One Hundred & One Beautiful Towns in Italy

One Hundred & One Beautiful Towns in Italy

Shops and Crafts

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
Beautifully illustrated as well as informative, One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy: Shops and Crafts focuses on two of the most popular reasons to visit Italy: shopping and the artisanal products for which Italy is famous. "Made in Italy" has become synonymous with style and craftsmanship, and every region of the country has its specialties: Venice is known for magical glassware designs, delicate lace, and luxurious velvet; Milan and Como for the finest of woven silks; the Dolomites and the mountainous regions of Calabria and Sicily for hand-carved wooden objects, among them the famously mischievous wooden peg-doll, Pinocchio; Florence for gold jewelry, leather, and straw goods; Naples for cameos; Assisi for embroidery; and Deruta, Gubbio, and many towns in Puglia and Sicily for their time-honored history of ceramic making. A thorough appendix provides helpful addresses and phone numbers to accommodate planning your trip, including hotels, restaurants, wineries, and shops. Each spread features a sidebar with information on local delicacies to be tasted and imbibed, as well as where to find the town's choicest goods.

Baker & Taylor
A lavishly illustrated, one-of-a-kind tour through the country explores every region of Italy to find the great shopping opportunities and artisan craft products for which Italy is famous, ranging from the famous glassware and lace of Venice and the woven silk textiles of Milan, to the woodcarvings of Calabria and the fine metalwork, straw goods, and leather of Florence.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2007
ISBN: 9780847828401
Branch Call Number: 914.504 LAZZA
Characteristics: 278 pages ; 26 x 26 cm


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