Near the San Lorenzo basilica, craftsperson and artist Ornella Aprosio runs an elegant boutique decorated like a delicate art deco boudoir where she makes her unique handcrafted jewellery. Following an old Venetian tradition that dates back to the 16th century, she crochets and knits together colourful glass beads and Bohemian crystals to make the necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings Italian families used to pass down as talismans.
To do this precious, slow, and minute work, Aprosio has trained young women who deftly produce impressive cherry pendants, butterfly brooches, and evening bags: certain celebrities are fans of the evening bags, especially, but she has promised not to reveal their names. Come and fall under the spell of this poetic universe.
Aprosio & Co
Via del Moro 75/77r
+39 055 210 127