Vicolo del Fornello

Vicolo del Fornello: Fashion, Perfumes, Design and Food

19-06-2015 |

A lane dedicated to “made-in-Italy” shopping

Vicolo del Fornello winds its way through Isola Bella’s village, where careful, conservative restoration has transformed a series of ancient fishermen’s houses into elegant boutiques offering prestigious Italian-made brands.

An entire shop, I Capricci, celebrates Italian culinary excellence. L’Emporio is dedicated to linens and travel, with items inspired by art and the local flavor. At Il Vicolo you’ll find precious Herno outerwear and Acqua di Stresa perfumes inspired by the flora of Lago Maggiore, as well as foulards, colorful socks, silk pajamas and hair accessories. Il Fornello: Bottega con Cucina is a must for those with an incurable passion for fine cuisine, and its terrace overlooking the lake is the perfect place to enjoy traditional Italian dishes reinterpreted through the chef’s contemporary touch. For enthusiasts of trendy glasses and sunglasses, one of the lane’s shops is dedicated to Italia Independent collections, while design enthusiasts will find Alessi’s latest creations, and lovers of objects of beauty can let themselves be dazzled by sophisticated ANTONINI jewels, which are crafted exclusively in Milan using ancient jewelry-making techniques inspired by design and Italian traditions.

Evolving month by month through new collaborations, this project is dedicated to discerning, demanding clients who, after visiting Isola Bella’s Palazzo and baroque garden, can dedicate some time to quality shopping while enjoying the breathtaking backdrop of the Borromean gulf.