Piazzale Aurelio, 7
First reviewed by Pamela
If the astounding collection of 19th century opaline doesn’t coax you into this antique shop, its charismatic proprietor certainly will. Emanuele Belotti is a tall, dark, and handsome antique collector who welcomes you into his shop with such enthusiasm that you feel like he’s an old friend. Then there’s the opaline…the milky, translucent glass invented by the French in the 19th century. The shop, open since 1995, consists of two rooms furnished like a well-appointed home. Chests, cabinets, and consoles from the 18th and 19th centuries sit atop warm Persian rugs, and display precious glassware and ceramics. The ambiance of the shop is warm and welcoming, and Emanuele’s passion and energy is contagious.