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Slow Masters - Artisans in Italy
This series of notes and articles, highlighting the master craftsmen of Italy by region, sprang from a desire by Slow Travel forum participants to support local aritsans and craftsmen in Italy. Letizia Mattiacci, of Alla Maddona del Piatto (a B&B and cooking school in Assisi) initiated that discussion and wrote a fabulous introduction with reasons why we should buy Italian craft products and tips for finding them: Slow Masters, an Introduction.
Below is our ever-growing list of Italian artisans. Click here to download a list of the artisans sorted by region. Click here to download a list of the artisans sorted by type of artistry. If you would like to submit a piece about your favorite Italian artisan, click Submit Travel Notes.
Bottega di Bozzi Anna Maria - Ceramics/pottery in Montottone
La Bottega di Mastro Antonucci - Woodworker in Camogli
La Luna Buona - Goat cheese producer in Vesime
Palènt - Herbal liquor producer in Cuneo
Silvio Bessone - Maker of artisinal chocolates
Gli Artigiani dell'Eccellenza del Piemonte - this is an outside resource. It's a PDF file (almost 200 pages), broken down by provence and then product (e.g., bread, chocolate, wood), lists artisans that participate in the Piemonte Artisans' Guild of Excellence. The resource is in Italian but contains contact information for each artisan.
Bottega del Rame - producer of brass and copper items for home and kitchen
L'Inganno - Dipinto in Chianti - artist specializing in trompe l’oeil paintings
Roberto Ugolini - maker of custom leather shoes in Florence
Brozzetti Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano - fine textiles in Perugia
Studio Moretti Caselli - stained glass studios in Perugia
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