Montisola in the net
LA RETE – Nets for sports and more
Monte Isola (BS)
The first Saturday of every month in the morning from March to October. Upon reservation at least 4 days prior.
From the skilled hands of fishermen to goal nets.
The history of net making in Montisola is as old as the art of fishing. From necessary tool for every fisherman to sophisticated product, these nets are the result of modern technology combined with century-old passed-on knowledge. Today, Montisola nets go well beyond Lake Iseo. They travel the world and stand out in many international sports events: the football fields where the World Cup is played, Roland Garros which hosts the French Open, and the mayor volleyball and basketball league tournaments.
Since the 1800s, technological development in Monteisola has enabled a fast and consistent increase in net production. Today, these nets are used in the most different sectors: from commercial fishing to agriculture, from construction to the spotlights of sports events. Let’s not forget the beautiful and relaxing hammocks that are a staple of gardens and terraces.
With Daniela, a veteran net manufacturer, we will experience the uniqueness of this ancient craft and we will test our manual skills handling thread and needle. We start with the visit of the fascinating museum which narrates the history of this region, strongly intertwined with nets and wefts, and continue with the creation of an object made of rope and net following the traditional method.
The experience includes an overview of the modern production model, the right combination of manual ability and technology. Ready, go: let’s all get caught in the net!
Those who are curious at heart, passionate about local history and ancient traditions. Those who want to experiment first hand and love the …net-work!
Adults and children alike. All are welcome.
What to bring
What you bring home
The history of a production which fuels the economy of a region and weaves its threads all over the worlds.
The friendliness and warmth of Daniela, a passionate net manufacturer.
The object you made under the guidance of master net artisans.
Walk around the enchanting little villages of Monte Isola ending at the Ceriola Shrine from which you can enjoy a 360 degree panorama of the lake.