Tuesday, July 21, 2009

La Bottega da Rena


As many of you already know, I love Portovenere.  I could write about it just about every blog. I always have something to say or show about the place.  It's magic to me.  There is a cast-full of "characters" that live in the village.  One of my favorites is this charming man here:

"Vi presento" Rena and his wonderful ceramic studio up a small set of stairs from the main carruggio of the village (Via Capellini).  This man has some of the most charming and original "seaside" art pieces I have ever seen (and bought!).  Take a look:


And you may remember our "new addition":

Or the "bombinere" from the wedding back in June:


If you ever have the chance to visit Portovenere, do make a point of visiting Rena and see what goodies he might have for you.  Oh, and be sure to leave a little space in your suitcase!

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Was that bottom one with the jordan almonds from a wedding? i love those! what a cool way to put them out on the table.

Lost in Sicily said...

I am in love with the boats!

Cathy said...

It has been 10 years since I have visited Portovenere and I really would like to head back. So hopefully we can and go and see Rena's shop in person. I think I would definitely buy one of those boats!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Megan I am sure I left a comment yesterday. I said It is a shame I didn't know about Rene last year, when we visited ...love the cat plaques, my mother-in-law would of been happy with one of those..his work his wonderful.

Megan in Liguria said...

Ciao Anne - I think you left 2 and I don't know where they went! You'll just need to come back for some ceramics, huh?! :)

Diana Strinati Baur said...

I really love that place, it's so positive and creative. I especially loved visiting Portovenere with you, the ultimate tourguide :)

I think blogger was having problems the last few days, I had the disappearing comment issue as well.

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