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Italian Treasure

I am slowly blogging our trip in chronological order. For those of you following the story, just click on September in the Archives on the sidebar, and the most recent posts are on top.

Today, let's start with shopping!
The second thing I bought on our Italy trip (after a shawl in Como), is really one of my favorite treasures. I bought a beautiful purse from the silk artist, Pierangelo Masciadri.

Here he is with my bag and a matching scarf behind him.

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His shop is breathtaking, displaying evening bags, purses, scarves and ties in his silk designs which are all based on Italian art, ancient to modern. You can find Michaelangelo to modern mosiac designs. He has designed ties for several presidents and even Bill Gates.

I bought a lovely two-sided black bag, that can be opened on either side.

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Pierangelo speaks no English, but we had at least a 30 minute conversation. He lives in the hills above Bellagio, and uncovered priceless frescos when renovating his home. She is very proud of his two daughters, and has shops in Bellagio and Venezia. Check out his beautiful designs on his website. What is your favorite?

Comments (3)

nancyhol:

I LOVE the purse!

I just emailed the link to your blog entry to my friend Jane, who is in Bellagio right now. She is a great shopper like you are!

Sheena:

Palma that bag is beautiful!

sandrac:

What a beautiful and unique bag, and you'll have such great memories to go along with it!

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