Camo

Camo information

Location
Ravello , Italy
Address
Piazza Duomo 9
Ravello
Telephone
+390 89 85 74 61
Opening hours
10am-noon & 3-5pm Mon-Sat
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This very special place is ostensibly a cameo shop – and exquisite they are, too, crafted primarily out of coral and shell – but there's a treasure trove of a museum beyond the showroom. Even more of a treat is if cameo creator and shop founder Giorgio Filocamo is here to explain the background to such pieces as a 16th-century crucifix on a crystal cross, a mid-16th-century Madonna, a 3rd-century-AD Roman amphora, gorgeous tortoiseshell combs and some exquisite oil paintings.

Camo is the antithesis of the overpriced shops in the centre of Ravello, though you may think twice about the ethics of buying coral. Giorgio’s cameos have been commissioned by all kinds of well-known folk, including Hillary Clinton and actress Susan Sarandon.