The rebirth of contemporary handicraft
AN ADVENTURE TO DISCOVER JEWELLERY, FURNITURE AND A VARIETY OF COLLECTOR’S ITEMS THROUGH THE FASCINATING ALLEYWAYS OF MONTI AWAITS YOU. A MIX OF OLD AND NEW, ANTIQUE AND MORE MODERN PIECES BLENDING TOGETHER INTO WHAT CHARACTERISES ROME’S “MELTING POT”.
Monti is the oldest quarter in Rome and bears this name because once it used to comprise the Esquiline, Viminal, part of the Quirinal and the Caelian hills. It is the oldest district in Rome preserving Roman, medieval, Renaissance and Baroque testimonies, a succession of styles covering 2500 years of history. The life of Monti is that of the artisans who over the years have never ceased to populate the quarter. In the suggestive atmosphere which the district still retains, just a few steps away from the Colosseum, there are innumerable workshops, independent boutiques, art galleries, home galleries, restaurants and historical sites to visit. Handicraft in the Monti quarter has its strength in dress-making, but there are also the workshops of artisans selling hand-made accessories. Fashion, vintage, furniture and modern antiques sharing a common idea: differentiating themselves by going back to craftwork, the culture of quality and friendly relations with customers. The itinerary comprises young artisans and artists who have found their ideal dimension in the Monti quarter to create and experiment, evidencing that Italian handicraft talent is not limited to famous brands.