DO YOU WANT TO COME HOME FROM ITALY WITH A LEATHER JACKET, BAG, OR WALLET?
Italian cities overflow with leather goods synonymous with Made-in-Italy quality and style.
-How do you know if you're buying a high-quality, handmade item?
-How much to pay?
-And how do you know if you're being ripped off?
I'm Laura Morelli, and I'm here to help you.
For more than 20 years, I've been helping travelers come home with meaningful souvenirs in their suitcases.
I've taught college art history in the U.S. and Europe, and have written shopping guidebooks that help travelers locate authentic, high-quality goods.
Leather-shopping in Italy is one of my most frequently requested topics.
And the truth is, it's a complicated subject.
I put together this course to help you come home from Italy with a leather piece you'll enjoy for years to come. Read on...
"Laura is a great guide for first-time travelers and more experienced shoppers."
- National Italian-American Foundation
About this Course
This on-demand, 5-part video series takes you on a visual tour of the artisanal legacy of Italian leather, uncovering off-the-beaten-path destinations and one-of-a-kind, hidden workshops where everything from wallets to book covers are turned out completely by hand.
What You'll Learn:
With advice on how, what, and where to buy, and hints on recognizing quality and authenticity, this video series is the perfect introduction to bringing home the artisanal treasures of Italian leather.
You're in the right spot if you:
-Are on your way to Italy, for the first--or the upteenth--time
-Value authentic experiences when you travel abroad
-Have ever found yourself confused or overwhelmed by the vast number of choices when shopping in Italy, especially when it comes to leather
-Have ever asked yourself if you’re buying something authentic or worried if you’re being taken advantage of or even ripped off
"Laura Morelli guarantees that your souvenirs, whether Murano glass, maiolica ceramics, or marzipan fruits, will be of the utmost quality and value."
- Italian Cooking & Living
What You'll Learn in This Course:
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"Laura Morelli offers travelers a complete guide of what to buy where."
- Pat St. John, CNN Radio host
LAURA MORELLI holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University, has taught college students in the U.S. and Europe, and produces lessons for TED-Ed. She has covered art and authentic travel for National Geographic Traveler, CNN Radio, USA Today and other media. Laura is the author of the Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes the popular books MADE IN FRANCE and MADE IN ITALY. Her bestselling, award-winning historical novels bring the stories of art history to life.