Issimo: the new holiday shop from Pellicano Hotels

We posted the tulip parasols on our Instagram this week, but there’s so much more to enjoy from the newly-launched Issimo website from Marie-Louise Sciò and the Pellicano Hotel group. Three Italian seaside hotels form the collection: Il Pellicano in Tuscany, Mezzatorre on the island of Ischia off Naples and La Posta Vecchia near Rome. All will remain closed this summer, but thanks to the utterly transportive site we can get our Italiano fix digitally. Celebrating local craftsmanship and the holiday atmosphere of the hotels, the Shop is a perfectly edited mixture of striped fabrics, string bikinis, aperitivo sweaters, colourful beaded bracelets, sunglasses, packets of pasta and of course, parasols. We can practically smell the lemon groves…Prepare for your next trip with the Read & Travel section where there are excellent travel guides by region – how to spend the perfect long weekend on the Sorrento peninsula – for example, as well as recipes, interviews and blog posts including an Italian literature reading list. Here are a few of our favourite pieces from the shop (there’s currently free postage on orders over €200):

La Posta Vecchia 16h23 Scarf, €160

Madeira Airstop shell swimming trunks, €165

Tuscan Maccheroni pasta, €5

Peperoncino Espresso cup and saucer, set of 2, €150

Nirmala handwoven bucket bag, €390

Chicissimo sunglasses, coming soon, €350

La dolce vita at Hotel Il Pellicano as seen by photographers John Swope, Slim Aarons and Juergen Teller, limited edition art book €250

Ombrellone Visconti – made to order, €520 


— Daisy Allsup
10th June 2020