more than just Italian leather

Your holiday on Lake Como will always be unforgettable, but taking something unique home with you always helps, doesn’t it?

If you happen to visit Varenna and love authentic “Made in Italy”, I suggest you make a stop at Pelletteria Denti, a leather goods store located in a 19th century gallery right in the heart of this small yet popular town overlooking Lake Como.

Here you can find bags, purses, belts and wallets made of real leather. A special treat for those who want to take home a piece of tradition. But how did I get to know this little and typical boutique?

Pelletteria Denti, Varenna
Entrance of the leather goods store
Pelletteria Denti, Varenna
The interiors of Pelletteria Denti

Walking through the charming alleys of Varenna, taking one picture after another, I’ve been suddenly attracted by the smell of leather coming out from the interior of the store, “inviting” me to walk in.

I went in for a look and I met Marco, a smiling guy who welcomed me.

He let me roam freely in the shop, until I asked him a couple of information on a particular leather wallet and about the shop, eager to know more about Pelletteria Denti.

He was very helpful and after my purchase – I’m still very happy with my choice! – he explained how his grandfather started the business, establishing it around open markets in 1958: “My family and I are the third generation of owners and we are proud to carry on the traditions” he told me.

How to get there


Via Contrada dei Sarti 7, Varenna

It is getting harder and harder to avoid asian manufacture and purchase genuine italian quality leather items (bags, belts and wallet), and I had the feeling that the Denti family is trying to reverse the trend, bringing back Italian values, in both terms of service and products.

From the supply of the leather to the manufacture of products every step is in fact strictly made in Italy.

Lake Como’s typical interior design is kept alive together with a sparkle of modern touch, combining the atmosphere of a lounge salon to that of a boutique.

Pelletteria Denti, Varenna
Leather clutches, €40
Pelletteria Denti, Varenna
Cuoieria Fiorentina collection
Pelletteria Denti, Varenna
Vintage leather bag, €175
Pelletteria Denti, Varenna
Leather belts, €25

One thing that definitely surprised me about Pelletteria Denti, among all, is the price of the products. In a tourist place like Lake Como, you might think that a good crafted in real leather would empty your pockets, well in this case you’ll be positively surprised.

Real leather women’s bag start as low as  €40, while handmade wallet are available from €25.


This family really made of the leather shop a lifestyle, definitely recommended!

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