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La Grotta del Cristallo

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La Grotta del Cristallo

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Via del Muro Lungo 20 Old Historical centre Colle di val d' Elsa, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa Italy
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Unique Experience in the Heart of Tuscany: Colle Val D'Elsa
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Unique Experience in the Heart of Tuscany: Colle Val D'Elsa

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Did you already visit the most famous destinations? Would you like to have a unique, fun and unforgettable experience in Tuscany?<br><br>I recommend you a day in Colle Val D'Elsa, a medieval village outside the tourist routes, but that has so much to say and show you... It is the birthplace of Arnolfo di Cambio, the Architect of Palazzo Vecchio and the Cathedral of Florence. Here Carlo Lorenzini, better known as Carlo Collodi, entered the seminary and he get the inspiration to write the famous novel of Pinocchio. It is also the most important town of Italy in the production of crystal. So why do not stop and enjoy a nice day between his shops, palaces, stories and markets?
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susan054 wrote a review Oct 2019
sardegna55 contributions23 helpful votes
wonderful shop, don't miss it. Signora Bandinelli is the owner and wife of the master craftsman. Lovely products and packs them well for travelling. Has an actual big lump of crystal outside the shop.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Linda R wrote a review Apr 2018
Water Valley, Mississippi229 contributions54 helpful votes
This is a hand blown glass factory. You go drive up to gate, it’s locked. Push the button and learn to say open please. She open the door and into the showroom. There are all type of hand blown leaded glass. Artistic pieces, dinnerware plain or trimmed in gold. The owners daughter explains each piece. We bought 2 glasses wrapped in gold. She was in Incredibly nice. They do have second choices they call it. We could not see any imperfections. The glass designer was famous in Italy.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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L-L-Bjerring wrote a review Sep 2015
Skibby, Denmark10 contributions4 helpful votes
Lots of fine things, and the lady there are in the shop, are so helpfull. The shop is laying in a very small lane in the old town. The view from the shop is so beautiful.
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Date of experience: September 2015
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Belinda R wrote a review Dec 2014
San Diego, California76 contributions52 helpful votes
We stumbled on this gem of a crystal shop quite by accident, as we did the picture perfect walled town of Colle di Val d'Elsa while driving in Italy. The owner and master craftsman, Luciano Bandinelli was so nice and helpful. He had lovely pieces on display, mostly crystal stemware, etc, but also had some quite pretty jewelry. I purchased some beautiful earrings and matching bracelet at a fair price and have been getting compliments every time I wear them. Such a nice keepsake from a memorable trip. If you are traveling thru Tuscany take a stroll through this town's sleepy streets and stop by this shop.
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Date of experience: January 2014
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Niels Christian A wrote a review Nov 2014
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We bought six wonderful champagne glasses this summer. Unfortunately, one of them had a little scar when we unpacked them at home. Luciano had done a marvellous job to replace the one. There were a quick respond on my mails and the whole way through he has delivered a excellent service. I would like to recommend this shop very much.
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Date of experience: July 2014
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