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Top Choice Vintage in Palermo

Mercurio Vintage

What was a Liberty-era jewellery store is now a treasure trove of valuable vintage threads, shoes and decorative items, including ceramics, jewellery and couture from past and present Sicilian designers. Dig up anyt…
Top Choice Ceramics in Caltagirone

Ceramiche Alessi Di Giacomo Alessi

Giacomo Alessi is arguably Caltagirone's most famous ceramicist. Not only has his work been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, but he received a Knighthood of the Italian Republic in 2007. Inspired by classical myths…
Top Choice Beauty in Santa Maria Novella

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

In business since 1612, this perfumery-pharmacy began life when the Dominican friars of Santa Maria Novella began to concoct cures and sweet-smelling unguents using medicinal herbs cultivated in the monastery garden…
Top Choice Accessories in Castello

Bragorà

Aiming to bring some contemporary cool to Castello, Bragorà is a multipurpose space: part shop, service centre and cultural hub. Its upcycled products include beach bags sewn out of boat sails, toy gondolas fashione…
Food & Drinks in Duomo & San Babila

Peck

Milan's historic deli is smaller than its reputation suggests, but what it lacks in space it makes up for in variety. It's home to a mind-boggling selection of parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan) and myriad other treasur…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Castello

Fabricharte

Stacks of handbound books, picture frames, trays and keepsake boxes all covered in delightful, handstamped papers make the the window of Andreatta Andrea's workshop look like Christmas. He apprenticed at the legenda…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Murano, Burano & the Northern Islands

Marina e Susanna Sent Studio

This minimalist space dedicated to the work of the pioneering Sent sisters is as sleek as their jewellery: exposed-concrete walls, a double-height ceiling and huge picture windows flood the room with light, setting …
Top Choice Jewellery in Cannaregio

Atelier Leonardo

Set out like a fine art showroom, Atelier Leonardo stocks jewellery from some of the very best Murano glass artists, many of whom rarely sell outside their own showrooms. Calcedonio pendants in opal glass by Antonio…
Top Choice Homewares in San Marco

Chiarastella Cattana

Transform any home into a thoroughly modern palazzo with these locally woven, strikingly original Venetian linens. Whimsical cushions feature a chubby purple rhinoceros and grumpy scarlet elephants straight out of P…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Castello

Paolo Brandolisio

Beneath all the marble, gilding and lacquering, Venice is a city of wood long supported by its carpenters, caulkers, oarmakers and gilders. Master woodcarver Paolo Brandolisio continues the traditions, crafting the …