One of the Loveliest Little Leather Shops in Rome

“Where can I find a good leather store in Rome?” has to be one of the most frequently-asked questions I get. Although I’ve dragged my (leather-clad) heels on writing a full list β€” it’s pending, I promise β€” here’s one to add: Mancini.

The little shop, tucked behind the Pantheon, got its start back in 1918. TheΒ great-grandson of the first owner runs it today. For a small place, it’s had an illustrious history: it provided leather for the 1951 film Quo Vadis, once made a leather folder (random, yes) for Pope Pius XII and was Gucci’s go-to spot for repairs for years.

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