I'm eagerly waiting for delivery of a Castello 55 KKKK from Tabacheria Corti in Italy. I was shocked at how much less expensive it is than prices from US online vendors and even less than a local B&M (literally 1/2 as much as similar castellos even with international shipping). Plus, no other online or local vendor even had a 55 to look at. So although I'd like to fondle the pipe before buying and support a B&M (there are so few left), given lack of local selection and huge price difference buying from Italy seems to be the way to go. Pipe is on the way so I guess I'll find out soon if this was a good idea, but anyone have any good or bad experiences ordering from Italy (and are there other Italian vendors you like). Barring some unexpected disaster seems like the way to go.