Made in Italy, Made by Hand, Made to Last (February/March 2024)

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2024 issue of Dream of Italy. Thirty-five million tourists visit Rome each year and are bombarded with souvenir stands and shops selling mass-manufactured goods. Refrigerator magnets of a smiling sun hugging the Colosseum or a T-shirt embellished with “Ciao Bella!” in Roman script. These offerings are highly concentrated in the historic center where more…

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