Drogheria Toso: where time has stopped

Drogheria Toso is one of Trieste’s historical shops. Just looking at the window you will be captured and drawn in by the objects on display: sea sponges and a diving suit. The store sells painting oxides, spices, soap, boxes, glass vases, brushes, jute bags and much more. Nothing has changed in a hundred years: the layout of the store is the same as when its founder, Vittorio Toso, opened in 1906.

The shop’s many clients are attracted both by the evocative environment and the selection of products impossible to find elsewhere. The atmosphere is truly unique: just one step inside, and you’ll find yourself immersed in the old days, when candy was kept in large glass jars and its sweet smell mingled with the aroma of cloves, citronella or even Marseille soap. Sponges, twine, carpet beaters and fly swatters hang from the ceiling, while shelves and drawers display goods, just like at the beginning of the last century.

The current owners, fascinated by shop’s magical vibe, have decided to break with more popular choices and thus to stand out, leaving the atmosphere unchanged and offering a selection of goods that is as atypical and special as the history of this place.

Drogheria Toso
Piazza San Giovanni, 6
+39 040 636288

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Drogheria Toso: where time has stopped

Piazza San Giovanni, 6
+39 040 636288


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