Discover the traditional art of silk weaving at one of the most historic producers in Florence.
Enjoy a fascinating visit to one of the longest-established and most distinguished silk producers in Florence. The traditional silk weaving arts found a natural home here in the 14th century, bringing prestige to the city and wealth to its merchants.
Florentine silk reached its zenith during the Medici era: to welcome Grand Duke Cosimo to Florence, so they say, the streets were lavishly draped with “precious tapestries”. From the Renaissance onwards, silk was how many noble Florentine families acquired their wealth. The Puccis, Corsinis, Agrstis, Bartolozzis and della Gherardescas, for example, decided to pool all their looms, patterns and fabrics in a single joint workshop, in what came to be known as Via de’ Tessitori (the weavers’ street).
More recently, the Antico Setificio Fiorentino has played its part in numerous prestigious restorations – including at the Royal Palace of Denmark in Copenhagen, the Royal Castle of Sweden in Stockholm, and the Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Several aristocratic seats continue to entrust the company with restorations of important antique pieces following traditional weaving techniques.
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