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Antica Aguzzeria del Cavallo

img_3979Hidden down a side street that is overflowing with market stalls selling seasonal fruits and vegetables, huge wheels of parmesan cheese, and giant salami, is an often overlooked historical shop. Antica Aguzzeria del Cavallo opened in 1783 and was primarily a knife shop for hunters but has since expanded into a very extensive kitchen store. Its window display contains a strange combination of switchblades, pasta making devices, and David Bowie paraphernalia, but the inside holds one of the most comprehensive cutlery shops. The tiny storefront makes the most of its space by lining the walls, from floor to ceiling, with both modern and old-fashioned kitchen utensils. While there the other day, I had to talk myself out of purchasing several things that I don’t need (but really want) but I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up buying one of their seriously cool handmade fluted pasta wheels at some point.

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