On the day that we were due to leave Rome, we woke up to find out that our flight had been delayed by 7 hours. Fortunately, the manager of our apartment was happy for us to delay our check – out by 7 hours, and we had another day in Rome!
This is a classically Italian yarn shop (based on my sample size of oh, three) – with a lovely selection of pure cashmere, laceweights, beautiful tweeds, and some multi-coloured yarns (although not much in the way of sock yarn). It still operated as a habadashery, and seemed to have a selection of bras and fabrics to complete the overstuffed small shop.
The woman working in the store spoke almost no English, and my Italian is pretty non-existent, but we were able to work out customer service, and I picked up some lovely dark green cashmere. The store has some lovely features – check out the hanks of yarn door handles.
dog lovers (the sign reads “dog parking”),
We did some successful shopping (I only wish that we had been there on our first day in Rome, so that we could have stocked the apartment with flowers, and lovely food), and had a delicious (and inexpensive) lunch here.
All in all, a very successful unexpected day in Rome. If you are in Rome, suggest a visit to Campo de Fiori, and plan a walking route that happens to take you past Lana della Vecchia, 3 Via dei Baullari, Rome.