Making Christmas come to life with beautiful ornaments handmade in Bologna

In the Spirit of Giving…

With the end of year tapping on our shoulders something begins to change. Certainly the days are shorter, and the temperatures continue to plummet, but aside the climatic conditions, symbols that evoke a time of renewal begin to appear.

The festive season is generally a time for celebration, for gathering and for beauty. In Italy where theitaliancollection.com resides, Christmas is an extremely important date on the annual calendar.

Celebrating the timeless beauty of Christmas

In Rome, the celebration of Christmas is a deeply felt time.

Up and down the peninsula cities, towns and villages transform into lively colourful oases, nativity scenes adorn entrances, piazzas turn into twinkling artisan markets, and food courts become gathering hubs as families and friends come to buy the many fresh ingredients to make the timeless dishes handed down from one generation to the next.

Handmade in Bologna by expert hands these tortellini shall be enjoyed by many.

Handmade in Bologna by expert hands these tortellini shall be enjoyed by many.

Fresh fruit and vegetables in the market of Bologna

Fresh fruit and vegetables in the market of Bologna

It is a time filled with joy, a time to share meaningful gifts with loved ones, a time of solidarity, a time to heal, and a time to laugh. It is when families come together to bond, to talk about old times and new, to recognise those no longer with us and a time to be grateful for all the blessings in our lives.

With the iconic cathedral in the background Florence celebrates Christmas in style.

With the iconic cathedral in the background Florence celebrates Christmas in style.

Food is an important part of the Christmas celebrations up and down the peninsula.

Food is an important part of the Christmas celebrations in Tuscany and throughout Italy.

At Theitaliancollection.com, Cristina and I embrace and adore the spirit of the Christmas season. Our mission to represent our artisans, in harmony, in gratitude, and with heart, blends so well with this genuinely beautiful season. Is there any better time really to enrich people’s lives with “il bello e ben fatto”, the beautiful and well-made?

Via Po in Turin alight with gorgeous Christmas lights.

Via Po in Turin alight with gorgeous Christmas lights.

So as the gift giving time nears, we would like to extend an invitation to visit the e-gallery and consider our exquisite wares for your loved ones. T I C is overflowing with a bounty of unique off-the-radar accessories, each cape, bracelet, bag and scarf imbued with their maker’s soul speak to that unmistakable Italian elegance and style.

We have a gift for your loved ones that we know will soften their hearts and bring glee, perhaps by bearing a bag from Milan by FedoraMi or a cashmere poncho all the way from Bologna by Nicola Luccarini.

Gorgeous handmade Cashmere Poncho

Gorgeous handmade Cashmere Poncho

Or maybe they would treasure a bauble by our venerable Lucilla Giovanninetti who resides in Milan too, a unique bag by artisan-maker Sangiorgio Factory or a bespoke umbrella by Piedmont-based Colette Della Vedova

Unique, and easy to wear "borsa a rete" is a timeless shoulder bag with a big personality.

Unique, and easy to wear “borsa a rete” is a timeless shoulder bag with a big personality.

No matter how you bring exquisite charm and loveliness to your Christmastime, we wish you the very best from our family at The Italian Collection to your own.

Peace to you in the New Year too!

Myriam and Cristina, Co-founders


 

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