Unveil Old Town secret treasures: Sotto il Gazebo
We are not antiques experts but this shopping window in Via delle Asole is a true thing of beauty just behind the high street glamour of Duomo and Via Torino. Centerpiece of the cozy and intimate boutique under the name ‘Sotto il Gazebo’ is the 1875 wrought iron Gazebo once belonging to a majestic villa in Provence: with its unique design, it truly does represent the identity of craftsmanship/antiques/vintage of this place. The gazebo itself is available for renting as the super cute wrought iron Louis xv chairs, which have been used as props for the Calzedonia TV advert with Julia Roberts as testimonial.
If you are looking for a unique piece, here is the place to come, as you can find handmade shell lamps, chilli garlands or sea themed framed compositions. Shabby chic is cool, but here it goes to a whole classy and worth spending for level, even though you can find sophisticated gift ideas starting from just 10 euros. The boutique is to fall in love with not only for its unique style, a blend of English and French, but for the use of natural materials too, a must when it comes to artisanship according to the 2015 trends: from dehydrated pomegranate, lemons and roses to corals and beech leaves, the choice of textures and colours will certainly not let you down.
If you fancy spending more time in this welcoming and ever so relaxing shop, Sotto il Gazebo ladies duo, who have been running the business for decades, organise different courses for quite reasonable prices, such as a decape’ workshop if you want to have a go at creating your very own Provencal style furniture.