Made in Italy
Made in Italy
Made in Italy
A Shopper's Guide to Italy's Best Artisanal Traditions from Murano Glass to Ceramics, Jewelry, Leather Goods & More
★★★★★ 469 reviews
Going to Italy?
Don't buy anything until you read this book!
If you’re traveling to Italy, you want to go home with a special souvenir: a silk scarf, a leather jacket, or a beautiful piece of gold jewelry. But selecting what to buy can be an intimidating experience. Art historian Laura Morelli is here to help.
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 destinations.
Buy a copy of Made in Italy in any format and get the companion ebook guide, Artisans of Italy, free! Just follow the link inside your copy of Made in Italy to get your free ebook. Put both books together and you’ll be among the most educated travelers in Italy!
From Our Readers...
★★★★★ Don't buy cheap stuff in Italy
Wow! I've been to Italy so many times and have used Laura's books as guides. Italy has some amazing "made by hand" by talented artisans. Don't let people pester you. Go where Laura recommends.
★★★★★ Essential reading for a trip to Italy
For travelers who return to Italy and tourists who enjoy learning about the history and arts of Italy, this is a great alternative to the usual guide books. The book highlights different areas of Italy, listing towns offering traditional crafts and artisans practicing techniques handed down for centuries. The author has an easy to read style and engages the reader. Having traveled to Italy more than 25 times, I can't recommend this compact volume highly enough.
★★★★★ Changed the way I shop
I visited Italy twice before I read this book & came home with nothing more than mere trinkets. After reading Laura's book, I paid another visit to Italy where I luxuriated in shopping for Burano lace, Murano glass, handmade Venetian masks, inlaid wood from Sorrento, etc. Mementos that I will cherish for a lifetime. I was THRILLED to see that Laura has updated this book!! It comes with a free download that lists the artisans and where they are located! Each section gives a bit of history about each craft too, along with what to look for. Don't shop in Italy without this book!
From the Press...
Delicious to read and artfully photographed, as appealing as the beautiful Italian products that it so enticingly describes.
Full of historical information, advice on avoiding scams, and ways to pack it all up to take home…
–House & Garden Magazine
Offers travelers a complete guide of what to buy where, when in Italy.
–“Leather-Bound Edition,” CNN Radio
This beautifully illustrated and instructive shopping guide will lead you to the “best of the best” of Old-World artisanal traditions and handmade crafts.
Laura Morelli’s Authentic Arts series
Publisher: Authentic Arts Publishing
Paperback: 170 pages
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches