Life in Italy – Photo of the Day

Shoemaker in PalermoA day in the life of this elderly Italian man in Palermo, a shoemaker who makes men’s shoes by hand. I am always intrigued watching skilled craftsmen at work in Italy.

If you want to read more about this shoemaker or my day in Palermo please check out Sicily Travel – First Day in Palermo

Have you seen artisans in Italy that melted your heart ?  I’d love to hear your experiences, so please leave a comment.

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Grazie and ciao.


About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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5 Responses to Life in Italy – Photo of the Day

  1. diana says:

    This guy is just too adorable!!! Love it! Happy Easter!

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  2. He is great! I found out ballet shoes in this country used to be made by Italian artisans who moved to NYC, but unfortunately, most have retired and there are not young people to replace them. But they did start the Capezio empire! Italians are such amazing artisans.

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  3. livedinitaly says:

    Ciao! After a tour of Pompeii our guide took us to Donadio Coralli e Cammei, srl in Napoli. The artisan carving the cameo by hand had been with the company for over 60 years. It was amazing and educational to watch his hands slowly turn a piece of shell into a beautiful piece of art and jewelry.


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