Moving 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.
When 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 sold
to the beautiful door of the Antica Farmacia.
Here is a tiny collection of what you can see looking for and at doors.
No appointment requested.