Unique and Unusual Things to Do in Florence

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.

 

 

 

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