Our Italian History

Our Story

The Hidden Countship is the passion and vision of Donatella and Giulio Della Porta, Italian lovers, and patrons of art and beauty who aspired to showcase in the US little-known artisans whose work embodies the very essence of Italian craftsmanship. The Hidden Countship brings to Charleston and the work of skilled Italian men and women who continue to carry into the 21st-century age-old traditions that would otherwise be lost. They work out of love and pride, and we represent them out of love and pride.