We're good friends with a story to tell. Our love of Italian culture is blended with stories of saints and Madonnas, the perfect colored patina, aperitivi in the piazza and amazing meals with family and friends.

Curio collectors in Italy upcycling remarkable vintage into wearable art.


Desinger  Gina Pagnella

Originally from Pacific Grove, CA she's our "Modern Thrifter in the Old World" with her own brand of vintage clothing, style and tips for where to find the best vintage buys in Italy.

Designer/ owner Michelle L.

A filmmaker by trade, she loves traveling Italy in search of odd collectable and stories to tell. In 2001 she left it all behind and opened Bottega d'Arte Cinqueterre with local artist, Antonio Greco.

Designer Emanuela Colombo

a.k.a. "Manu" was born and raised in Vernazza. An avid shopper and Italian fashionista she keeps us on our toes and adds  local flavor to our designs.


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