Our first field trip was an incredible success so we are delighted to be able to offer another unique opportunity to take part in an educational field trip along the 'Coral Road' to Torre del Greco, the historic home of precious coral.
Arriving in Torre del Greco on Monday 8th April, we will meet at Hotel Marad, travel to Circolo Nautico for dinner, watch the sunset and hear about the plans for the intensive three days ahead!
With engaging and interactive theory workshops lead by Rui Galopim de Carvalho, you will learn about the biology and terminology of all the varieties of precious coral, imitations and treatments. Explore the complexities of the CITES appendices in an easy to understand format.
Take a step back in time and discover the historical significance of precious coral and how precious coral has transcended cultures around the world.
Under the expert guidance of Enzo Liverino, you will learn how to identify all the various species of precious coral. Enzo will guide you through the quality and value factors using his extensive collection of raw and polished material.
Experience how coral is polished at the factory, and dive into the most incredible, wondrous, eye-watering world of coral that is Enzo's private coral museum Liverino 1894.
On the final morning we travel to Naples to visit more museums and have a traditional Napoli Street Restaurant lunch with our hosts... a perfect end to our coralicious experience!
To read more about our trip in 2023 please visit Rui Galopim de Carvalho's Blog post here