Art & Artisans

Italy’s Oldest Sweet Shop

Italy’s Oldest Sweet Shop

The Pietro Romanengo shop in Genoa is the same it was the day of its opening in 1814. In spring, the factory becomes dedicated to the processing of fresh roses.

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The Mask Maker of Florence

The Mask Maker of Florence

Envy Italy magazine meets the master mask maker Agostino Dessì whose work has been used in movies and adorns the walls of beautiful homes around the world.

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Florentine Alchemy

Florentine Alchemy

Envy Italy visits one of the oldest pharmacies in the world: Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella which is now an amazing haven of luxury lifestyle gift ideas from Italy. Adjacent to Piazza Santa Maria Novella in Florence, the Officina...

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Making Scents of Sicily

Making Scents of Sicily

This  small luxury Italian soap and scent company based in Florence, Italy, was founded in Sicily in 2006 by Sue Townsend. The luxury range of soaps, scents, creams, candles and lotions are a true scent of a luxury trip to Italy.

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Chianti Art

Chianti Art

When you enter the workshop and gallery Lucia Volentieri in Castillina in Chianti you are immediately transported into another world, one filled with heavenly handcrafted delights. Unique creations modelled in clay and porcelain are elegantly displayed each catching...

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Artisan Knives Made In Tuscany

Artisan Knives Made In Tuscany

The traditional art of knife making still happens in Scarperia, Italy. A tuscan town for a unique stop during a luxury Italy road trip. Go in June for the fair.

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Festivals & Events

Christmas Markets in Italy

Christmas Markets in Italy

If you’re going to be spending the Christmas Holiday in Tuscany, then you’ll be spoilt for choice with seasonal events and winter festivals. There are a whole host of Christmas celebrations to take part in. One unforgettable event has to be a trip to one of the traditional Christmas markets in Italy.

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White Truffle Festival (Nov)

White Truffle Festival (Nov)

On the last three consecutive Saturdays and Sundays of November every year you can taste and buy fresh white truffle and browse through stands discovering numerous truffle-based products like truffle oil, pastes and sauces, truffle salt and other preserves.

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