‘Lèche-vitrines‘: my French friend would probably use this famous statement to convey my reaction every time I stand in front of Astolfo’s window.
The reason why I love this little and cozy shop, not so far away from San Marco Square, is the uniqueness of its bijoux and the shining window of course. Earrings, necklaces and bags are exclusively handmade in the Astolfo Venice Atelier which is now directed by Gloria and Veronica, the third generation of the brand. Every single piece is created using gemstones, old beads and vasa-murrhina glass.
I literally adore the coral collection: I myself have the earrings with the coral starfish and every time I wear them, wherever I am, I proudly get compliments from friends.
There is no better souvenir than a bijoux bought at Astolfo, and it will probably be a real challenge to choose just one.