in Italy: A Shopper’s Guide to Italy’s
Best Artisanal Traditions from Murano Glass to Ceramics,
Jewelry, Leather Goods and More, Laura Morelli
Morelli first visited Italy as a sixteen-year-old
girl. She returned with a piece of Murano glass and
a passion for the country’s artistic traditions.
Later, living in a small town near Milan, she scoured
the countryside for artisans who carry on authentic
traditions of the Old World.
The result is Made in Italy,
a guide to shopping and touring Italy's handmade treasures--including
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 a complete tour of the dazzling artisanal
legacy of Italy, uncovering one-of-a-kind hidden workshops
and off-the-beaten-path tours. Pocket-sized, packed
with useful tips on pricing, quality and value, with
a year-round calendar of craft festivals, this is a
great supplemental guide for everyone interested in
fillling their suitcases with the best of Italy.