The prestigious Savelli name belongs to an old Roman family who features four Popes among its ancestors: Benedict II, Gregory II, Honorius III and Honorius IV.
With its religious goods stores offering a broad range of handmade artistic products, Savelli Arte e Tradizione has grown to become the leading producer of religious articles in Rome since Lorenzo Savelli Senior opened his first store just off Saint Peter’s Square in 1898.
As well as religious articles and icons, you will find Vatican souvenirs and gifts and evne a mosaic art gallery and small workshop.
The passion and care for the business has been handed down from father to son and in 1929 the Galleria Savelli store moved to its present location in Piazza Pio XII, across from Saint Peter’s Cathedral.
The Savelli family still specializes in the sale of religious articles and the production of traditional handicrafts in ancient and modern styles.
The range of products includes small mosaic items such as bracelets, charms, earrings; alabaster, porcelain, wood, bronze and marble statues; Vatican coins and stamps, baptism, communion and confirmation sacraments; byzantine, capodimonte and della robbia ceramics; paintings, accessories for celebration and books, souvenirs, nativity sets etc.
The catalogue is online and is divided into the following categories:
- Accessories for celebration
- Benedict XVI
- Ceramics and porcelains
- Christmas items
- Crucifix and Crosses
- Holy water fountains
- John Paul II Medals and Charms
- Nativity set
- Necklace and Chains
- Small mosaics
- Stamp collecting and numismatic
The Savelli stores can be found in three locations right by the Vatican City and Saint Peters Square. Together they offer over 2,500 square meters of showroom space and the widest selection of artwork and sacred objects available in Rome.
All the items are created exclusively for Savelli by skilled Italian artisans and are not available in other stores or websites.
Facing Saint Peter’s Cathedral, you can find them on both sides of the colonnades. It is possible to get 10% discount at the cash desk or else a lovely gift.
Groups of tourists can also stop for a coffee, a drink or a quick brunch in the Savelli owned 'Il Colonnato' Self Service Restaurant in Piazza Sant'Uffizio, 6-7-8.