08-16-2015, 04:10 AM
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I will be traveling to Italy in October for the honeymoon. We will be staying in Rome, Florence, wine region of Tuscany, and Venice. I'm sure there are some shops to buy some nice soaps and was wondering if anybody knew of any. I don't want to go to far off the beaten path to find a store, but any tips/suggestions would be helpful.

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 08-16-2015, 04:20 AM
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I was in Italy last month.

Florence : Santa Maria Novella
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=33767

Rome : Acqua di Parma
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=33822

There are other places of course, these are just two that I happened to visit. Both are lovely.

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 08-16-2015, 07:59 AM
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Wow thanks for the links. Interested to know if there is anywhere you could purchase ABC soap.

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 08-16-2015, 08:16 AM
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(08-16-2015, 07:59 AM)BeardFace Wrote: Wow thanks for the links. Interested to know if there is anywhere you could purchase ABC soap.

ABC is in Milan, I believe.

I didn't specifically search for stores selling this brand elsewhere in Italy though I'm sure it's available in other places there.
You could check their website and/or email them.

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 08-16-2015, 04:13 PM
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Thanks for the help. Will try doing that. Since you're so knowledgeable did you do a barber shave in any of those cities that you would recommend.

I've tried the barber shave once at a good spot in NYC and the guy pretty much gave up on my beard.

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 08-16-2015, 05:51 PM
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(08-16-2015, 08:16 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(08-16-2015, 07:59 AM)BeardFace Wrote: Wow thanks for the links. Interested to know if there is anywhere you could purchase ABC soap.

ABC is in Milan, I believe.

I didn't specifically search for stores selling this brand elsewhere in Italy though I'm sure it's available in other places there.
You could check their website and/or email them.

Ill be there next week. Hopefully I have time to visit. I also want to visit Coltelleria Lorenzi.  A member told me it is a cool place to see and SMN is about 10 minutes away.

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 08-16-2015, 07:25 PM
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Coltrelleria Lorenzi is a really cool shop. Been there for decades. About the only place to buy XPEC. Also they sell nice straights.
As Hector mentioned SMN is close by and also ABC is not too far away but they are in Mialn! Good luck

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 08-17-2015, 01:17 PM
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@BeardFace, congratulations on your impending nuptials!! All the best to you and your bride to be. Have a romantic, happy and safe trip. Enjoy!

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 08-20-2015, 12:30 PM
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There's a shop on the middle of the Rialto bridge in Venice that sells some interesting soaps and aftershaves, as well as re-branded Omega brushes. A perfume shop directly across the leftvside of the square in frontnof the Pantheon in Rome sells unique, high-end shaving brushes with Burl handles and wonderful colognes.

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 08-20-2015, 12:36 PM
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Store in Venice : near Rialto bridge I think?

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