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Italy's oldest paper shop in Venice, Italy

When you think of Venice paper is not the first thing you think of. But you ought to. Did you know that Italy's oldest paper store is in Venice?

Since 1851 Legatoria Piazzesi has been making books and paper.

Unfortunately, it was closed when I was there. I took this photo and looked wistfully in the window.

I did however stop in Il Papiro. They're a small chain of Italian shops selling handmade Italian papers, journals, and all sorts of lovely things a Paperesse like me has trouble resisting. I gave in and bought this small variety pack.

Coming to a card somewhere near you soon!


  1. Hi, I'm andrea, I work for Piazzesi, and I'm very pleased to read about the oldest papershop of Italy!
    the next time you come in Venice, please send us an email or give a will be an honour to show you our grat collection of handmade woodblock paper, from 1700 to 2000...

  2. Andrea, coming to Venice in May. Have been looking online for a scrapbook store to buy Venice stamps & of course beautiful paper! Hope I can find your store. Staying at the Best Western Montecarlo May 3 - 6

    Sue M


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