Zagara: the best of Made in Sicily craftsmanship in the Milan showcase.

Handcrafted Made in Sicily excellencewithin reach of all budgets: under interior design, jewelry and food and wine, Sicily in Milan dwells at Zagara, the store in the Cadorna district that offers an assorted selection of the best in Sicilian tradition.

Messinese by birth, Milanese by love, Stefania Quagliata has brought her Sicily to the North, inside the four walls of Zagara, the store whose name evokes the citrus groves of the Catania plain and is instead located in the Milanese neighborhood of Cadorna. She wanted to feel it close again, longed to make it known to others, and finally discovered it first when she decided to get serious: “I papered the Island on a 1,200-kilometer tour that revealed much more to me than I, as a Sicilian, could have imagined.” Reviewing one country after another and trusting her good taste, Stefania searched and found for each technique, workmanship and traditional craftsmanship, the best, most distinctive artisan.

That time – it was running 2014 – brought seven to Milan, today. are more than forty, beautifully arranged in a cozy atmosphere with warm tones and thoughtful details, in a assorted array of unique pieces that between ceramics, jewelry, designer furniture and food and wine offerings, it includes the best of Made in Sicily and is affordable for all budgets. “Even with 10 euros you buy a unique and original product, which you would otherwise only find in Sicily but knowing where to go to find it,” emphasizes a satisfied Stefania, as she rattles off the details of the “selection of the selection that chronicles my discovery.” A riot of whimsical and extravagant crafts, often made by young people who have taken up the traditions of their grandparents, bridging a generational gap and thus saving a heritage that was in danger of being lost.