Antico Setificio Fiorentino 1Moving away from the more obvious sights like the  Pontevecchio(the Old Bridge) and  the David, we would  love to suggest a whole different side of Florence, one that you would never expect to see but will hopefully love to explore.

Take a look at 2 unique and unusual things  you definitely have to do in Florence :

Visit the ASFAntico Setificio FiorentinoI visited this place  years ago and  I was so happy when they opened their doors again .When you enter, you believe to immerse yourself in a past world: its hand-operated and semi-mechanical loomsweave dreams, embellished by a wondrous warper designed by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Antico Setificio Fiorentino 02When you see the works of art produced here you understand  the meaning of Oscar Wilde’s “What is beautiful  is a joy for all seasons”.This place,one of the last remaining workshops for silk manufacturing in the world, is for those passionate about beauty.Open: Mon-Fri 10:00 – 18:00 – By appointment only

Doors Photography  Tour

Even Florentine people forget what’s on our doorstep every now and again:walking in a hurry ,we tend not to notice the  beautiful things around us.Let’s have a look at the buildings, look up,not only where the guide or guide books point at .If you start a  door photography tour you’ll notice many more  characteristic details .

From the  small door  where the wine was soldFlorentine Door for selling wine

to the beautiful door of the Antica Farmacia.Antica Farmacia di santa Maria Novella

Here is a tiny collection of  what you can see looking for and at  doors.

No appointment requested.