June 21 2016 / Local Interest

Jewelry for Feet

Salerno, Campania

Summertime is here again, and ItalianNotebook is offering Maestro Gaetano‘s stunning handmade sandals again through our online store, ItalianConnections! These

October 2 2014 / Places

The Gems of Padova

Padova, Veneto

Only a 30 minute train ride from Venice, Padova is a pleasant day trip and often overlooked in favor of

January 8 2014 / Events



“Pronti… Partenza… VIA!” (Roughly “On your marks, get set, go!”) Start of a marathon? Actually, it’s more of a sprint.

March 17 2010 / Local Interest

Borgo Orefici

Naples, Campania

From the time of Giovanna I of Anjou, crowned queen of Naples in 1343, Neapolitan goldsmiths have congregated in a

November 30 2009 / Local Interest

Bottega Bruno di Belmonte

Rome, Italy

The Bruno di Belmonte is a historic, noble Sicilian family whose roots run deep in the Ragusa area. Giovanni and

March 10 2008 / Art & Archaeology

Etruscan Gold


For thousands of years people have admired the design, detail and workmanship of Etruscan jewelry. This ancient central Italian people

November 30 2007 / Local Interest

Mancini’s Handmade Shoes


Their bottega, tucked in a side alley off of Via Coronari near Piazza Navona, is as unpretentious as it gets.