Made in Italy: A Shopper's Guide to the Best of Italian Tradition

Made in Italy: A Shopper's Guide to the Best of Italian Tradition

by Laura Morelli
     
 
Each year, Americans flock to Italy in search of rich Old World cultural traditions and handmade crafts. Now Laura Morelli, art historian and Italy aficionado, has created the first guide to shopping and touring Italy's handmade treasuresincluding Sicilian ceramics, the Murano glass of Venice, Tuscan terracotta, gold and coral jewelry of Sardinia, Florence's marble

Overview

Each year, Americans flock to Italy in search of rich Old World cultural traditions and handmade crafts. Now Laura Morelli, art historian and Italy aficionado, has created the first guide to shopping and touring Italy's handmade treasuresincluding Sicilian ceramics, the Murano glass of Venice, Tuscan terracotta, gold and coral jewelry of Sardinia, Florence's marble paper, Torre del Greco's cameos, and much, much more. Organized by region, Made in Italy takes the reader on a complete tour of the dazzling artisanal legacy of Italy, uncovering one-of-a-kind hidden workshops and off-the-beaten-path tours. Slender enough to fit in the traveler's handbag, packed with useful tips on pricing, quality and value, with a year-round calendar of craft festivals, Made in Italy is the perfect supplemental guide for everyone interested in bringing home the unique treasures of Italy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789308757
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
08/06/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.78(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.82(d)

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