I’ve received some requests to share the souvenirs I purchased on our recent trip to Italy, so I thought I’d share my picks with you. We split our trip between Venice and Lake Como and I did buy a few things in each place.
Venice is well known for its glass, specifically items made by artisans in Murano, a small island just north of Venice proper. I bought a few small glass bead jewelry items from Murano, including a pair of light blue glass earrings and two dark blue and bronze charms. I also bought a cut glass bud vase to replace one I purchased in Milan as a teenager traveling in Europe with a friend back when I was still in college that I recently broke. I also bought a book with beautiful color photographs of Giotto’s frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel, which we were fortunate to visit in Padua as a side trip one day. My big purchase on the trip was an 18k gold necklace with topaz stones that I bought in a shop on the Rialto bridge.
We also did a little shopping in Bellagio when we were staying at Lake Como. We found a cute strawberry blond sewn doll for our niece Grace there. I also bought a beautiful summery scarf from the Frey outlet shop. Lastly, we picked up a darling wooden musical Christmas tree.
Check out my coordinating video if you’d like a closer look at each item I purchased and my story behind it:
Please note – I do plan on putting up a proper trip recap post from our Italy adventure, it’s just taking me awhile to sort through all of the photos I took.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the treasures I brought back from Italy. I’d love to hear what your favorite souvenir from a past trip has been, if you care to share!
* All items shown were purchased by me. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *