Visit hidden boutiques and specialist ateliers as we go behind the scenes to discover the artisans of Rome. The Eternal City’s hand-tailored fashion and craft industries glistens with style and poise, and I’m fortunate to know some of the city’s very best in these areas.
Discover Rome’s artisans with me by spending a morning or afternoon exploring their workshops and galleries, acquiring unrivalled handmade accessories and furnishing unrivalled insight into the captivating secrets of their trade. You might come away with more than just memories in the form of a hand-made souvenir to cherish for life!
Starting around Rome’s historic centre, I’ll take you straight inside the workshops that have rendered “made in Italy” synonymous with supreme craftsmanship. These artisans still follow age-old traditions that have been passed down for generations. And they put their skill towards crafting handmade leather goods to glass, mosaics, ceramic, candles and even marble.
We’ll be focussing our attention on the center of Rome’s artisan scene. The area around Campo de’ Fiori is rich in wonders, heavily concentrated around such issuing streets as the Via del Pelegrino. As we explore the streets of the ancient Campus Martius we’ll also venture onto the Via dei Coronari and Via di Panico to discover the artisans who have been crafting there for centuries.
Duck inside a jeweler’s workshop whose diamonds have adorned the hands of Hollywood’s rich and famous. Accessorize with the finest Italian leather worked by a generations-old atelier who specialises in crafting men’s footwear. And adorn impeccably soft and ethically-procured furs from a century-old atelier, producing only the finest Italian coats.