Italy 2014

10/6…Bike Trip Day 6…Marsciano to Deruta

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by
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We biked from Marsciano in the southwest corner  of the map to Deruta.

We biked from Marsciano in the southwest corner of the map to Deruta.

 Inside the Church of Madonna dei Bagni in Deruta.

Inside the Church of Madonna dei Bagni in Deruta.

 One of the thousands of  tiles in Church of Madonna dei Bagni in Deruta.

One of the thousands of tiles in Church of Madonna dei Bagni in Deruta.

One of the 300 artist in Deruta.  She is demonstrating her glazing technique to Tony.

One of the 300 artist in Deruta. She is demonstrating her glazing technique to Tony.

This artist has an 15th Century Kiln in the basement of her Deruta studio.

This artist has an 15th Century Kiln in the basement of her Deruta studio.

I had spent part of day with Marino in Deruta. I showed Tony some of the sights that Marino showed me. We also got out to the Church of Madonna dei Bagni. There is a story about the beginning of this church. A man was on a trail in 1675 when he found a cup with a picture of Madonna and child by a spring and he was worried that it was going to break so he built a little shelf for the cup. When he got home his sick wife was healed. At that spot there was a church built. There are tiles each year with miracles. There are still tiles being added to the church. We spent time today exploring a few of the potters and majolica artists in Deruta.