Do you have a musician in the family? You might not have thought of purchasing a musical instrument while on your vacation, but once you've visited this artisans' workshop, you might change your mind. At Bottega Scala, Via Umberto I 68A (tel. 089-874894; www.liuteriascala.com), the liutai (stringed instruments makers) Pasquale and Leonardo Scala create instruments using traditional techniques. They specialize in classical guitars but also make reproductions of early stringed instruments that date from medieval and baroque times and their famous clients include Pino Daniele.
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