Uno Alla Volta means one at a time in Italian and describes how our artisans lovingly create each treasure. And, taking things uno alla volta is at the core of our philosophy for living a meaningful life. Our merchandising team travels the world in search of artisans with whom we can collaborate to create our very special designs. Recently, our merchandising team took a journey across the Atlantic in order to meet with our Italian artisans to bring our new ideas and designs to life.
Two members of our merchandising team – Marina, Amelia, and our copywriter Anna – traveled through Venice, the Isle of Murano, and Florence to meet with the artisans who create some of our customers’ favorite treasures, such as our Florentine bucket bags, our hand blown glass, and our Murano jewelry.
Anna documented her trip in a travel log that we would like to share with you. Throughout the next two weeks, Anna will share with us what she learned about the power of communication, the importance of family, her favorite foods, and more. Join Anna on her journey as she shares her experience with our Uno Alla Volta family.
Dee O'Brien said:
I’m looking to reading Anna’s travel log in Venice and Florence since I took my first trip there last year!
We can’t wait to share Anna’s journey to Italy with you over the next two weeks! Venice and Florence are such beautiful cities, and are home to many of our Italian artisans. We hope you enjoy reading about our journey abroad!
Cyn Stoltz said:
Love this as last summer we visited the village of Monteviasco where my Italian grandfather was born–I never knew him but to walk the cobbled lanes (no roads, no cars, no vehicles except maybe donkey carts) where he and his parents and grandparents had walked was awe inspiring. There was a WWI and II monument and there were many with his last name of Dellea on it–I have to believe they were all related as it is a teeny, tiny little village. I would like to go back someday and ask the few people who still live up there if anyone is related.
That is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your story about seeing the village your grandfather was from during your trip to Italy. When we visit Italy to see our artisans, we are often in awe over the traditions of craftsmanship that gets passed down throughout the generations. We hope that you enjoy hearing about Anna’s journey to Italy over the next two weeks, and maybe it will even inspire you to go back to your grandfather’s village!