Situated in Vico dei Caprettari, a typical “caruggio” (alleyway) in central Genoa, this little barber’s shop is one of the city’s oldest businesses – a true jewel just waiting to be discovered.
With a surface area of just 10m2, the shop was opened by barber Emanuele Giacalone back in 1882. A few decades later, in 1922, his son Italo had the interior renovated in line with the art deco style of the time. The shop remained in Italo’s hands from 1922 to 1992, when – following his passing – it was acquired by FAI thanks to a public appeal launched by the Genoa Delegation. After having restored it and re-opened it to the public, the Trust put the running of the shop into the hands of a renowned Genoese barber of the old school, who continues to ply his trade from the premises.
The Old Giacalone Barber’s Shop (“Antica Barberia Giacalone”) is open from Tuesday to Saturday with the following opening times: 9.30am - 1pm, 2pm - 6.30pm
The shop can be visited during the opening hours stated above.
For more information: tel. (+39) 010 2091043.
The barber’s services can be booked by calling (+39) 3403477055