Join us on a picturesque tour of Patrizia Italiano’s ceramics studio and some of the best spots in Palermo to eat, drink and explore.
On her recent trip to Italy, Lucy spent time with Patrizia Italiano in her studio in Palermo. She also got the opportunity to discover this beautiful Sicilian city and has returned home with a list of must-visit hot spots.
During Lucy’s visit, she worked with Patrizia on a new collection of handmade ceramics soon to be launched with Fenton & Fenton.
"It was so inspiring to finally be able to visit Patrizia in her studio in Palermo. Seeing her and her team of artisans create each piece - the process is so incredibly intricate, it’s hard to truly appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into every detail without seeing it with your own eyes.” Lucy explains.
"We drank champagne and ate wonderful Sicilian dishes in the most picturesque surrounds, and I had the opportunity to learn more about her creative process and technique. Patrizia shared her new collection, which she had been developing over many months, then together we created a collection that is totally unique for Fenton & Fenton.
"After so long not being able to travel, you really appreciate the power of spending time with artists and suppliers on the other side of the world. This is when the real magic is born and creativity can flow freely. I’m really excited to share this beautiful new collection with everyone very soon.”
Patrizia is forever inspired by her home on the magical island of Filicudi, between the sea of the Aeolian islands and the town of Palermo.
Her work pays homage to the island’s colours, smells, landscapes and sunsets; its old, stone-paved paths and dry-stone walls, and its green-blue sea.
Italy’s love for good food and drink is undeniable and Palermo is home to some of the best gastronomic experiences the country has to offer.
- Seven Restaurant: @sevenrooftopgarden
Don’t miss the spectacular views at sunset from the highest rooftop in Palermo.
- Aja Mola
Enjoy delicious and fresh seafood in this laidback trattoria.
- L’Ottava Nota: @otnota
Treat yourself and splurge at this Michelin restaurant.
Also, don’t miss out on the street food! Street food is huge in Sicily so visit one of the many local markets and discover fresh, authentic Sicilian specialities.
Time to recharge
For beautifully furnished suites and apartments overlooking the stunning Teatro Massimo, you can’t go past the Palazzo Sovrana: @palazzosovrana.
Not only is it in the perfect location for getting the most out of your Palermo visit, but their fabulous hospitality was second to none.
Oh, the places you’ll go
Palermo is a city rich in history so make sure you have plenty of time to explore the sites and wander the streets.
Full of churches, UNESCO world heritage sites, ancient street markets and more – you’ll need time to get lost and enjoy the wonderful chaos.
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