Great Pen Stores - Stores of Note - Bologna, Italy
via Farini, 7; 00187 Bologna, Italy
On my 2007 visit to Bologna I had the pleasure of visit the pen store operated by Pasquale Alcione -- Al Balanzone.
There is plenty of leather goods in the window, but do walk in and you find that Pasquale carries a good stock of pens in all the main lines. If you don't see a particular pen, ask, as trays of pens are brought out.
Downstairs there is more leather assessories and fine leather books for photos or writing.
Pasquale has been the owner of the store for the past four years. Drop by and say hello. You will find it a pleasure to look around tthe store and talk about pens.
The store is closed Thursday afternoons.
via Orefici; Bologna Italy
Bologna is one of those hidden treasures of Italy. The city has some of the best food I have ever eaten. The architecture is outstanding. I took a tour of the OMAS factory in 2007 and I am looking forward to returning to the city.
I visited the Vecchietti store when I was in Bologna in 2007. The store is now located on via Orefici and sons Davide and Luce are running the business. I look forward to my next visit to Bologna.