Yarn stores in Rome

Britisher's picture

In an earlier post I said that I'd check-out a couple of yarn stores while I was in Rome. Although I had a great holiday, I'm afraid that me research was a bit of a failure.

I only had time to visit one, Lana della Vecchia, which was closed on the only day I could get there. You may have better luck if you are in the Eternal City. Find it at Via del Baullari 3, 00186 Rome [Map for Lana della Vecchia opens in a new window]. This is just off Corso Vittorio Emenuele II, and just past the beautiful Sant'Andrea della Valle church, which is also well worth a visit, by the way, and the setting for the first secene in the opera Tosca.)

The other store I'd hoped to find was Filati Filpucci at Via Principe Amedeo 87-89, 00185 Rome [Map for Filati Filpucci opens in a new window]. This is close to Rome's main rail station and should be a doddle to locate if you can get there.

I love Rome so much that I'm bound to be back sometime next year. Maybe I'll have better luck on my next visit.

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mwkbloom's picture

That shop in Rome (the one

That shop in Rome (the one in your picture) is definitely worth returning to Rome for. She has tons of stuff packed into that small shop. A lot of it is on a balcony that she reaches by stairs or a ladder. She happened to have on display what I wanted, so I asked if she had it in red. She said yes and climbed up to the balcony. From up there she asked how many skeins I wanted, then proceeded to toss them to me from up there. I don't know if she speaks English or not, so you better brush up on your numbers and colors in Italian. I was staying near there, so went back for a second visit, but she was closed for siesta.

mountainrunner's picture

Oh good, it's not a

Oh good, it's not a front...next time in Rome, I'll check it out. By the way, the name of the place is strange - how old is the woman who runs it? :-)

mountainrunner's picture

Did you toss coins into the

Did you toss coins into the Trevi Fountain? I made that mistake when I was 4 years old, and keep going back... it's like a Roman boomerang. I've seen this shop by the way, but when I walked by it was closed as well - hmmm... maybe it's not really a yarn shop at all... LOL

Britisher's picture

Yep, have also tossed coins

Yep, have also tossed coins into the Trevi on a number of visits, so I'm on the Roman Boomerang too. I've noticed that a number of businesses seem to be closed on a Monday in Rome, and that was the only day I had to do my research.

KnitsWithBalls's picture

and you are sending me a

and you are sending me a cute little package from your travels right ;-)

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