Best Little Gift Shop(s) in Tremezzo

   There is never enough shopping  when I am in Italy.    So having been to Tremezzo before, I realized that most of my shopping had to be done in Bellagio.  While staying at the best hotel in Tremezzo, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, I strolled down the main hallway of the hotel and enjoyed window shopping in the display cases, several of them by the way.    I asked the manager about a particular item and she told me how and where to purchase it.  The one morning we had to get to the Tremezzo ferry stop I spotted this unique store from across the street.        What a gem it is!         Fleur de Lis   is a unique little store.    It is located on Via Portici Sampietro 4. If you need to shop for those last minute gifts you will definitely find it here.    It is stuffed with the finest gifts.    This store is owned and operated by two sisters:    Sabrina and Silvia Morganti. Sabrina is the local artist and many of her items are for sale in this gift shop.    You can purchase handbags made of silk, silk ties and scarves and maybe you will find some designed and painted by Sebrina, Murano glass jewelry,    venetian masks and so much more.      Go and see for yourself!    You will not be disappointed. My group of ladies picked this place clean.      

 

There is never enough shopping  when I am in Italy.  So having been to Tremezzo before, I realized that most of my shopping had to be done in Bellagio.

While staying at the best hotel in Tremezzo, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, I strolled down the main hallway of the hotel and enjoyed window shopping in the display cases, several of them by the way.  I asked the manager about a particular item and she told me how and where to purchase it.

The one morning we had to get to the Tremezzo ferry stop I spotted this unique store from across the street.    What a gem it is!

 Fleur de Lis is a unique little store.  It is located on Via Portici Sampietro 4. If you need to shop for those last minute gifts you will definitely find it here.  It is stuffed with the finest gifts.  This store is owned and operated by two sisters:  Sabrina and Silvia Morganti. Sabrina is the local artist and many of her items are for sale in this gift shop.  You can purchase handbags made of silk, silk ties and scarves and maybe you will find some designed and painted by Sebrina, Murano glass jewelry,  venetian masks and so much more. 

Go and see for yourself!  You will not be disappointed. My group of ladies picked this place clean.

 

 

   Don’t forget to    go next door to   L’Uva Golosa      as this store is stocked with a wonderful selection of premium wines, grappas, olive oils, salts and much more for your culinary friend back home!

 

Don’t forget to  go next door to L’Uva Golosa  as this store is stocked with a wonderful selection of premium wines, grappas, olive oils, salts and much more for your culinary friend back home!

Heritage corner: Trace Your Roots on a Personalized Tour

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An increasingly popular and highly personalized form of tour to Italy is the family heritage tour, where guests visit the regions and towns their Italian ancestors called home. Over the years, many clients have contacted me wanting to trace their roots in Italy, see how their ancestors lived and, quite possibly, meet long-lost relatives. Here are some suggestions to help you reconnect with your past…

Do the research: An excellent resource for discovering your roots in Italy is www.myitalianfamily.com. Here you can get info and order Italian documents necessary to your journey.

Organize: Once you’ve collected information on your ancestry, organize and store it in a travel-friendly file. You’ll want to bring this research with you.

Call in the experts: Now that you have an idea of who you’re looking for and where you want to go, you’ll need help planning your trip – you may need to visit remote areas of Italy and will likely be immersing yourself in local culture and daily activities. Gourmet Getaways can arrange for a knowledgeable guide to serve as a translator and assist you on trips to town hall, churches and other neighborhood establishments. We’ll plan an itinerary centered around the towns your family emigrated from, so you can see the best of Italy while discovering your family roots.

Some of my clients who visited their hometowns are now in touch with their long-lost relatives. They are so thrilled to have been reacquainted with their family and have even been invited into their homes for the ultimate Italian experience. For more information on how to begin planning a heritage tour for your family, call or email Gourmet Getaways today.