All of us love to bring home a special souvenir from a trip. But for many of us, selecting which silk scarf or wood carving to bring home can be intimidating in an unfamiliar environment. How do you know if something is authentic? If you’ve paid too much? If you’ve fallen prey to a tourist trap?

Pauline Frommer asks Laura Morelli how travelers can go beyond the tourist traps of Venice, Florence, Rome, and provincial France to discover authentic local traditions and artists.

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