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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Italy Yarn Shops


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

UMBRIA/TUSCANY REGIONS
Nonsololana (Not only wool!)
Via Magalotti, 10
Orvieto
Umbria 05018
Italy
+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
Siena
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
Siena
Tuscany 53100
Italy
+39 0577 48550

Filatura di Crosa [Reported Closed]
Via de' Guicciardini, 21 r.
50125 Firenze
+39 (55) 28 91 93 (voice and fax)
Mirko Filati
Piazza San Lorenzo (below street level)
Florence, Italy

Smaller selection, but beautiful cashmere blend yarn for $5 eu a skein (Fall, 2008)

Beatrice Galli [Reported Closed]
Borgo San Iacopo, 24/r
50125 Florence Italy
Tel. +39.055.28.91.93
Fax +39.055.28.91.93

(just off the Ponte Vecchio)
http://www.beatriceyarnshop.com/

Campolmi Roberto Filati srlVia F. Portinari, 19/21 R
50122 - Firenze
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 Italy. Worth the trip.http://www.campolmifilati.it/index.php?action=home

Boutique della lana
Viale Petrocchi 191
Pistoia
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)
Firenze

+39 (55) 212262

Filati Borselli
Via del Can Bianco 11
Pistoia
Near the post office.

Lucca
Lovi Lane

Via Fillungo 156 (past Anfiteatro square)
Small shop with limited choice, but unbeatable prices!

ROME:
Bonifazi Nadia
Via Le S. Giovanni Bosco, 22
Roma

Botto Vittorina--Arte e Lana
Via Acqui 49/51
Roma

Cafolla
Arcobaleno S.A.S-P.za Tuscolo, 18
Roma

Nonsolo Lana di Elisabetta Rosci
V. Gregorio VII, 317/A
Roma

Filmoda di Svizzero S
Via Eurialo, 31/33
Roma

Fior di Lana s.a.s.
Largo di Loggia, 11
Roma

Il Fiocco
Via Badia di Cava, 88
Roma

Carolla M. Grazia
Via Catania, 45
Roma

D'antoni Enrica
Via Vallarsa, 15
Roma

Linette Lane
Piazza Filippo Carli, 23
Roma

Mafil s.n.c.
Via D. Campari 8/12
Roma

Fabi Patrizia
Via Valtellina, 35
Roma

Filatura di Crosa
Via Bergamo, 15 (Piazza Fiume)
Roma
+39 (6) 854 9020

Di Giacomo Paola
Via f. Nicolai, 77
Roma

Perugia Carla
Via Guibbomari, 69
Roma

Zamarian Lidia
Via Monte Cervialto, 50
Roma

Lana della Vecchiacorner of the Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Baullari, near the Campo de' Fiori 

MILAN
La bottega della Lana

Via Pergolesi 1
Milano
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
Milano
Subway line 2, Sant'Agostino stop
Large selection of all yarn available in Italy.

Lanar
Via Nino Bixio 7
Milano
http://www.lanar.it/
Subway line 1, Porta Venezia stop
Outlet of the Lanar industries, selling yarn in bulk, rolled in more manageable hanks or in balls.

Meazza Lane
Via De Sanctis 47
Milano
Subway line 2, Abbiategrasso stop
Outlet type shop with special offers form Northern Italy yarn producers.

OTHER AREAS
La Compagnia del Cotone

Via Mazzini 44, I-10123 Torino
+39 (11) 87 83 81
Rowan distributor for Italy.
Lellabella
30124 Venezia
San Marco 3718
Calle della Mandola (della Cortesia)
Tel/Fax: 041 522 51 52

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for your yarn shop list. I'm living in Spoleto this summer and have run out of yarn and haven't found a yarn shop anywhere nearby! I was looking forward to going to Compolmi Roberto Filati when I was on a quick trip to Firenze, but they are closed on Saturdays and I missed them Friday. I will try to get to the one in Lucca over the next few weeks. Anyone know if that is still open?

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  2. Beatrice Galli no longer there in Florence (June 2010)

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  3. Neither is Filatura diCrosi on Guiccardini in Florence.

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  4. Two yarn shops in Pinzolo and another in Trento.

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  5. I am headed to Italy in June (2012) and had been hoping to find some good places to find yarn. Thank you for putting together such a comprehensive list.

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  6. Enjoy your trip and good luck with your yarn search! Would love to have any updates on shops when you return.

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  7. I live in Bari and the only yarn shop has a very limited collection, I am goint to Rome for the weekend so hope to try some of the shops thanks for doing or the ground work. I shall let you know what any of them are like

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  8. Are there any near Naples? I haven't seen any and I wanted to start knitting.

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    1. I have not visited Naples, so don't know of any. Any other readers who have visited Naples feel free to respond to this question!

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