Many towns in the green Irpinia mountains continue the ancient tradition of bobbin lace, a special technique used mainly to embellish clothes and religious vestments. At the courts of noble families, skilled lacemakers would work tirelessly, producing genuine masterpieces.
In Santa Paolina, Tufo and Montefusco, the art of lacemaking is still practised today in small artisan workshops. Montefusco castle is home to the "Bottega del Tombolo", one of the oldest exhibitions of artefacts produced in this way. Meanwhile, in Santa Paolina, a Bobbin Lace School has opened, where the lacemakers teach, among other techniques, how to make the design known as "vine leaf", a motif that references another widespread tradition in the area: the production of Greco del Tufo DOCG wine.