Les Journées Particulières of LVMH group in Italy

The third edition of Les Journées Particulières will be held from 20th to 22nd of May, during which the Houses of the LVMH group will open their doors to visitors.

Les Journées

In a European dimension, the Italian companies of the Group are included in an events program showing the link between modernity and tradition.

We will visit some to write about the excellent savoir-faire, in Rome we’ll go to Fendi, Acqua di Parma and Bulgari.

The visits are open to all those who register on Les Journées Particulières website.

Saddle maker and leather artisan from Tolfa

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Tolfa is a little town nested on a steep hill in the middle of a beautiful and still partly uncontaminated countryside, hills and land as far as the eyes can see. This is a land for hunters, breeding farms and horses. It is located in the central part of Italy and it is the southern point of an area called Maremma where the proud horse riders are called “butteri”.

During my visits to Tolfa I’ve noticed that people and my friends living there, always wear a nice leather bag. So over the years I learned more about this particular leather bag called “catana”.

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Handmade hats: Antica Manifattura Cappelli

The oldest millinery workshop in Rome

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Once I was strolling down a little street in Prati neighborhood in Rome and a particular shop window captured my attention, nested between a tourist guide shop and a coffee shop. There were beautiful hats hanging around but what really struck me were the racks of hat wooden shapes I noticed through the window.

I thought it was a lovely display and I immediately wanted to see more behind that door.

Inside, the shop leads to the workshop on the back and it opens to a millinery heaven.

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