When I was planning a trip to Italy a couple of years ago, I searched online for yarn shops in Italy. I found a few, but found a comprehensive list lacking. We visited Italy again this fall and I again researched online for yarn stores. I found a few more listed and saw many inquiries about "Where can I find yarn shops in Italy?" So I've put together a list of yarn shops in Italy for those lucky enough to be going there. I have personally visited several of these shops and others were simply added to the list from researching and googling blogs, discussion groups, and from personal recommendations. I'd love for this to be a comprehensive, useful list, so if you have an addition or deletion, please email me and I'll update the list. Pics are great, too!
Pictures above are from the yarn shop called Nonsololana in Orvietto, Umbria region.
ITALY YARN SHOPS
Nonsololana (Not only wool!)Via Magalotti, 10
+39 0763 342466
Sign outside says "Paul and Shark". It looks like a men's wear shop, but inside they carry a HUGE selection of wool, cotton, and other kinds of yarn in every imaginable color.
Brogi Filati di Tanzini
Vicolo Pollaioli 2
Located on an unnamed street (Vicolo translates as "alley") that opens off the Campo, on the downhill side. Small but stacked to the ceiling with shelves of yarn.
Cose di Lana (di Manola e Giusy)Via Pantaneto, 17
+39 0577 48550
Filatura di Crosa [Reported Closed]
Via de' Guicciardini, 21 r.
+39 (55) 28 91 93 (voice and fax)
Piazza San Lorenzo (below street level)
Smaller selection, but beautiful cashmere blend yarn for $5 eu a skein (Fall, 2008)
Borgo San Iacopo, 24/r
Campolmi Roberto Filati srlVia F. Portinari, 19/21 R
Tel. 055.21.02.18 - Fax 055.21.56.2
A big shop, almost outlet style, with LOTS of yarn, located behind the Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore. Largest selection of yarn that I’ve seen in the shops in
Boutique della lana
Viale Petrocchi 191
Not far from Piazza San Francesco (or Piazza Mazzini), in the Porta al Borgo area. Large selection of various producers, mainly classic yarns.
Ditta Chiti, Maglieria merceria filati
Via di Cerchi 7/r (in the area near Piazza della Signoria)
+39 (55) 212262
Via del Can Bianco 11
Near the post office.
Via Fillungo 156 (past Anfiteatro square)
Small shop with limited choice, but unbeatable prices!
Via Le S. Giovanni Bosco, 22
Botto Vittorina--Arte e Lana
Via Acqui 49/51
Arcobaleno S.A.S-P.za Tuscolo, 18
Nonsolo Lana di Elisabetta Rosci
V. Gregorio VII, 317/A
Filmoda di Svizzero S
Via Eurialo, 31/33
Fior di Lana s.a.s.
Largo di Loggia, 11
Via Badia di Cava, 88
Carolla M. Grazia
Piazza Filippo Carli, 23
Via D. Campari 8/12
Filatura di Crosa
+39 (6) 854 9020
Di Giacomo Paola
Via f. Nicolai, 77
Via Guibbomari, 69
Via Monte Cervialto, 50
Lana della Vecchia
La bottega della Lana
Via Pergolesi 1
Subway lines 1 and 2, Loreto stop
Small shop, devoted to knitting and crochet only.
Very good, classic yarns.
Centro della lana
Via Montevideo 25
Subway line 2, Sant'Agostino stop
Large selection of all yarn available in
Via Nino Bixio 7
Subway line 1, Porta Venezia stop
Outlet of the Lanar industries, selling yarn in bulk, rolled in more manageable hanks or in balls.
Via De Sanctis 47
Subway line 2, Abbiategrasso stop
Outlet type shop with special offers form Northern Italy yarn producers.
La Compagnia del Cotone
Via Mazzini 44, I-10123 Torino
+39 (11) 87 83 81
Rowan distributor for
San Marco 3718
Calle della Mandola (della Cortesia)
Tel/Fax: 041 522 51 52