Antique looms recreate ancient and luxurious textiles in this unique and beautiful studio.
Florentines have always been a little bit obsessed with luxurious textiles, and indeed the history of silk weaving and tapestries in Florence goes well back to the late Middle Ages. The Antico Setificio Fiorentino testifies to this. Part workshop, part showroom, with a generous helping of history, the Antico Setificio has been in its current location since 1786, jealously guarding the looms, patterns and fabric designs of some of Florence's most famous textile families of the Renaissance.
Come here as much to experience the wonderful history of this disappearing technique as to gaze at the dazzling fabrics in the showroom where they have one off pieces such as cushions, handbags and fabric covered photo frames or, of course, gorgeous fabrics by the meter to furnish your home like a Florentine noble.