Visiting the Amalfi Coast

A magnet for visitors since the Roman times, the Amalfi coast and it’s three magnet islands, have been delighting is visitors. Where the mountains meet the coast, this idyllic area’s beauty in incomparable.


Here are two of our favorite locations to visit when in the Amalfi Coast:


When traveling to the Amalfi Coast, be sure to visit Villa Cimbrone. This historic building, dating to the 11th century AD, was once home to the Accongiogioco, a noble family. During it’s history,  Villa Cimbrone, has passed through the hands of various other wealthy families,...

Introducing Amalfi

Lemon groves nestled in terraced hills with a bright contrast between the green leaves and blue sea, the strong scent of lemon blossoms or "zagare", and views that are breathtaking all create the atmosphere of the Amalfi Coast. The environment produces unique lemons "sfusato amalfitano" which have a distinct shape, color and flavor, and is the inspiration for our latest collection, Amalfi.

This collection highlights the lemons grown in the terraces groves on the Amalfi coast. The bright pop of yellow lemons in this design is accentuated by a flowing...

The Flagship Store is Complete!

We are thrilled to announce that Modigliani's new flagship store on Via Frattina is now open. Continuing in the tradition of merging the old and new, much of the character of the former Stilvetro store has remained during the remodel. 

Here are some images from the Grand Opening celebration!

Store grand opening from the outside

Potato Gnocchi with Fava Beans and Pecorino Toscano

With summertime approaching, it's the perfect time for light meals with gorgeous flavors. This dish features traditional Italian flavors, is light, and perfect for the season. Bring it to the table in our Primavera Serving Bowl.

Potato Gnocchi with Fava Beans and Pecorino Toscano
From Academia Barilla

INGREDIENTS:
Per 4 servings
  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 5 oz all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ...

Introducing Mazzo di Fiori

Looking for a way to bring the colors of springtime to your table? Look no further than our newest collection, Mazzo di Fiori. You can almost smell the fresh cut flowers featured in this collection. Featuring a color pallet of blue, yellow, pink, and green, this collection of handmade ceramic dinner plates is truly delightful. What better way to greet friends or family, thank hosts and hostesses, express love for a special someone or just brighten your own countertop than with a fragrant bouquet of colorful fresh cut...

The Transformation Begins

The transformation begins!



As the demolition of the space begins, the family is greeted by unexpected treasures. Behind the ceilings and walls, the original brick arch is discovered with a wooden ceiling above. Ancient nails are hoped to be repurposed to hang light fixtures in the space.




Cabinet work is underway with the design mirroring the quality of the product it will soon hold.



The flooring will transition...

Satisfy your Sweet Tooth at Gelato Festival 2017

If you have a sweet tooth, like we do, then Italy’s Gelato Festival is your destination this summer. Starting April 21st in Florence, and moving through various Italian cities through the season, Gelato Festival 2017 is a celebration of the beloved Italian treat and cookies, of course. In each city between eight and sixteen gelato makers will battle it out on your taste buds for the best maker in the area.

Gelato

If Italian travel is not in the cards for you this summer, why not have...

Spring 2017 Gift Guide

Spring has arrived once again and with it all the joys of the season. From the blooming daffodils, to the longer, warmer days, the glory of spring is here and with it, celebrations galore! From Mother's Day to bridal showers, hostess and teacher gifts, Modigliani's handmade Italian ceramics are the perfect gift with an Italian flair.

Pop Nero VaseFlowers are the hallmark of the season and make ideal gifts for Mother's Day or a hostess gift for Easter brunch. Grab a pre-made floral bunch from...

Modigliani, the tradition continues of merging old and new

At the end of the 1800’s, an entrepreneur opened a housewares shop on Via del Leoncino, a narrow street in the middle of Rome. Over 100 years and four generations later, his family will honor the origins of their company by affirming their vision to bring beautiful functional art into the homes of their valued customers via a newly renovated store front on Via Frattina which fulfills the promise that has been in place for generations; a blend of respect for traditional methods and historic themes with an exploration into surprising design elements and unpredictable composition.

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Dreaming of Campo de' Fiori

Nestled south of Piazza Navona in Rome lies Campo de' Fiori.  Translated literally from Italian, it means "field of flowers". The name dates to the Middle Ages when the area was a meadow. Now, this open air market is known for its commercial uses and street culture. From the smells of fresh baked bread to the pops of colorful flowers, this square is a feast for the senses. In it's center is a statue of Giordano Bruno. In the late 16th Century Bruno was burned at the stake by the Catholic Church for being a proponent of the Copernican model of heliocentrism.

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