in a historical weaving workshop where we carry out demonstrations of hand loom weaving techniques, one of the major attractions of the event.

The whole village gets involved and the streets of Rasiglia are filled with traditional Umbrian woven blankets exhibited in the windows. Take a walk through the alleyways and you will easily chance across cultural demonstrations such as folk performances, poetry readings, classical music concerts and painting and photography exhibitions.  

Next edition: June 2014

The 2014 edition will be held on 7-8 June.

Do not miss this unique, evocative attraction presenting all Umbria’s traditional crafts

At the Penelope a Rasiglia weaving event you will also discover ancient professions that are still very much alive...

Where to sleep in Rasiglia

Have a look at our holiday apartments at Residence Menotre.

Choose the accommodation that best suites your needs!

B&B service available upon request.

  • Blankets woven on the loom during the “Penelope a Rasiglia” exhibition (Umbria)
  • Penelope a Rasiglia – workshop open to the public and weaving demonstrations
  • Early 20th century mechanical loom that may be visited in June in Rasiglia Italy
  • Umbrian crafts in the Menotre Valley (Italy): crochet
  • Pillow lace and crafts demonstrations on the streets of Rasiglia, Italy
  • Hand-made fringe and embroidery demonstrations (Penelope a Rasiglia - Umbria)
  • Crafts exhibition and hand embroidery in the nice Umbrian village of Rasiglia
  • Rasiglia celebrates the Penelope a Rasiglia cultural event in Umbria, Italy
  • Sheap shearing and wool work demonstrations in Rasiglia, Italy
  • Calligraphy demonstrations: Penelope a Rasiglia cultural event (Italy, Umbria)
  • Dance performance in the evocative setting of Rasiglia di Foligno (Italy)
  • "Liquid music” concert in the attractive village of Rasiglia in Umbria

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