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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Oltrarno

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Souvenir shopping at its best! This Pandora's box of beautiful objects is the love child of Florence-born, British-raised calligrapher and graphic designer Betty Soldi and her vintage-loving husband, Matteo Perduca.…
Arts & Crafts in Centro Storico

La Scarabattola

Not only do La Scarabattola's handmade sculptures of magi (wise men), devils and Neapolitan folk figures constitute Jerusalem's official Christmas crèche, the artisan studio's fans include fashion designer Stefano G…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Cortona

Falegnaneria Rossi

An exquisitely carved shop sign depicting a horse hangs above the entrance to the workshop of Giancarlo Rossi, a third-generation carpenter and cabinetmaker who crafts beautiful objects for the home – both functiona…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Dorsoduro

Paolo Olbi

Thoughts worth committing to paper deserve Paolo Olbi’s keepsake books, albums and stationery, whose fans include Hollywood actors and NYC mayors (ask to see the guestbook). Ordinary journals can't compare to Olbi o…
Top Choice Art in Oltrarno

Lorenzo Perrone

Every book tells a different story in this absolutely fascinating artist's workshop, home to Milan-born Lorenzo Perrone who creates snow-white Libri Bianchi (White Books) – aka sublime book sculptures – out of plast…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Cannaregio

Ca' Macana Atelier

Resist buying inferior mass-produced Carnevale masks until you've checked out the traditionally made papier-mâché and leather masks at this long-established shop, with a workshop right at its heart. The steampunk ra…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Turin

Laboratorio Zanzara

A delightfully eccentric collection of handmade objects, light fittings, posters, textiles, cards and calendars fills this bright shop, which is run as a non-profit cooperative, employing people with intellectual di…
Arts & Crafts in Dorsoduro

Ca’ Macana

Glimpse the talents behind the Venetian Carnevale masks that impressed Stanley Kubrick so much he ordered several for his final film Eyes Wide Shut. Choose your papier-mâché persona from the selection of coquettish …
Arts & Crafts in Perugia

Giuditta Brozzetti

Inside Perugia's oldest Franciscan church, fourth-generation weaver Marta Cucchia is Italy's last surviving artisan working with Jacquard looms. Her extraordinary and fascinating workshop resurrects previously lost …
Arts & Crafts in Dorsoduro

Le Fórcole di Saverio Pastor

Only one thing in the world actually moves like Jagger: Mick Jagger's bespoke fórcola, hand-carved by Saverio Pastor. Each forked wooden gondola oarlock is individually designed to match a gondolier’s height, weight…