The Art of Silk - Private Tour inside the famous Antico Setificio Fiorentino in Florence
In Florence, the art of silk weaving found its natural home and flourished in the Fourteenth century bringing prestige to the city and wealth to its merchants. The silk woven in Florence reached its peak during the heir of the Medici. To welcome the Grand Duke Cosimo to Florence, story tells that the streets were draped with precious tapestries.
From the Renaissance age onwards, silk was the source of wealth for many noble Florentine families, including della Gherardesca, Pucci, Bartolozzi, Corsini and Agresti, who decided to establish a single workshop that would regroup all their looms and fabrics. This establishment was located in Via de Tessitori (Weavers Street).
Joinable Wine Tour in the famous Chianti Wine Region
- Visit a Boutique winery in Chianti Wine Region (light lunch included)
- Tasting the famous Chianti Wines
- Visit the underground wine cellars