BOTTEGA FOR BOTTEGAS
Buon Natale 👋✨ Bottega Veneta is sharing their love of Italian craftmanship this holiday season.
Born out of their desire to share their love for Italian artisans and to support their craft. Bottega Veneta has decided to introduce you to other iconic Bottegas, wonderful establishments that represent the best of Italian creativity and excellence.
Explore 12 of the chosen Bottegas below:
Legend has it that the famous Krumiri Rossi biscuits were born in Domenico Rossi’s kitchen shortly after the Italian unification in Piemonte in 1871. Among the many famous members of the Krumiri fan club you can find the former USA president Bill Clinton who even wrote about them in a letter in 1998 and described them as “wonderful”.
Alessandro Respighi and Daniele Accardo approach drum making the same way tailors approach a bespoke suit. Only that instead of cloth they tailor wood. There is no sound in this world like the sound of a a Respighi drum – just ask the world famous musicians who play them.
Between 1960 and 1970s most pasta manufacturers had two options: industrialise or close. But not the Martelli family. In the historical village of Lari, the two brothers Mario and Dino and their wives opted for quality over quantity to protect their artisan identity which dates back to 1926.
Venice, 1889 – Angelo Orsoni sets off to Paris to display his richly coloured mosaics at the Great Exhibition. Generations of Orsonis have since left their mosaic marks on the world’s most famous landmarks from L’École des Beaux-Artsin Paris to Gaudì’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
Pierluigi Lugano’s career began at the ripe old age of six. He made his first batch of wine in a jam jar using grapes from a friend’s vineyard. Although Lugano was then punished for drinking he is now credited with having revived native Ligurian wines.
The Amatruda family loves making paper so much that they’ve been doing it for almost 750 years. But Amatruda is not like any other paper makers out there. Every sheet is individually produced, has natural fringing on all sides, it’s soft to touch and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
From Italian - to find yourself in trouble - Ginepraio is a real adventure in the making, as it took a long and meticulous research for Enzo Brini and Fabio Mascaretti to find the perfect 3 types of juniper to create this 100% organic and strictly Made in Italy Gin.
The tradition of olive oil making has been in the Vanini family for over 170 years Their olive trees not only enjoy the sweet water of Lake Como but also the best possible views and this gives the artisanal Olio Vanini its wonderful distinctive taste.
Saponificio Varesino has maintained a centuries old soap making tradition that requires a minimum 20 days process for the best quality. Each soap bar is made only with certified natural ingredients and has the seal of excellence not on one but on all of its six sides.
In the area of Landriano, Pavia there is a Cascina with a tradition of more than 2 centuries: Riso Pozzi works in harmony with the seasons, rather than against the nature. Only harvesting 2 months a year and using only natural processes, the rice gets an unique amber glow.
Gay-Odin crafts chocolates in Napoli with techniques that haven’t changed since Isidoro Odin set up shop in 1800. From the Foresta (log looking) to the Vesuvio (a tribute to the nearby volcano) with the chocolate cream, the chocolate house will always be the cream of Napoletan history.
Art that you can almost eat off. Enza Fasano inherited her love of ceramics from her father Nicola Fasano - Grottaglie’s most esteemed clay master but she has developed and mastered her unique style featuring graphic patterns and abstract paintings.