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Shaving meccas in Genoa, Italy! Pt 1

sarimento1

Contributor
Had a great week in Genoa recently and discovered several amazing shaving mecca spots!
Here is first installment:

Antique barbershop Antica Barberia Giacalone​
Got this lead from TripAdvisor.com.​
Renovated tiny art deco barbershop in old Genoa alleyway.​
Restored with tourist agency and Proraso funding.​
Operated by a master barber.​
Had a great barber shave, with Proraso cream, boar brush and shavette with fresh DE blade, 15 euro.​
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Next, Santa Maria Novella shop in pedestrian mall district in old Genoa.​
Complete inventory of SMN colognes, soaps, even liqueurs, plus a barber station.​
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Next to follow...Genoa brick and mortar shave shops!!​
 

DEPenguin

Contributor
My son and I stumbled on the Mondial store in Florence when I was there in Sept. He got a barber shave and the store was pretty cool. Dropped some coin on a couple nice tubs of soap, though, but overall a great experience.
 
Great city, try to enjoy the food and the Genovese lifestyle, too!

Too bad Valobra is not for sale at this moment

They are from Genova and there is a pharmacy that was selling fresh, unpacked Valobra soap straight from the factory.
 

Marco

Ambassador
Italy is full of these old barbershops, which, in many cases, are a family business that goes on from father to son.

Enjoy your time, my friend!
 

Chan Eil Whiskers

Contributor
Ambassador
I'd love to do a barbershop and factory tour of Italy. Mine would have to include Sicily to visit Zenith.

Great thread.

Happy shaves,

Jim
 
I use to be an Au Pair in Genoa and I remember one day, walking past a shaving shop with loads of goodies in the window. Problem was, I had no idea where it was, how I got there or how to get there again so was never able to find it again.

I went back to Genoa 2 or 3 years later and tried to find it again with no luck. I hope you found the one Im thinking of OP so I can pin point it so I can return to it if/when I go back
 

sarimento1

Contributor
I use to be an Au Pair in Genoa and I remember one day, walking past a shaving shop with loads of goodies in the window. Problem was, I had no idea where it was, how I got there or how to get there again so was never able to find it again.

I went back to Genoa 2 or 3 years later and tried to find it again with no luck. I hope you found the one Im thinking of OP so I can pin point it so I can return to it if/when I go back
This might be one of the places that the guide took me to; will be posting those pics soon!
 
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