Cameo factory in Naples

Trip Start Sep 11, 2008
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Trip End Sep 20, 2008


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Flag of Italy  , Campania,
Sunday, September 14, 2008

     At 8:00, we left Rome and began our journey south toward the Amalfi Coast. It was a pretty drive (when I was awake) - plenty of Apennine mountains and small towns seen from a bus. We took a neat stop in the outskirts of Naples to visit a cameo factory. Cameos are made of shell or coral and then intricately carved by masters of the dying art. They were quite lovely to see! I loved looking at and admiring them but they had a hefty price tag - too much for a teenager like me.
     I saw Vesuvius today. A looming and dangerous giant, the volcano demands respect from Neapolitans and tourists alike. Imagine; for centuries, people have been building towns and cities around a time bomb - yet they ignore the ever-present danger. Pompeii did it and paid dearly for it.
 
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millecristalli
millecristalli on

Cameos at affordable prices at CASCO cameo factory
Hi, I had the same problem when I was in Italy my first time in Italy and I was brought at a Cameo factory with a hefty price tags. After a few years I had the chance to go to Italy by myself and after a long research I found Casco cameo factory which has lovely cameos at very affordable prices. It is easy to reach by train or by car and the staff is very friendly. Contact them before visiting as they receive upon appointment only.

L. THORPE on

I bought two lovely broaches at the Pompei Cameo and Coral Factory for about 200 E. each. I got billed $850.92 on my visa. The exchange rate is bad, but I believe they double billed me. BEWARE!!!!!!

JD Poss on

My wife and I were in Naples. If this cameo shop is part of the Rome Pompeii tour and next to a restuant, We were there. I bought my wife a blue back and white cameo with a lady and a child. I paid $500 American. I should say when my wife asked the price she took it off and said it was too much. I told her we are here now get the ring ad as a memory. I thought the workma ship was great, if it is the same place. I remeber his son was learning the trade fromhis fathre. jposs@dc.rr.com
jd

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