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Richly painted maiolica ceramics from Tuscany. Supple Florentine leather. The cameos of Torre del Greco, carved from seashells. Parmigiano-Reggiano, the king of cheeses. Jaw-dropping glass from the island of Murano. The sweet and tart liqueur, limoncello, made from the giant lemons of Sorrento. Each year, millions of travelers flock to Italy in search of rich Old World cultural traditions and handmade crafts. In this revised edition, now expanded by popular demand to include a new section on leather clothing, author Laura Morelli revisits Italy’s best shops and craftsmen to provide a thorough shopper’s guide to Italy’s best local traditions.
|Product dimensions:||6.49(w) x 8.53(h) x 1.08(d)|
About the Author
Laura Morelli is a writer and cultural historian with a passion for the traditions of the Old World. Educated in languages and art history, she has lived in Europe for over a decade and on her return to the USA has taught at Tufts University, Northeastern University, and St. Joseph College.